FW17.11 - New function: Charge cycle monitor - Controls the charge cycle duration and warns if the cycles are too short. Short cycles can be caused by a too small, too old or defective battery. - New symbol: If MODBUS RTU was selected as communication protocol, an “M”-icon appears on the info screen - Implementation of the MT60 tank as fuel cartridge option - Implementation of the EFOY GO! as battery type option - Bug fixing for Cluster Controller operation
M28 cartridges with the following charge# can be affected: 11410596 11417639 11420421 11414927 Please find more details in the pdf file below.
With the EFOY Updater users can upgrade their EFOY PRO fuel cell on request. Please contact us if you need a EFOY Updater. Recommended firmware status (Updater status 02/2017): EFOY Pro 600 / 1200 / 1600: 9.27 (Production date before calendar week 12 2011) EFOY Pro 600 / 1600 / 2200 / 2200 XT: 11.13 (Production date after calendar week 12 2011) EFOY Pro 800 / 800 Duo / 2400 / 2400 Duo: 17.10 EFOY Pro 12000 Duo: 19.10 Please find more informations about the firmware changes in the relaease notes.
The new MT60 more than doubles your energy autonomy compared with the M28 Methanol cartridge. The MT60 is scheduled to be available by late Q4/2016. Weight od the MT60 is app. 55kg (2 man lift required). MT60 fits with EFOY PRO 800/2400/12000 fuel cells, no adapter required.
Special offer EFOY PRO 800: Get 20% discount for the EFOY PRO 800 (EFOY PRO 800 and EFOY PRO 800 DUO). Offer valid September 1st 2016 til November 30th 2016.
Return old EFOY PRO and get EUR 250,- discount when ordering a new EFOY PRO device Get EUR 250,- discount for your old EFOY PRO device when ordering a new EFOY PRO 2nd generation fuel cell. How it works: Send us the serial# of your old EFOY PRO device. After verification you will receice a quotation for EFOY PRO 2nd generation device with EUR 250,- net discount. Place order for EFOY PRO and return old unit to udomi. Offer is valid til 30.09.2016. Promotion can not be combined with other discounts.
FW17.09 News: Additional communication protocol MODBUS RTU Presentation Hybrid-Modbus at the operating panel Improved error management Only for EFOY Pro 2400 / 2400 Duo Adaptation of parameters: minimum adjustable breaking current; 2 A (12 V) or 1 A (24 V). NOTE: Default settings have not been changed.
The new powerfull EFOY PRO 12000 with 500 Watt output power will be available early Q2/2016. EFOY GO is available for orders in our online shop. We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year
The training targets users of EFOY PRO fuel cells. It includes a EFOY PRO hands on workshop and factory tour. If you are interested to participate please contact us directly.
EFOY PRO 12000 Duo with 500 Watt output power will be available end of 2015. 1 year warranty extension for EFOY PRO 800/2400 available. GSM-3 modem with 3G support available starting 2H2015.
With our Christmas Special we offer you EUR 250,- discount, if you purchase a new EFOY PRO 2nd generation fuel cell and return a old/defect EFOY PRO device. Please find more details in our December 2014 newsletter.
The new firmware 17.08 offers the following improvements: Improved internal failure management * Improved feeding pump control – new notification regarding fuel connector malfunction. * Extended adjustable parameters for switch off voltage (Hybrid), no change in default settings * New LiFePO4 settings for 24 V, automatic 12 V / 24 V detection * Bug fix – Look icon did not occur when signal on Pin7 and external control not active * Removed: “Firmware out of date” notification.
Extended AntiFreeze voltage range up to 17 V / 32 V(Old parameters:>16 V / 30.5 V),avoidance of freezing when error 51/53 occurs. Improved internal failure management
EFOY ProEnergyBox designed for rough climate conditions (-40°C to +50°C). Remote monitoring of EFOY Pro fuel cell and SS-MPPT solar charge controller with MUX-2 and GSM-2.
The new FW 17.07 supports charging of the popular LiFePo batteries. The battery type (lead acid, AGM, Gel or LiFePo) can be selected via the operation panel or the data interface using the new "battery" command.
Please contact us for a quotation of the new EFOY ProCube energy solution. Orders received til November 2013 will be shipped without freight cost.
The new Firmware files are available for download in the udomi Download section (topic firmware update). If you have a GSM-2 modem we can update your EFOY PRO device remotely. Just send us an email with your GSM-2 IMEI or device name and we will take care of the FW update. The FW update vis GSM-2 is free of charge.
