Efoy Methanol Fuel Cells
Buy Efoy Methanol Fuel Cells at Pro Marine Store for marine and sailing electrical power solutions whilst aboard your boat, with free next day UK shipping on all orders.
See why more and more sailors are benefitting from easy reliable power at anchor after a long day on the water, with no moving parts and only water as a byproduct!
Recently, fuel cells have become a viable source of power at sea. Conventional generators use internal combustion engines to rotate an alternator, fuel cells generate power by producing electrons directly, with no moving parts. As a result, they are very efficient and reliable. Moreover, they are almost silent and, other than electricity and heat, they produce only water vapour. This makes them ideal for use inside a boat, with no worries regarding fumes, carbon monoxide etc.
The power generating principle of EFOY fuel cells
The EFOY fuel cell converts chemical energy into electrical energy without interim stages, without moving parts and without much loss of efficiency. That is why it is such an efficient power generator. The innovative and patented developments of the EFOY fuel cell enable a miniaturised set-up, high performance, a long service life and a low weight. Using the technology developed in-house, SFC has acquired a unique technological and competitive edge in the field of fuel cell systems for off-grid equipment with the EFOY fuel cells.
Efficient and Reliable
Fuel cells have no moving parts so they are very efficient and reliable, requiring little maintenance. They are reliable in a marine environment due to their lack of required maintenance and energy-dense fuel. Efoy Fuel cells are smart - they only turn on when needed. They monitor the battery bank voltage and turn on only when the bank reaches a pre-determined minimum voltage. They then turn off again automatically when the battery bank is fully charged and reaches a 'charge' voltage.
Clean and Quiet
Fuel cell systems are clean, very quiet and produce no exhaust gases other than water vapour. They produce next to no noise due to no moving parts, and so are a world away from noisy diesel generators aboard a boat.
There are many different types of fuel cell technologies adopted today, each having their own characteristics and each being suited to differing applications. The basic principles of any fuel cell are essentially the same, with all fuel cells using an electrochemical reaction to split hydrogen gas molecules (H2) to form hydrogen ions and electrons.