EDUSTAK Junior provides fuel cell technology for the classroom without using compressed hydrogen. Investigate the power potential of hydrogen technology by constructing your own 4W fuel cell stack. HYDROSTIK PRO metal hydride cartridges provide instant hydrogen fuel and no tools are required to assemble a stack. EDUSTAK is the perfect technology to conduct advanced research into MEAS, investigate thermal effects within stacks and is even a shortcut to starting your own fuel cell lab
EDUSTAK Junior - Product Overview
Build and modify a versatile fuel cell. Experiment with single cells or stacks . Easily change the number of cells. Build and modify a versatile fuel cell. Experiment with single cells or stacks. Easily change the number of cells.
- Easy-assembly – no tooling required
- The stack power is readily scalable and it’s straightforward to integrate sensors
- Rated output power up to 4W
- Optimal thermal management with air cooling circulation in each plate
- Includes HYDROSTIK PRO with tubing and adapted pressure regulator
- Comes with a complete instruction guide
Includes project-based research outlines for:
- Powering different devices with a fuel cell stack
- Analyzing temperature effects
- Optimizing stack efficiency
EDUSTAK Junior - Technical Specification
Type of fuel cell
|Number of cells||10|
|Performance||6V @ 0.7A|
|Reactants||Hydrogen and Air|
|External temperature||5 to 35ºC|
|Max stack temperature||55ºC|
|Hydrogen purity||≧99.995﹪ dry H2|
|Cooling||Air (integrated cooling fan)|
|Flow rate at max output*||0.05 L/min|
|Start up time||≦30S at ambient temperature|
|Efficiency of stack||40% @ at full power|
|Low voltage shut down||5V|
|current shut down||1A|
Over temperature shut down
* The flow rate may change with the power output.
** The specification is subject to change without notice.
Renewable Education: Looking Ahead
Edustak represents the cutting edge of Horizon’s education line, hydrogen fuel cell stack technology available on a small yet powerful scale. In real scale vehicles and energy storage solutions, fuel cells are “stacked” to create enormous energy storage capacity which can then be integrated with a super capacitor or engine. The Edustak series lets educators and students discover this technology themselves by building their own stack, powering their own systems and measuring power output. With the addition of the Horizon Energy Monitor, teachers have a powerful tool to measure the efficiency and energy levels of this technology.
The animus for Edustak was the realization that even our most comprehensive kits, like the Horizon Energy Box and the Renewable Energy Science Kit, demonstrated only the principles of single PEM, saltwater or direct ethanol fuel cells. For a higher level, more in-depth exploration of the astonishing power potential of fuel cell technology we needed to develop a science kit that enables students to build and measure their own stacks.
Like all Horizon education products, Edustak demonstrates technology that is making a difference in the real world. Micro-CHP, perhaps the most promising of the localized energy solutions, utilizes stacks in a system that converts energy into heat and electricity with the excess sold back to the grid. Fuel cell stacks also play an important role in emergency power systems, providing reliable backup power for homes, hospitals and data centers. Uninterrupted power supply utilizes fuel cells to ensure systems in remote areas that require stable, long-term power can continue without disruption in the face of power cuts or losses.
Quite simply, with Edustak Horizon is aiming for hands on, practical education with a relevant and fast evolving technology.