Fuel Cell Concept Car and Gas Station
H-TEC Education’s most realistic model car set gives observers a glimpse of the transportation technology of the future. The gas station uses solar power to run an electrolyzer and produce + hydrogen gas. This gas then feeds the air-breathing double fuel cell on board the car, producing electricity and driving the car forward. One tank of hydrogen produces enough power for a 7-minute run time!
Diminishing resources, more severe environmental impacts and the ever increasing demand for energy force us to reconsider the structure of our energy supply system. Automobile industry and oil companies increasingly invest in hydrogen technology because it offers solutions to some of these concerns. This fascinating technology combines a sound energy supply with minimal impact on our natural resources.
Hydrogen is produced and stored in the Hydrogen Gas Station. The Fuel Cell Concept Car is fueled with hydrogen, and realistically demonstrates the technology of future fuel cell vehicles.
The equipment can be used to demonstrate the operation of PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) fuel cells and PEM Electrolyzers.
Fuel Cell Concept Car and Gas Station – D203 Includes:
- Model Car
- Fuel Cell Stack
o Number of Cells: 2
o Active Area: 4cm² X 2
o Open Circuit Voltage: approx. 2 V DC
o Nominal Power Output: 300 mA
o Number of Cells: 1
o Active Area: 4 cm²
o Permissible Operating Voltage: 0 – 2 V DC
o Maximum Power Output: 3 W
o Hydrogen Production Rate: Up to 8 mL/minute
- Hydrogen Storage Tank
o Volume: 10 mL
- Solar Module
o Number of Cells: 3
o Active Solar Surface: 180 cm²
o Operating Current: approx. 2 V DC
- Hydrogen Gas Station Base
o Hydrogen Fill Volume: 30 mL
o Oxygen Side Fill Volume: 95 mL
o Hydrogen Gas Storage: 25 mL
- Power Supply (can be used in placed of solar module for faster operation)
o Output Voltage: 5 V DC
o Output Current: 1.2 A
- Instructional Textbook
The included H-TEC Education fuel cell textbook contains information about the technology and
instructions for a variety of experiments.