The EFOY Pro 2200 offers 38% more power than the EFOY Pro 1600; it generates 90W of electricity and is suitable for a range of prime and standby power applications.
As with all fuel cells in the EFOY range, the EFOY Pro 2200 is a ‘plug and play’ solution – customers do not need special expertise to install it. In addition, the new unit offers several benefits for traffic regulation, surveillance and remote monitoring applications.
The EFOY Pro 2200 is robust and doesn’t require maintenance, so it can be left alone for long periods. An EFOY Pro 2200 using a 28-litre methanol cartridge can power a 50W traffic signal serial blinker for 26 days, while a traditional battery can only power it for one day.
The EFOY Pro 2200 is suited to powering security cameras and other surveillance applications. Using a 10-litre methanol cartridge, it provides 11.1kW of electricity – enough to power a 25W camera for three weeks without intervention. The compact fuel cell fits into small spaces, and is quiet and emission-free, so systems can run undetected.
Like other fuel cells in the EFOY range, the EFOY Pro 2200 can be used in hybrid installations that take advantage of renewable energy sources such as solar or wind. Such configurations recharge the batteries that power electrical equipment – this makes the EFOY Pro 2200 suitable for standby power applications and for operation in remote areas where there isn’t easy access to the grid. The EFOY Pro 2200 can be located outside, and can operate in all weather conditions.
“EFOY has proved that, in some situations, its fuel cells can save users up to 90% in operating and maintenance costs, so the argument for investing in fuel cell technology continues to grow,” said UPS Systems Managing Director, Tom Sperrey. “The EFOY Pro 2200 is a welcome addition to our product range because it enables us to offer an effective power solution for more applications such as traffic signalling and surveillance.”
“By launching our EFOY Pro 2200, we are responding to strong demand in remote power applications.The EFOY Pro 2200 fuel cell generator offers 38 % more power in exactly the same package as before. By offering this high-performance power solution, users get even higher autonomy for demanding off-grid devices- at more attractive energy cost”, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG.
UPS Systems plc (upssystems.co.uk) is the UK’s largest independent supplier of standby power solutions. Through its independent position, allied to close working relationships with the world’s leading manufacturers, the company is uniquely able to offer impartial technical advice on the widest range of standby power solutions. An authority on fuel cell technology, UPS Systems implemented the UK’s first two hydrogen fuel cells providing AC standby power, and is currently working on projects where the technology will be used for the supply of backup or prime power to utilities, telecommunications, remote telemetry, portable signage and renewable energy applications.
SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG is market leader in fuel cell technologies for mobile and off-grid power applications serving the leisure, industrial and defense markets. As one of Germany’s technology pioneers, SFC has won numerous innovation awards. SFC has alliances with leading companies in a wide range of industries. Unlike most other fuel cell manufacturers, who are in the research and development phase or run subsidized demonstration projects, SFC has shipped more than 16,000 fully commercial products to industrial and private end users for more than five years, and has created a convenient fuel cartridge supply infrastructure. SFC is DIN ISO 9001:2008 certified. SFC is based in Brunnthal, Germany, and has a sales and technical service office in the U.S.
The EFOY Pro Series is available immediately throughout Europe in four different models: EFOY Pro 600, EFOY Pro 1200, EFOY Pro 1600 and EFOY Pro 2200, with a charging capacity from 600 to 2200 watt hours per day, that are used depending on the energy requirements of the application. EFOY Pro Series Fuel Cells obtain their fuel from EFOY fuel cartridges, which deliver week-long autonomous energy, depending on their size (5, 10, 28 litres). The fuel cartridges are available at more than 1,400 sales points in Europe.