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Fuel Cell's are coming it seems - wonder when they get into R/C

Fuel Cell's are coming it seems - wonder when they get into R/C

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Old 01-12-2005, 09:24 PM
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Default Fuel Cell's are coming it seems - wonder when they get into R/C

http://www.jadoopower.com/nab.html

I actually met someone recently that had one of these on their Digital Beta portable TV camera. The cost is intense it sounds like, but the studio will save money and weight over time since the fuel cell is lighter than most any NiMH cell that they normally used. ANd will last a very very long time.

I want one for my 3PK hehehe

I just thought that some geeks here would appreciate the evolution of power technology on a portable level

Some day I want hydrogen in my R/C
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http://www.jadoopower.com/pdfs/nab2.pdf

looks pretty promising in that PDF
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Eeeek just found the price.

w/ 2 cartridges, the "converter", the charger = $5000.00

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As long as ROAR spec them and you have enough guys running fuel cells to make a class, I don't see any problem with it.
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At the moment, this type of technology has a low energy density.
In other terms, it means that you need a very large cell to supply all the power that a normal motor requires.

The most efficient fuel cells are the Fluid Carbonates type. This has internal temperatures in excess of 800șC (celsius).
To me it seems to be a problem if you want to make it fit into an RC car.
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