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myFC PowerTrekk is the first portable fuel cell charger that runs on ordinary water. By using advanced fuel cell technology to convert hydrogen gas into electricity, myFC PowerTrekk can directly charge mobile phones and other USB-compatible electronic devices such as digital cameras and GPS units. The hybrid myFC PowerTrekk can also store electricity in its efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery until you need it.
How it Works:
The fuel cell inside the myFC PowerTrekk is a completely passive system. Without fans or pumps, the fuel cell silently converts hydrogen into electricity via its Proton Exchange Membrane. To power the fuel cell with hydrogen, simply add water to one side of the device and a myFC PowerTrekk Puck cartridge to the other side. myFC PowerTrekk Pucks are composed of a non-toxic solution containing 5 grams of sodium silicide.
Water reacts with sodium silicide to produce heat and an inert mineral called sodium silicate. Hydrogen from the water is unused in this process and is released for consumption by the fuel cell. The chemistry of the process is safe and the only bi-product from the fuel cell is a little water vapor. Expended myFC PowerTrekk Pucks can be recycled as metal waste.
Unlike solar-powered chargers, a fuel cell generates energy instantly and is not impacted by weather or solar position-it charges day or night, rain or shine. Unlike AA batteries, myFC PowerTrekk can deliver up to 1 Amp of continuous power to get your device charged quickly. In fact, the myFC PowerTrekk charges USB standard devices at virtually the same rate as plugging your device into an electrical wall outlet at home. myFC PowerTrekk is compact enough for travel, outdoor adventures off the grid, or stashing away at home for emergency situations.
The hybrid myFC PowerTrekk also provides the option to travel with just the smaller, lithium battery contained in the lid of the device. The battery can be initially charged by an outlet, a computer via USB, or by the internal fuel cell. This versatility makes myFC PowerTrekk an excellent charger for a variety of scenarios where you may not be able to rely upon the grid. myFC PowerTrekk and Pucks meet industry security standards and are approved to be carried aboard commercial airlines.
The myFC PowerTrekk Fuel Cell produces 2.5 watts at 5 volts, and runs for over two hours on one Puck. At 5 volts, myFC PowerTrekk will fully-charge all USB standard mobile phones, GPS, and cameras, and can also trickle-charge higher wattage devices such as an iPad or Kindle.
What's in the Box:
myFC PowerTrekk Fuel Cell and Battery, product guide, quick start guide, Mini USB, Micro USB, Apple iPhone 32 PIN adapter & USB-A charging cable. myFC Powertrekk Pucks are sold separately in 3-packs.
- Instant power, anywhere, anytime
- Just add Puck and water to activate charging.
- Rechargable Fuel Cell holds 5.6 watt hours
- Pucks charge 4+ Watt Hours each
- Dimensions: 5" x 2.5" x 1.5" (12.7 cm x 6.4 cm x 3.8 cm)
- Weight-Battery only: 6.1 oz. (173 g)
- Weight: 8.5 oz. (240 g)