Fuel Cells

Fuel Cell Applications

Zahn Electronics Inc. (ZEI) DCDC Converters are excellent for managing PEM and SOFC power trains and other fuel cell technologies.   ZEI can provide the proper power converter for your product or application.  Zahn Electronics manufactures both BOOST and BUCK DCDC Switching Converters.  ZEI engineers and technicians collaborate with laboratories and researchers from many institutions and with the renewable energy sector leaders.  Our DCDC converters can manage the variable voltage, power and current typical of fuel cell power output profiles. 

Our converters are flexible and able to be used with most major fuel cell manufacturers.  We have experience working with energy storage devices including ultra-capacitors for peak power demands and with traditional dry and wet power storage batteries and flow batteries.

Zahn Power Systems develops products for energy storage, stationary, and motive power applications. ZEI offers CH Series and CCH series power converters designed for higher efficiency applications.  These integrated power electronics systems are used for portable and stationary applications, including portable and auxiliary power units for military applications, and DC or DC backup power systems for communications tower sites, as well as providing engineering development services for new or custom products.

ZEI sells its products primarily to OEMs and other integrators, as well as to military, aerospace, and other early adopters of emerging technologies. The company markets its products through direct sales force and a network of distributors worldwide. 

ZEI DCDC Converters for Fuel Cell Applications are available with Input Voltage Ranges from 10-240VDC and Output Voltage Ranges between 10 and 320VDC.  Our Standard DCDC Converters for fuel cell applications are available for systems with Power requirements between 500W and 12KW.  ZEI has installed FC electrical power train systems above 20KW.


Zahn Fuel Cell Products

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Fuel Cells Manufacturers which our products have supported:

  • Ballard Power
  • Hydrogenics
  • Horizon Fuel Cell
  • Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH
  • Plug Power
  • Pearl Hydrogen
  • Nuvera
  • European (Scandanavia)

FC System Development Institutions using ZEI products:

  • Naval Research Laboratories - USA
  • Stanford University – USA
  • University of Sannio - ITALY
  • University of Waterloo – CANADA
  • University of Paderborn - GERMANY
  • Kettering University – Michigan - USA
  • Los Alamos National Laboratories - USA
  • Technical Institute of Denmark - DENMARK
  • University of California – Irvine - USA
  • Beijing University of Technology - CHINA
  • Chongqing University of Technology - CHINA
  • Fundacion Hidrogen Argonnes – SPAIN
  • Nanyang Technological University – TAIWAN
  • Bern University of Applied Science – SWITZERLAND
  • University of Twente – NETHERLANDS
  • Belfort – Montbeliard University of Technology – FRANCE
  • University of Gamorgan – WALES
  • University of Nottingham – MALAYSIA
  • Universidad Federico Santa Maria – CHILE
  • Qatar University – QATAR
  • Hashemite University – JORDAN
  • Imperial College London – UNITED KINGDOM
  • University of Naples – ITALY
  • University of Connecticutt – USA
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – USA
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories - USA
  • California State Polytechnic University - USA