The Tutorial HyRunner Kit by H-TEC Education helps you explore the innovative world of hydrogen-powered vehicle/car models. The kit is equipped with a Reversible PEM Fuel Cell to combine hydrogen and oxygen and produce electrical energy to power the motor. The hydrogen is supplied from a solar hydrogen gas station where the reversible fuel cell is run in electrolysis mode (in combination with the Solar Panel and De-ionized water) and splits water into hydrogen and oxygen. The gases are then stored for use in the storage cylinders where they are later transferred to the car and supplied back into the reversible fuel cell so it can be run in fuel cell mode to power the car!
(1) Electrolyzer Mode - Uses external voltage to produce Hydrogen and Oxygen
(2) H2/O2 Fuel Cell Mode - Uses pure Hydrogen and Oxygen to produce electricity
(3) H2/Air Fuel Cell Mode - Uses pure Hydrogen and Atmospheric Oxygen (also known as air) to produce electricity
The Reversible Fuel Cell (RFC) can work in either electrolysis or fuel cell mode. As an electrolyzer, it uses an external voltage to break down water into hydrogen and oxygen. As a fuel cell, it produces electricity by using hydrogen and oxygen gas (or atmospheric oxygen, also known as air).
Recommended Grade Levels: 5 - 12
• Solar Module Tutorial (under sunlight): 9 minutes
✔ Building a model hydrogen car
✔ Producing and storing hydrogen
✔ Determining the characteristic curve of a solar panel
✔ Hydrogen/oxygen or hydrogen/air operation
✔ Determining the characteristic curve of an electrolyser
✔ Determining electrolyzer efficiency
✔ Learning about Faraday’s laws
✔ Determining characteristic curves of fuel cell
✔ Determining fuel cell efficiency
✔ Determining the decomposition voltage of water
For the blue experiments listed above, you will also need the Measurement Set (product code: A129).
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