IDEX 2019

Portable power [IDEX19D1]

17 February 2019

SFC Energy AG (Stand C11-09), a leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, has received another follow-up order from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment (BAAINBw).

This latest order, worth €1.4 million, comprised additional units of the portable energy network with JENNY 600S and Power Manager PM3G for supplying portable and stationary off-grid power in the field. The office is equipping additional Bundeswehr units with the portable power supply, which has proven its value in many tests and missions.

The SFC Energy Network is a fully integrated power solution.

It consists of the portable JENNY 600S fuel cell, the SFC Power Manager 3G, a specialised hybrid battery, a solar panel, and various accessories. The high-performance power supply enables operation of various electrical devices - such as radios, navigational equipment, night-vision equipment, laser rangefinders, portable computers, and PDAs - when stationary and dismounted. It enables weight savings of up to 80 per cent compared with conventional power solutions.

With the SFC Power Manager, an intelligent voltage converter, almost any device can be flexibly powered from any available source, and different battery types can be charged on the move. Power supply and energy management are fully automatic, virtually silent, emission-free, and almost undetectable.

Dr Peter Podesser, chief executive of SFC Energy, said: "This follow-up order confirms the growing importance of lightweight, portable power for more soldier flexibility and safety and mission success.

"Our SFC Energy Network's reliability, operator friendliness and the weight savings it brings have convinced users."

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