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Forget Batteries, Hydrogen Fuel Cells Can Power Your Devices

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JRoque
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Re: Seriously?
JRoque   2/8/2016 12:21:39 PM
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The whole story is absurd. Captain Hybrid strikes again with another click-bait to entice anyone with more than two working neurons. Next month: "screw batteries, researchers demo an iPad that runs entirely on pineapple juice!"

suzuken98
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Not quite
suzuken98   2/8/2016 12:12:43 PM
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The title says "Forget Batteries", but when you read the following article, you know it is not quite ready yet.  Toshiba also released a fuelcell recharger a couple years back.  And I think it will take another couple years if they ever be ready...remember, LiB technology would also advance in those years, too.

rollywind
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Re: Stepping in the right direction
rollywind   2/2/2016 4:42:31 PM
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Of course, for cell phones, this presupposes we will still be able to replace the battery!! Right now the trend is to make the phone with the inability to replace the battery by the user. I hate dragging around an extra battery attached to my cell phone to keep it charged when it's going bad and I can't replace it!

RURC
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Stepping in the right direction
RURC   2/1/2016 8:06:56 AM
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While the lacking of a real inside look into the technology, this is a positive step in proper fuel cells.

shehan
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Re: Did you say "can"?
shehan   1/31/2016 1:12:22 PM
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Hydrogen fuel cells are great but as long as we have a mechanism to refill them at home or at stations. Considering the refiling methods I prefer the ordinary lithium ion batteries. 

MKolb
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Need more info!
MKolb   1/28/2016 10:56:08 AM
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This sounds facinating, however there is not enough info:

Is this technology easily rechargable?

Is it scaleable to larger applications like vehicles, wheel chairs etc?

 

DVanditmars
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Seriously?
DVanditmars   1/27/2016 12:21:27 PM
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The Fuel Cell has about the save volume as the device it is powering.

Hey, if you don't mind going back to cell phones from the last century, (before 2000) the go for it.

Zippy
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Re: Did you say "can"?
Zippy   1/27/2016 8:22:21 AM
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In fairness, the developers of the technology admit they are not "product guys," and need others to actually deliver the goods.  The market pull will not be a univeral repacement of batteries, however, without a price structure that matches current battery use costs.  Paying 6-10 dollars a week to keep your phone charged will not have wide appeal; special uses, such as long-distance drones, could be a market.

ErnieGG
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Did you say "can"?
ErnieGG   1/27/2016 5:47:49 AM
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Your headline says "can."

The article, however, while mentioning a couple of products (not the ones I want to power, so not helpful to me in the present) contains would, when, targeting, not commercially available, hoped-for, next step, will rely heavily, foresee, will focus, and start of a journey.... All of those words and phrases apply to vaporware and other products that we've seen promised but not delivered. "Can," on the other hand, is present tense, now, says it's happening, not that it will some day be here.

A more realistic headline might say"are coming soon" or "are in your future" or "will change everything." Reading the story was disappointing after seeing the headline.

Thanks for keeping us up on what may be here some day.

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