[AusNOG] [off-topic] PA Fuel Cells instead of generators forredundant power - anyone doing this?
Bob.Purdon at staff.pipenetworks.com
Wed Jan 13 08:04:16 EST 2010
It's an interesting idea, and seems to have come along a bit since I
last looked at fuel cell technologies.
The last system I looked at was purely a Hydrogen system, and IIRC, its
footprint was quite substantial for a small power output. This one,
while still hydrogen based, seems to be much more efficient (insofar as
you get a lot more power vs size).
The other interesting idea for datacentres with UPS systems is the use
of NiMH batteries. Smaller, sustain more discharge cycles & reportedly
much more reliable than VRLA/SLA. Less thermal runaway risk, and less
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> Subject: [AusNOG] [off-topic] PA Fuel Cells instead of
> generators forredundant power - anyone doing this?
> Is anyone using fuel cells instead of generators for
> redundant power? I've been doing some research over the past
> few days and dependent on bypass/startup time (nobody can
> give me a straight answer here) one could possibly eliminate
> a UPS entirely?
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