Fuel cell powers notebook for two days


— 1:02 PM on March 8, 2006

UltraCell demonstrated a new type of rechargeable fuel cell at IDF today. The XX25 runs on methanol, is able to power a standard notebook PC for up to two working days, provides a 70% weight advantage over standard batteries, can be used in desert and sub-zero environments, and can be hot-swapped with new methanol charges, theoretically allowing for indefinite uptime. The XX25 is a pre-production model that will undergo military tests in the second quarter, but a civilian/consumer version—the C25—is expected to be out by the end of the year. Thanks to Engadget for the scoop.

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