How Does a Fuel Cell Work?
How does a fuel cell work? A WATT fuel cell converts fuel into power by oxidizing fuel via electrochemical conversion. This conversion of fuel is radically advanced over the typical gas generator available to home, boat and RV owners. A typical gas generator inefficiently burns fuel to rotate an engine and directly coupled alternator. Fuel cells provide usable electrical and heat energy directly by eliminating efficiency-robbing mechanical conversion and transforming chemical energy into electricity efficiently with no moving parts.
Since WATT is a hybrid system, it allows you to supplement your fuel with renewable energy sources and operate as a standalone or integrated power manager. With efficiencies of three times that of a typical similar-sized generator, WATT gives you the benefits of high efficiency, long-term stability, fuel flexibility, low emissions and the longest runtime on the market.
WATT is designed to intelligently and automatically manage battery state of charge—recharging batteries or extending battery charge by providing power to loads in use. In concert with electric power generated, heat is also generated which can be used for hot water or heating. This removes a large electric heat load and extends battery use for powering important loads such as lighting, cooling, entertainment, or other needs. With the WATT Fuel Cell, you have access to electricity exactly when and where you need it, and since WATT quietly creates highly-efficient, clean energy, there is no need to worry about regulations for noise or emissions.