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Marine Fuel Cell

   
Marine fuel cell

MFC® marine fuel cell

The first fuel cell available on the recreational market : eliminates the need to run the yachts engine at idle to recharge the battery bank.

A fuel cell is a continuously running generator, supplying energy from methanol : clean and virtually silent 12 Vdc power to constantly charge your batteries.
Clean power generation : MFC*© technology
(*Marine Fuel Cell©) 

Methanol is converted into electricity by the MFC via a low temperature electrochemical process. Methanol is supplied in specially designed 5 L safety cartridges, safe to use and easy to store. Each 4.2 kg methanol cartridge contains the equivalent of 434 Ah of DC power.

Compact and lightweight (around 7 kg), the MFC is easily installed in any dry ventilated area and requires no exhausts or cooling water inlets. The remote control panel is easily mounted onto your DC switchboard and offers condition and run-time indicators as well as a full range of user controls and functions.

Its very low methanol consumption of 0,96 kW/h, combined with its low noise level, make it the ideal complement to your battery bank. It also enables you to reduce your battery bank and reduce the weight onboard.

Max Power's MFC can run 24 H /24 and supply energy continuously to such power-hungry equipment as refrigerator, pump, electronic instruments, lamps, navigation lights…
MFC® marine fuel cell 
Nominal power MFC75 : 38 WMFC100 : 50 WMFC130 : 65 W
Voltage 10,8-14,2 V Compatible with standard lead acid batteries.
Consumption 0,96 litre methanol per KW/h, when running continuously
Noise emission 39 db at 1 metre
Operation Automatic charging of an external 12 V battery bank. Float mode allows a permanent connection.
Short-circuit protection Electronic cut-off (overload) and additional 8 Amp short-circuit protection
Operation temperature - 20° to +40°C
Ambiant humidity From 20 to 90 %
Dimensions & weight 435 long x 200 wide x 275 mm high 6.4 to 7.3 kg depending on model
Warranty   • 24-month warranty for a max. running time of 3.000 hours• Free warranty extension to 36 months for a max. running time of 3.000 hours, provided you validate your warranty by registering your purchase.
Fuel cartridge
Capacity 5 litre plastic cartridge with safety lock
Weight 4.2 kg
Power capacity 435 Amp/h at 12 V.
Hours/cartridge (indicative) MFC 75 : 152 hoursMFC 100 : 82 hoursMFC 130 : 66 hours
Size Model Reference Charging capacity Continuous output at 12 V Fuel cartridge
< 10 m< 32’ MFC 75 319107 75 Ah / day (912 Wh/day) 3,1 A 516855 L
10 à 12 m32 à 40’ MFC 100 319108 100 Ah / day (1200 Wh/day) 4,2 A
12 à 15 m40 à 48’ MFC 130 319109 130 Ah / day (1560 Wh/day) 5,4 A
Description Reference Version
Process fluid 319105 Originally supplied with the MFC ®,the process fluid should be replaced when "power medium" indicator turns red.


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