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FCTS 20 HL – 20W Fuel Cell Testing System for PEM (DM) Fuel Cells

Arbin Instruments' HL-Series test systems are designed specifically for testing PEM AND Direct Methanol or other Liquid fuel cells. We offer HL-model standard systems in the range of 20W up to 1kW. The HL-Series line features our advanced Liquid Reactant Handling system which controls the liquid fuels pressure, temperature, and flowrate. In addition to the standard features, we offer many innovative options which allow us to custom configure any standard system to exactly meet your needs.

Key Features:

  • Automated and Integrated (Plug and Play) Design
  • Anode and Cathode Input Gas Handling System with Explosion-Proof Combustible Gas Sensors
  • Dual Patented Dew Point Humidifiers with Flexible Heated Transfer Lines and Dry Gas Bypass
  • Sub-Section PID Control with Auto Tuning
  • Exhaust Gas Programmable Back Pressure Control with Water Trap Handling
  • Liquid Reactant Handling Module with T, FR, BP Control and Auto-Leveling Reservoir
  • Programmable, Accurate, and Precise Electronic Load
  • Stoichiometric Flow Rate Control Feature
  • Fuel Cell(Stack) Heating/Cooling Temperature Control
  • Proprietary MITS Pro Testing Software

General Specifications:

  • Chassis Dimensions: 28” x 40” x 59” 2 (W x D x H)
  • Anode gas fuel flowrate range: 0.008 slpm – 0.4 slpm H2 (1% FS accuracy)
  • Cathode gas flowrate range: 0.024 slpm – 1.2 slpm Air (1% FS accuracy)
  • Anode liquid fuel flow rate range: Piston Pump 0.01–10ccm or 0.1–40ccm (2% FS accuracy)
  • Humidifier type: Dew Point Humidifier (DPH)
  • Anode humidifier flowrate range: 0.02 slpm – 5 slpm gas
  • Cathode humidifier flowrate range: 0.02 slpm – 5 slpm gas
  • Maximum dew point temperature: 95C @ max flowrate and 14.7 psig 3
  • Maximum gas supply temperature: 120C (higher temperature available)
  • Humidifier response time: 1-5C/min or faster (ascent and descent)
  • Humidifier operation pressure: 80 psig
  • Maximum liquid fuel temperature: 90C (1C accuracy)
  • Back pressure control range: 100 or 50 psig; (1% FS accuracy)
  • Fuel Cell Cartridge Temp. Ctrl.: 0.5C accuracy
  • Electronic load maximum power: 20W
  • Electronic load voltage range(s): 0~2V (0.1% FS accuracy)
  • Electronic load current range(s): 50A / 5A / 0.5A (0.1% FS accuracy)

Model Datasheet
FCTS 1k HL   


Caltest Instruments Ltd

4 Riverside Business Centre

Walnut Tree Close


Surrey GU1 4UG

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1483 302 700

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Email: sales@caltest.co.uk

Caltest have been providing power sources and test instrumentation solutions for over 17 years and are proud to represent a number of industry leading manufacturers.