Small, portable power source
Modern task forces require a portable, reliable energy supply. Missions can take several days or weeks. In order to supply power reliably to soldiers' technical equipment during the entire deployment duration, soldiers up to now had to use numerous batteries and carry spares, resulting in a substantial weight burden. Using the JENNY 600S fuel cell significantly reduces the weight burden by reducing the number of spare batteries. For example, up to 80 % of battery weight burden can be eliminated based on the high energy density of the methanol fuel used and for a mission with a duration of 72 hours. JENNY 600S supplies power to electrical devices and/or charges batteries in the field with minimal user attention. It is simple to use and does not generate any kind of detectable signature. Therefore, the soldier can equip himself/herself with the minimum amount of batteries and instead carry additional food, water and ammunition, In combination with the SFC Power Manager 3G, a power distribution hub, several devices can be supplied with power very efficiently at the same time. JENNY 600S is already being used by NATO forces
Portable, low-weight power supply
Modern task forces require a portable, reliable energy supply. Missions can take from several days to several weeks. In order to supply power reliably to soldiers’ technical equipment, a huge amount of batteries had to be carried along. JENNY 1200 can charge batteries or directly supply power to electrical consumers in the field silently and fully automatically. Together with the SFC Power Manager 3G, several consumers can be supplied with power very efficiently at the same time.
The advantages of the systems are a significant reduction in the number of batteries soldiers need to carry (with more than 75 % weight reduction for a mission with a duration of 96 hours), a barely detectable noise and heat signature, and almost maintenance-free operation. Total cost of ownership and expenditures for logistics are partly significantly reduced. The portable JENNY 1200 fuel cell is an addition to the JENNY series that is already field-proven and has been used by the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) for years. With a nominal power output of 50 Watt, the multi-award-winning DMFC (Direct Methanol Fuel Cell) technology of SFC Energy for defense and security applications ideally extends the successful product portfolio of the already with NATO stock number introduced JENNY 600S (25 Watt) ideally. JENNY 1200 is in use with international defense organizations.