SFC has focused on the proven direct methanol fuel cell. This technology does not require the fuel to be converted into hydrogen in a very complex and elaborate process as is the case with e.g. propane or butane gas. A further advantage is the high energy density of methanol and the use of fuel cartridges as means of storage. One M10 cartridge weighs only 8.4 kg and provides a capacity of 920 Ah (which corresponds to more than 250 kg of lead batteries).
The EFOY Pro fuel cell is a fully automated battery charger that is quiet, simple and environmentally friendly, operating as a power generator in regions, where no grid connection is available, but a high power demand is needed. In off-grid industrial applications, that are not connected to the grid, the EFOY Pro fuel cell delivers reliable energy, in every weather condition - for security and surveillance, traffic regulation, remote sensors, etc.
A fuel cell is a galvanic cell that converts the energy created by the chemical reaction between a constant stream of fuel and an oxidant into electrical energy. The underlying principle is an electrochemical process that is also known as "cold combustion". It is in principle the reversal of electrolysis. A fuel cell is not an energy store but a converter that generates electricity. The energy required to produce electricity comes from the fuel.
The EFOY Pro fuel cell converts the fuel in the fuel cartridge direct into electrical current. Thanks to this direct conversion, which is performed with no moving parts, completely silently and without creating any pollutants, the fuel cell is extremely efficient, clean and environmentally friendly. For more Information go to: Function
Yes. A lot of your customers do this. The fuel cell switches on automatically when there is insufficient sun available for the solar energy system. Our Partners will assist you planning and implementing your projects. Solar Hybrid Solution
Customers' performance requirements vary depending on usage profile, personal needs, type and power consumption of the appliance and environmental conditions etc. EFOY Pro products with varying levels of output offer the customers the choice and opportunity to purchase the fuel cell that matches their needs. Technical Data
Ask our EFOY Pro distributors or us for the ideal energy solution that suits your demand.
Make sure there is an adequate air supply and sufficient ventilation for waste heat and spent air. Please also ensure that there is enough space for the fuel cartridges and the unit itself. You can refer to the user manual for more details.
Yes, you can operate more units at one battery. For this application you should connect a Cluster Controller CC1 , which ensures an equal operation of all units.
An EFOY Pro fuel cell is an automatic charger for lead-gel, glass-mat, AGM or lead-acid batteries. You may charge a lithium battery (LiFePO4) by using a battery management system (BMS). The EFOY Pro 800 / 800 Duo / 2400 / 2400 Duo detects automatically if there is a 12 V or 24 V voltage and begins charging the battery at a voltage of 12,3 V i.e. 24,6. The EFOY Pro 12000 Duo checks, due to the security reasons, requests the type of voltage and type of battery at the moment of installation and activation.
The battery management systems (BMS) enables the charging of lithium iron phosphate (LIFEPO4) batteries. It is important to check the specifications of the batteries in order to adjust the EFOY parameters correctly to the batteries. The charging of other lithium technologies is currently not possible.
Yes, all current EFOY Pro fuel cells allow the switch thresholds to be adjusted via the expert menu on the operating panel OP2. Please check the battery data sheets from the manufacturer regarding the permissible values before installation or activation. Further information is available in our user manual.
The level of waste heat depends on the ambient temperature, which is why there is no simple answer to the question. The heat (measured in watts) is approximately three times as high as the electrical energy (rated power) generated by the unit. For example, an EFOY Pro 2400 fuel cell produces approximately 330 W of heat.
The exhaust air may also contain traces of methanol and methanol-based waste products. The quantities and concentration of these are below the legal thresholds. IMPORTANT: Always expel exhaust air into the open. Inhaling the exhaust air or drinking the water may be harmful to your health. The exhaust air contains no CO (carbon monoxide) or NOx (nitrogen oxide)
Yes. The EFOY Pro fuel cell is approved for use in motor vehicles. Leading vehicle manufacturers install fuel cells in their vehicles as standard. For more Information go to Certificates
The EFOY Pro fuel cell meets the highest standards of safety and quality, including regulations governing installation in motor vehicles. It is the world's first fuel cell to be certified in accordance with ECE-R10 (installation and operation in motor vehicles), CE and "Safety-tested and production-monitored fuel cell system" awarded by TÜV SÜD. For more product certificates go to Certificates.
We guarantee safe operation in an ambient temperature range of -20 °C to +50 °C.
Should you require a power source to operate under more extreme conditions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Operation up to +50 °C is guaranteed. If this temperature is exceeded, the unit interrupts the charge function and starts once more fully automatically once the temperature falls. This prevents damage to the fuel cell. Should you use the fuel cell at high temperatures for long periods of time, please contact email@example.com
The EFOY Pro fuel cell meets the highest quality standards. We guarantee it. For more details go to warranty terms.
Yes. We can repair your fuel cell at our location in Brunnthal near Munich or in our subsidiary in Gaithersburg, MD USA when necessary. Service Center
A new update is not essential, but fuel cells are being continuously improved and you are welcome to benefit from this. Further information can be found at: Updater
Service fluid / Recovery fluid is delivered with your EFOY Pro fuel cell. Thanks to SFC's patented water recovery system, fluid is recovered in a closed circuit. Over a long period of operation with high external temperatures a part of this fluid may evaporate, and the fuel cell will indicate that it requires service fluid / recovery fluid. It is recommended to always have a bottle with you. Never fill up more than one bottle, and only when the fuel cell indicates that it really needs it (via the control panel).