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PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Charger Uses Hydrogen For Maximum Mobility

When it comes to traveling off the grid, getting power to the people can be a difficult prospect. Now, the PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Charger offers a water-based way to get the power you need when you need it.

 The new PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Charger is an offering from portable power makers PowerTrekk, who are committed to creating viable, eco-friendly solutions to getting power on the go. An oval-shaped design just bigger than most mobile devices, the Fuel Cell Charger comes with the promise of easy power that will go farther than most alternate charging solutions. Mobile devices are connected via USB cable and can start instantly charging the moment they're plugged in.

PowerTrekk has a clever video on their Web page about four trekking friends during which the "plug-in" guy has to head back to civilization early on because his extension cord won't reach, "battery" guy runs out of power and "solar" guy has trouble when a storm hits. PowerTrekk guy, of course, is just fine.

Why? Well, PowerTrekk would tell you it's because of their unique PowerPukk system. The small, hockey puck sized devices are inserted into the PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Charger, a small amount of water is added and the system then safely breaks it down into the holy grail of energy technologies: hydrogen. The hydrogen is then stored in a battery that can be used for charging a device instantly and will also continue to generate electrical energy for storage.

 

The beauty of the system lies in the fact that the system can be used as soon as the PowerPukk is dropped into the Fuel Cell Charger and that the only byproduct from the creation of hydrogen in the device is water vapor. The Charger also comes with a monitoring light to let users know just when their device is running low and a new Pukk must be added.

As an off the grid power solution that not only stores power but creates it on the go, the PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Charger is a clever piece of chemistry in the works.

Currently, PowerTrekk is in the process of finding a set of retailers and distributors for the new product, but consumers can expect to see it on store shelves soon.

Source: PowerTrekk

 

Douglas Bonderud
Technology and Gadgets Blogger
InventorSpot.com

Comments
Jan 9, 2012
by Anonymous

Has to be bogus

Separating oxygen and hydrogen from water consumes energy. Since there is no mention of an actual energy source in this device (which cannot be the water) this has to be a fraud.

I suspect that when you add water, it just activates the battery. Eventually the battery will be depleted and the device will stop working.