Hitachi Maxell develops small-ish 10W fuel cell battery


Maxell_fuel_cell_1While it’s not all that small nor powerful just yet, Hitachi Maxell’s fuel cell prototype shows some merit. At 100 x 60 x 160mm in size and almost a full kilogram in weight (that’s around 2.2 pounds to us Yanks), you won’t be carrying this to power a portable PC, but the company is shooting for a 70% reduction in the future. According to the translated Japanese, there’s some kind of chemical reaction with water and aluminum for power, but web translations often leave something to be desired. Here’s hoping you just refill with water instead of buying extra rolls of aluminum foil for your power-hungry mobile devices.

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