Any News About Direct Methanol Fuel Cell for Widex?

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#1

I have been researching the Danish Technology Institute (not certain that I got the name correct) collaboration with Widex to create a fuel cell energy source. The fuel cell runs on methanol. Supposedly good for a few days run. Then insert HA into “fueling station” and within less than 30 seconds get a new “spritz” of methanol into the HAs. Apparently, Widex will officially announce the fuel cells on May 1. Does anybody have more info about this development?


#2

…looks at date on bottom of screen…nope not April 1st…um…what? Seriously?

So I looked things up. Wow. It is serious. It’s the Danish Technical Institute. Apparently it’s been going on since 1999. This article even mentions Oticon. Here too.


#3

There’s a recent video interview posted on this forum of a Widex rep who talked about the Widex Evoke and the new fuel cell technology that’s supposed to be just a few months away from introduction. He did say the charging time is under a minute.

The question is whether it’s economically viable compared to regular Zinc Air batteries or not?


#4

Thanks Volusiano. About 4:50 into this video (I’ve queued it up to that point). He seems to say mere seconds for the refill.
Interesting.


#5

Where does the water go?


#6

Same place the sweat goes :rofl:


#7

“good for a few days run”. How long is a few days?


#8

Check out this news from CES: http://www.hearingreview.com/2019/01/widex-named-ces-2019-award-honoree-widex-evoke-featuring-energy-cell-technology/