GENCELL BOX Long-duration Backup Power Solution

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GenCell BOX™ Long-duration Backup Power Solution Designed Specifically for Telecom

Designed to be extremely rugged and reliable, the GenCell Backup Operations eXtender (BOX) is highly resilient to extreme environmental conditions - temperature, humidity & salinity. Compact in size, the BOX requires almost no maintenance and is completely green. Emitting no noise or CO2, it complies with environmental regulations and incentives. Designed to meet the specs of telecom base stations, the BOX suits outdoor locations, outputs long-duration 48V DC backup power for as long as fuel is available and connects with standard telecom Energy Management System protocols.
GenCell Backup Operations eXtender - BOX

The GenCell BOX resolves the key weaknesses of the most common backup power solutions: the limited duration and disposal issues of batteries, the fumes, noise, CO2 emissions and lengthy startup time of diesel generators and the daylight limitations of solar PV energy systems. Fueled by hydrogen, the GenCell BOX delivers uninterrupted operations for critical communication systems.

GenCell BOX forcritical communications

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In the event of grid outage, the ultra-reliable BOX kicks in immediately to deliver uninterrupted power for continuous telecommunication operations. Providing a potentially unlimited source of up to 5 kW power, the Gencell BOX is supplied with a modular Gas Cabinet to meet any duration of backup power required:

  • 4 cylinders of hydrogen provide over 8 hours of 5kW power
  • 20 cylinders provide over 40 hours of 5kW power


Designed to be extremely reliable, the GenCell BOX is highly resilient to extreme environmental conditions.  The solution can operate under temperatures from as high as 45°C and as low as -20 °C and can withstand humidity conditions of up to 90%. The GenCell BOX can be positioned on-site in standby mode for months and kicks in immediately on demand.

In contrast to diesel generators, parts and fuel replacement are infrequent, requiring maintenance only once every 500 hours of operation or annually - whichever comes first.  Solution deployment is simple drop & connect.  Integrated IoT remote monitoring software for full operational intelligence integrates the BOX with standard telecom Energy Management Systems.


Comparison Chart of Backup Power Solutions - 5kW > 4 hours duration

 DIESEL GENERATORSRECHARGEABLE BATTERIESPEM FUEL CELLS (5kW)ALKALINE  FUEL CELLS (5kW)
Power Duration

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Size / Footprint

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Reliability

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Energy Efficiency

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20 - 25%

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~ 90%

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45%

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52%

Weather Resistance

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(-25° to +45°)

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(+15° to +25°)

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(+5° to +40°)

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(-20° to +45°)

Low Maintenance

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Emissions / Pollution / Noise

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Fuel Usage

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Generator Lifespan

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16K Hours

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3-6 Yrs to

Replace

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1-2 Yrs to Replace Stacks

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2-3 Yrs to Replace Stacks

Fitness for Outdoor Conditions

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TechnicalSpecifications

Rated power5kW
Output voltage43 - 53 VDC

Fuel - Hydrogen99.95% or higher
Specific fuel consumption70 g/kWh @ rated power
Input pressure3-5 BAR (43-72 PSIG)
Nitrogen99.95% or higher (used only between operations)

Potassium hydroxide (KOH)28-32% mass

Noise pressure (@1m) <55db
Operating temperature-20°C up to +45°C (-4°F up to +113°F)
Operating humidity10-95%RH, Non-condensing
Operating Altitude (above sea level)  Up to 2500 m (8200 ft)
Storage temperature-20°C up to +55°C (-4°F up to +131°F)
Installation Capability  Outdoors
Emissions  Heat, Water Vapor

Remote IoT ManagerAvailable
Remote start and shutdownAvailable
User InterfaceLocal and Web Interface
Access Password ProtectionUser level and Service level
Alarm/Event Monitoring & Reporting SystemLocal alarm with email or SMS
Alarm History LoggingRecords, events and logs
Configurable AlarmsAvailable

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