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# 136471 28-Nov-2013 12:38
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http://www.popsci.com/bown/2013/product/brunton-hydrogen-reactor

Customs may have a problem if I shipped it via my youshop address

A single Hydrogen Reactor cartridge carries a week’s worth of smartphone power—more juice than any other portable source. When a user inserts one of the 3-inch cartridges into the Reactor, a catalyst frees electrons from hydrogen. The freed electrons move into a circuit that delivers power to gadgets over USB. The remaining hydrogen reacts with oxygen to produce the process’s only byproduct: water vapor.

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  # 942220 28-Nov-2013 13:04
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Possibly illegal to transport by air?
Useful if you are away from a powerpoint for a week, but pretty expensive option otherwise.




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  # 942231 28-Nov-2013 13:25
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But it comes with the cartridges. You'd have to ask, the cartridges are probably dangerous goods, but it might be below a threshold.




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  # 942233 28-Nov-2013 13:26
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Anything that is labelled "reactor" or "core" will sure generate a buzz in the customs office

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  # 942235 28-Nov-2013 13:27
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When they are transported as long as they aren't in a depressurized state they should be fine. Still kinda dangerous considering they are filled up with Hydrogen. That's what caused the explosions at Fukushima remember





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  # 942236 28-Nov-2013 13:28
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Given Hydrogen has a whopping 1 electron, what happens to all those protons and neutrons left over when the electrons are "freed"?

Gadget makers should stay away from non sensical non-science babble.



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  # 942238 28-Nov-2013 13:33
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@wasabik. The electrons are pretty big, I think it's 4 per tin. The protons and neutrons stay in the tin, and when you recharge it, it stuffs the freed electrons back in.





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  # 942263 28-Nov-2013 13:58
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Klipspringer: Anything that is labelled "reactor" or "core" will sure generate a buzz in the customs office


Yes - they should have called it a "Power Wizard"!

Just tell the Customs people it works by magic - the science is probably beyond most of them.





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The big problem is that "hydrocore solid state hydrogen cores" don't grow on trees,  although you could probably power your devices on the buzzwords alone for at least 48hr :)

A more interesting tidbit in the portable power field in this part of the world is that the NZ military have certified a methanol based  portable fuel cell.

methanol is a lot more widely available and would be my personal choice as a source of electrons for a fuel cell, 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1464285913702840 



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wellygary: The big problem is that "hydrocore solid state hydrogen cores" don't grow on trees,  although you could probably power your devices on the buzzwords alone for at least 48hr :)

A more interesting tidbit in the portable power field in this part of the world is that the NZ military have certified a methanol based  portable fuel cell.

methanol is a lot more widely available and would be my personal choice as a source of electrons for a fuel cell, 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1464285913702840 




They also sell a hydrolysis unit to let you reload the hydrogen cells.

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  # 942325 28-Nov-2013 15:05
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They don't tell you the voltage, but Wikipedia tells me that a single hydrogen fuel cell generates 0.6- 0.7V at rated full load.
2A max, or 8.5Ah could be really useful at 12v, but if it's 0.7v, I think I'll pass. I suspect that if it did produce a useful voltage, then they'd tell us. About the only thing you could use it for is to test a voltmeter. With three of them, you could get a red LED to glow.

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  # 942329 28-Nov-2013 15:12
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Fred99: They don't tell you the voltage, but Wikipedia tells me that a single hydrogen fuel cell generates 0.6- 0.7V at rated full load.
2A max, or 8.5Ah could be really useful at 12v, but if it's 0.7v, I think I'll pass. I suspect that if it did produce a useful voltage, then they'd tell us. About the only thing you could use it for is to test a voltmeter. With three of them, you could get a red LED to glow.


It says "standard USB output", and the USB specificiations will definte the required voltage, I think it's 5V. No-one's going to release a product that just doesn't work, it'll get returned and they'll go bankrupt.

Edit - specs here.

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  # 942424 28-Nov-2013 17:42
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The Hydrogen core- " 2 Hydrogen Cores – Each is Capable of 6 iPhone recharges; 5v 2amp output"

Can't quite figure out what the Hydrolizer does - does it recharge the Hydrogen Cores ?




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SepticSceptic: Can't quite figure out what the Hydrolizer does - does it recharge the Hydrogen Cores ?


Yep.

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