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Hydrogenics to provide fuel cells to APC


September 6, 2008
By Alyssa Dalton

Hydrogenics Corp., a designer and manufacturer of hydrogen electrolyzers and fuel cell systems, announced that APC will launch an extended-run back-up power system powered by its HyPM XR fuel cell power modules. The fuel cell extended run (FCXR)—developed in collaboration with Hydrogenics, provides uninterruptible back-up power for mission-critical applications.

The
FCXR offers a lower total cost of ownership for runtime requirements
greater than two hours when compared to lead-acid batteries, says the
company. This solution is ideal for customers with space constraints or
companies that cannot operate a diesel generator due to noise or
emissions concerns. The FCXR produces emission-free electrical backup
power using air and stored hydrogen.




In 2007,
Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined it with MGE UPS Systems to
form Schneider Electric’s Critical Power & Cooling Services
Business Unit.