The timely fuel cell

Ballard Power Systems has introduced the Nexa RM Series, a fuel cell power generator designed to meet the needs of the UPS and telecommunications power markets.

Ballard Power Systems has introduced the Nexa RM Series, a hydrogen fuelled stationary fuel cell power generator designed to meet the needs of the uninterruptible power system (UPS) and telecommunications power markets.

The Nexa RM Series is based on the technology developed from Ballard’s first commercial fuel cell product, the Nexa power module. The Nexa RM Series is modular and its power output is scalable in 1kW increments to meet individual customer requirements.

‘The Nexa RM Series is ideally suited for high value power protection markets,’ said Dennis Campbell, Ballard’s President and Chief Executive Officer. ‘The reliability and durability of our Nexa power module, along with extended run capability during lengthy blackout periods and the environmental benefits of zero emissions, make the Nexa RM Series a compelling choice for telecommunications, UPS and other emergency backup power applications.

‘The scalability of the product in 1kW increments provides the versatility to meet application specific load requirements across the power range. For telecom, the typical application is in the range of 5kW to 20kW.’

The Nexa RM Series has been designed for industry-standard 19-inch rack mounting. The system includes electrical connections, an exhaust system and safety features along with N+1 redundancy capability for specific market requirements.

Nexa RM Series prototype systems are now available for sale for additional field trials. Ballard plans to bring production units of Nexa RM Series to the market in 2004 upon completion of the ongoing field trials.