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The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) is the trade association for the fuel cell and hydrogen energy industry, and is dedicated to the commercialization of fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies. Fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies deliver clean, reliable power to leading edge corporate, academic and public sector users, and FCHEA members are helping to transform our energy future. FCHEA represents the full global supply chain, including universities, government laboratories and agencies, trade associations, fuel cell materials, components and systems manufacturers, hydrogen producers and fuel distributors, utilities and other end users.

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Portable Power

An overview of portable fuel cells and their applicaitons

Portable Power

Portable fuel cells are highly mobile electricity generation units that are used to directly power electronic equipment or recharge batteries for a host of consumer electronic products. They can also be used to provide emergency power for a home, office or command center.

Portable fuel cells are very useful in areas where grid power is non-existent, unavailable or undependable. Fuel cells allow consumers to enjoy a truly “wireless” experience, carrying replacement fuel cartridges instead of power cords and adapters.

On-the go users will never have to worry about finding an outlet to recharge, or carry around heavy batteries to keep going.

Portable fuel cells have a wide range of applications, primarily for consumer electronics. These systems can make a large difference in natural disasters and extreme weather emergencies such as hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and ice storms.  Portable fuel cells can provide reliable, high quality power in non-emergency situations as well, such as remote construction sites.

Portable fuel cells provide users with a variety of benefits. As long as fuel is supplied, fuel cells continue to operate with little measurable loss in performance. Battery degradation, however, can be significant with some applications after prolonged use.  

For some examples of portable fuel cells, check out the products below:

For more information on hydrogen codes, standards, and regulations, see our Codes and Standards Overview.