SoftSwitching Powers Coleman AirGen Generator

December 03, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

SoftSwitching Technologies Corp. (Madison, WI) has partnered with Coleman Powermate Inc. (Aurora, IL) in the development of the AirGen™ fuel cell generator, a machine that converts hydrogen and oxygen into electricity. SoftSwitching has primary responsibility for the development and manufacturing of the power conversion and controls portion of the AirGen™ fuel cell generator.

Operation of the AirGen™ fuel cell generator requires coordination and conditioning of energy from the utility, fuel cell and internal batteries to ensure uninterrupted, utility-grade power to a critical load. Implementation of this functionality requires power electronics and microprocessor controls, areas of core competency for SoftSwitching.

Deepak Divan, president and CEO of SoftSwitching, remarked, "While the list of technical firsts achieved with this product is truly remarkable, the most exciting aspect is that the technology incorporated in the AirGen™ fuel cell generator will have a profound impact on society. We are honored to be a part of this tremendous opportunity and look forward to rapid growth of this market."