For reliable availability of onboard devices in standby mode, an additional power supply is needed, e.g. in vehicles at the command post. Batteries as the sole energy source will not be sufficient: Due to their limited runtime batteries (24 V @ 45/100 Ah) will soon be discharged. To avoid running out of power, many vehicles today use up to six batteries per vehicle per year. Military generators, which up to now were used for recharging the batteries, are very heavy and generate visible emissions, detectable odors, and heat. A generator consumes up to one-liter diesel per hour, resulting in an essential requirement for fuel that must be carried along or logistically provided, limiting mobility. Solar panels are often inconvenient and, as sole energy supply, weather dependent and unreliable. If the idling engine is used for recharging the batteries, various engine and gearbox parts will be subject to extreme stress and wear from the idle mode – mostly in cold stand. That causes higher maintenance efforts and costs.
Integrated into tactical vehicles or in the field, EMILY 3000 provides quiet, continuous and reliable power, fully automatically, without requiring any user intervention. The ruggedized fuel cell power generator provides power for mobile equipment like communication, night-vision and navigation systems and onboard devices – regardless of weather and climate.