850e Fuel Cell Test System


The 850e is ideal for single-cell and short-stack fuel cell research 850eand university programs, and the powerful FuelCell software package is included for controlling station operation.

The model 850e Multi-Range Fuel Cell Test System is a complete test station for operation and measurement of PEM/DMFC fuel cells. The 850e combines a computer-controlled instrument (multiple current-range programmable electronic load, fuel and temperature controls, and data acquisition functions) with fuel handling hardware in an integrated bench-top unit. The 850e uses the proven 890e as the basis for the electronic load design. The 850e may be used with a single-cell or small stack, a host computer, and reactant and purge gas supplies.

  • Multiple current range electronic load choices: 5/25/50A or 10/50/100A
  • Suitable for up to 50 cm2 PEM cells.
  • Computer controlled operation using FuelCell software with GPIB interface.
  • Temperature controlled anode and cathode humidifiers.
  • Computer control of anode and cathode mass flow rates.
  • Automatic control of N2 purge gas to cell.
  • Detection of pressure loss for reactant and purge gasses.
  • High performance 316L stainless steel humidifiers, and heated gas transfer lines.
  • Constant current, voltage or power control modes.
  • Continuous cell resistance measurement.
  • Automatic hardware shutdown for over-current, under-voltage, over-power, load temperature, and cell temperature alarm conditions.
  • High impedance whole-cell and reference electrode sense inputs.
  • Cell main terminals and sense inputs tolerant of a non-isolated cell.