Any information on a 36V 10 amp fuel cell for the E-bikes?
I've done web searches and I have even googled it but haven't found any info.
my first question is why?
and my next is what are you planning on running the fuel cell on?
i do remember coming across a methanol fuel cell that would fit on a bike, however the cost of the methanol and the fuel cell were extreme, even by electric standards.
ill post the link if i find it again.
Did you see this?
The EVCAST had coverage of a fuel cell system for small vehicles. The power level is enough to power a small EV like a bicycle but not high enough to make it suitable for recharging a large EV. That particular vendor though made it so their fuel canister is a proprietary shape/size/connector which you can only buy from them.
You say you want a fuel cell for extended range .. but where are you going to get the hydrogen? Having a fuel cell is going to make you dependent on a source of hydrogen, you probably do not have an electrolyzer at home, and ...?
Agreed David, The longer the molecule, the higher the heat required to strip H2 from a dense liquid hydrocarbon.
Methanol is the most affordable low-temp reformer fuel and it still takes a couple hundred degrees F (IIRC)
The other fuel cell hydrogen is dry compressed H2. You can make it with a VAWT-driven wind-electrolyzer, a compressor, and expired-date firemans composite air bottles, but even then...
Fuel cells are available to the public, but are large and expensive.
Lithium batteries cheaper and easier by a factor of 100:1?
I am crossing my fingers for a physics breakthrough (or an "Instructables" home fuel-cell from free junk), but I am not holding my breath...