Fuel cell technologies – Part 6-300: Micro fuel cell power systems – Fuel cartridge interchangeability
|Publication Date:||1 December 2012|
|ICS Code (Fuel cells):||27.070|
This part of IEC 62282 covers interchangeability of micro fuel cell (MFC) fuel cartridges to provide the cartridge compatibility for a variety of MFC power units while maintaining the safety and performance of MFC power systems. For this purpose, the standard covers fuel cartridges and their connector designs. Fuel type, fuel concentration and fuel quality are also covered. This standard also provides for the means to avoid the miss-connection of an improper fuel cartridge. Test methods for verifying the compliance with the interchangeability requirements for fuel and fuel cartridges are also provided in this standard.
IEC 62282-6-100 and IEC 62282-6-200 do not cover fuel cartridge or fuel from the cartridge. IEC 62282-6-300 describes the performance test methods of fuel cartridges, the fuel from the cartridge, and markings to realize the interchangeability of fuel cartridges. These include performance effect of fuel cartridges, such as fuel quality which may affect the performance of MFC power units and usable fuel volume from fuel cartridges.
A MFC power system block diagram is shown in Figure 1. MFC power systems and MFC power units are defined as those wearable or easily carried by hand, providing d.c. outputs that do not exceed 60 V and power outputs that do not exceed 240 VA. This standard covers the fuel cartridge for MFC power units and the mechanical interface of connectors between fuel cartridges and MFC power units. The main body of this standard includes methanol liquid fuel cartridges, including methanol and water solution. Annex A shows the background used to determine the forces expected in normal operation and in foreseeable misuse. Annex B shows the example design for test fixtures for the fuel connector and fuel cartridge type tests.
NOTE Liquid fuel means fuel transported from a cartridge to a MFC power unit in the liquid state, and gas fuel means fuel transported from a cartridge to a power unit in the gaseous state.