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Title: Current conducting end plate of fuel cell assembly

Abstract

A fuel cell assembly has a current conducting end plate with a conductive body formed integrally with isolating material. The conductive body has a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and an electrical connector. The first surface has an exposed portion for conducting current between a working section of the fuel cell assembly and the electrical connector. The isolating material is positioned on at least a portion of the second surface. The conductive body can have support passage(s) extending therethrough for receiving structural member(s) of the fuel cell assembly. Isolating material can electrically isolate the conductive body from the structural member(s). The conductive body can have service passage(s) extending therethrough for servicing one or more fluids for the fuel cell assembly. Isolating material can chemically isolate the one or more fluids from the conductive body. The isolating material can also electrically isolate the conductive body from the one or more fluids.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Fairfield, CT)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
FORD MOTOR CO
OSTI Identifier:
872751
Patent Number(s):
6001502
Assignee:
Plug Power, L.L.C. (Latham, NY) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-94CE50389
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
current; conducting; plate; fuel; cell; assembly; conductive; formed; integrally; isolating; material; surface; opposite; electrical; connector; exposed; portion; section; positioned; support; passage; extending; therethrough; receiving; structural; electrically; isolate; service; servicing; fluids; chemically; current conducting; isolating material; fuel cell; formed integrally; extending therethrough; electrical connector; cell assembly; surface opposite; electrically isolate; conducting current; /429/

Citation Formats

Walsh, Michael M. Current conducting end plate of fuel cell assembly. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Walsh, Michael M. Current conducting end plate of fuel cell assembly. United States.
Walsh, Michael M. Fri . "Current conducting end plate of fuel cell assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872751.
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abstractNote = {A fuel cell assembly has a current conducting end plate with a conductive body formed integrally with isolating material. The conductive body has a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and an electrical connector. The first surface has an exposed portion for conducting current between a working section of the fuel cell assembly and the electrical connector. The isolating material is positioned on at least a portion of the second surface. The conductive body can have support passage(s) extending therethrough for receiving structural member(s) of the fuel cell assembly. Isolating material can electrically isolate the conductive body from the structural member(s). The conductive body can have service passage(s) extending therethrough for servicing one or more fluids for the fuel cell assembly. Isolating material can chemically isolate the one or more fluids from the conductive body. The isolating material can also electrically isolate the conductive body from the one or more fluids.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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