The innovative, efficient C380 fuel cell system – powerful and environmentally friendly
The core of the DONATOR® fuel cell system is a PEM (proton exchange membrane) fuel cell stack. In this fuel cell, oxygen from the air is fed in via a fan and reacts with hydrogen which is supplied from a pressure cylinder or hydride storage.
This reaction generates heat and electrical energy. The electrical efficiency is almost 50%. Steam is generated by the reaction. As no carbon dioxide is produced, the system is considered emission-free.
The C380 DONATOR® fuel cell system works with batteries in an integrated system. It monitors the state of charge of the battery, switches on automatically if needed and recharges the battery. The consumers are supplied with power by the battery. One advantage of this hybrid system is that high peak loads above the 380 W power output of the fuel cell are covered by the battery. The batteries supplying the system are continuously monitored, regardless of the time of day or weather conditions, and are automatically recharged if the switch-on threshold is reached. This ensures that the batteries are protected against deep discharging. The DONATOR® fuel cell system converts the chemical energy from the supplied hydrogen into electrical energy. The hybrid system can deal with a range of load profiles and can be integrated into existing energy systems. It has a short charging time thanks to its high output power.