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Title:
MAINS POWER ADAPTOR COMPRISING A FUEL CELL
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/107744
Kind Code:
A8
Abstract:
A mains power adaptor (1) incorporating a fuel cell (5) for providing alternative power to a low voltage portable device when no mains power is available. The adaptor (1) includes electrical pins (4) configured to connect with a mains power supply socket; a power converter circuit (7) having an input coupled to the electrical pins (4) for converting mains power to a lower voltage supply (8); an electrical output (2) of the lower voltage supply (8); and a fuel cell (5) switchably coupled to said electrical output. The adaptor (1) has a fluid connection port (12) for coupling a fluid fuel outlet of a fuel cartridge (not shown) to a fuel inlet of the fuel cell (5) and the fluid connection port (12) is disposed in a face (3) of the adaptor (1) from which the electrical pins (4) extend. A valve of the fuel cartridge is operable by engagement with the electrical pins (4) of the adaptor (1).

Inventors:
WINAND, Henri (Intelligent Energy Limited, Charnwood Building Holywell Park,Ashby Road, Loughborough LE11 3GB, GB)
PROVOST, Michael (Intelligent Energy Limited, Charnwood Building Holywell Park,Ashby Road, Loughborough LE11 3GB, GB)
BIGNELL, Mark (Intelligent Energy Limited, Charnwood Building Holywell Park,Ashby Road, Loughborough LE11 3GB, GB)
Application Number:
GB2012/050254
Publication Date:
March 21, 2013
Filing Date:
February 06, 2012
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Assignee:
INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITED (Charnwood Building, Holywell ParkAshby Road, Loughborough LE11 3GB, GB)
WINAND, Henri (Intelligent Energy Limited, Charnwood Building Holywell Park,Ashby Road, Loughborough LE11 3GB, GB)
PROVOST, Michael (Intelligent Energy Limited, Charnwood Building Holywell Park,Ashby Road, Loughborough LE11 3GB, GB)
BIGNELL, Mark (Intelligent Energy Limited, Charnwood Building Holywell Park,Ashby Road, Loughborough LE11 3GB, GB)
International Classes:
H01M8/04; H01R13/00; H01R31/06; H01M8/10
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
CHARIG, Raymond Julian (Park View House, 58 The RopewalkNottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 5DD, GB)
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