SFC Announces Fuel Cell Upgrade for RVs

August 02, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG (Munich, Germany) announced a fuel cell upgrade to the SFC A50 fuel cell, which is designed for recreational vehicles and mobile homes, and weighs approximately 7 kg with a power output of 50 W. The company has developed the A50 fuel cell together with Hymer, a German manufacturer of RVs.

A 5 L methanol fuel cartridge powers the cell, and can deliver 100 Ah of electricity to the battery daily for a five to ten day period - depending on the season and personal consumption. Power supply is fully automatic due to a charge controller that is activated for a battery recharge whenever the voltage drops below a certain level. The fuel cells convert liquid methanol directly into electricity using a low-temperature electrochemical process.