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Is the Fuel Cell the Answer ?

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Posted by 2 on Sep 29, 2002 - 02:09 PM

The battery is routinely identified as the "problem" limiting the runtime of notebook computers and cellphones. But, a closer look is warranted. "Over the years we have audited designs of a variety of portable products. Part of these analyses inevitably involve investigation of the candidate components that can be switched out, the feature sets that can be modified, and the development status of new component technologies. One quickly discovers that while the battery may be the problem, there is a better way to state the reality.", says Fuel Cell Today. [1] Update: they also report that the Polyfuel laptop fuel cell has received US DOT approval and can be taken on aeroplanes [2].

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