The EFOY Pro 800 and EFOY Pro 2400 deliver a maximum output power of 45 W and 110 W. Both products are also available with two fuel connections, called EFOY Pro 800 Duo and EFOY Pro 2400 Duo. An overview of the benefits of the 2nd generation EFOY Pro: Up to 22 % more output power + Even longer autonomy due to duo option (two fuel connections)+ Up to 40 % lower operating costs per kWh + 50 % longer guaranteed service life + Temperature range increased to +50 °C + New operating panel with user-friendly interface
A small number of Duocartswitch units may fail to switch at low ambient temperature (typically <5°C). With a hardware modification developed by SFC Energy AG this problem can be solved. In case you have a DCS1 that shows this problem, SFC offers you a DCS1 hardware fix free of charge. DCS1 that my be affected have serial# xxxxx-xxxx-00525 til xxxxx-xxxx-01016.
The new version of the udomi-off-grid-monitor displays the battery voltage and the charging current of the EFOY PRO fuel cell in grapfical form. The user can select start and end time for the data to be displayed. The graphical view makes it easier to diagnose the system performance of EFOY PRO and batteries. The grahical view is also available for remote monitoring of the SS-MPPT (Morningstar charge controller) with the GSM-2 modem.
The CONFIG command in Firmware 11.10 has a bug. When entering new values with the CONFIG command it is required to place the signs "+ " (plus and space) in front of the value. Otherwise value will not be stored. The new SET command can also be used to change EFOY Pro parameters.
FW 11.10: Error 83 fixed Duocartswitch problem fixed (DCS1 is now specified for operation from -20°C to 45°C). Antifreeze mode optimized. Modified failure 84 conditions. FW 9.26: Improved DuoCartSwitch control - Duocartswitch will now operate from -20°C to 45°C. “Reset” bug fixed. Update can be done with EFOY-Updater (available on request) or with the SFC-EUT updatetool which is available in the download section under "firmware update". NEW - FW update possible with GSM-2 Modem. Please contact us for details.
The new version of our off grid calculator is now online. This version supports the calculation of EFOY Pro and solar hybrid systems. Just enter your energy demand, solar module size and information about orientation and the location of your installation. The off grid calculator then will calculate how much energy is provided by solar and how much energy needs to be delivered by the EFOY Pro fuel cell.
In the last view months we have seen a view problems with XT1 exchange filters for the EFOY-PRO-2200-XT and the Duocartswitch. If the XT1 exchange filter shows orange balls in the transportation pipe please let us know so we can send a replacement XT1 filter. You will find more details in the pdf document at the end of this news. Some Duocartswitch have shown problems to properly switch at temepratures below 5°C. The manufacturer is currently working to solve the problem.
We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year. The December newsletter contains informations about our Off Grid Monitor for remote solar installations and news regarding the EFOY-PRO fuel cells.
Due to increasing cost for raw material and labor the prices for the EFOY-PRO series fuel cell will increase app. 10% effective April 1st 2012 (Price for EFOY-PRO-2200-XT will remain unchanged). Orders received before that date will be delivered based on the old pricing.
EFOY-PRO devices delivered since end of November 2011 do have the new 11.08 firmware version installed. Firmware 11.08 includes impovements in the following areas: Improved internal failure management. Improved Methanol reservoir filling procedure (avoids error 70/75. “Check Connection” bug fixed. Improved start up procedure. Most of the EFOY-PRO devices can be updated to Firmware 11.08. Update can be done with EFOY-Updater (available on request) or with the SFC-EUT updatetool which is available in the download section under "Service".
Off Grid Power Solution for up to 90 Watt continuous power demand. With the OUTDOOR-CABINET-XL we do offer a complete Off Grid Power Solution in a small footprint. The wheather proven OUTDOOR-CABINET-XL has the compact dimensions HxWxD 1250x750x420mm, and fits all system components. In addition to combine EFOY-PRO with solar modules, customers can now choose to integrate the Airbreeze wind generator as well.
With the new HydroFILL electrolyzer we now can offer you a solution for storing electricity generated by regenerative sources such as wind and solar power. The HydroFILL station uses electricity to split water into Hydrogen and Oxygen. The Hydrogen is then stored in the HydroSTIK storage tanks and can be converted to electricity any time using the PEM fuel cells H-Cell, H-12, H-20 or H-30.
The new H-1000XP system solution offers a light and very compact 1kW fuel cell stack optimized for the Shell Eco-Marathon competition. The H-1000XP weighs only 3.6kg and makes integration easy. Delivery includes H2-sensor to detect Hydrogen leakages.
H-CELL2.0 Upgrade your existing 1/10th scale electric RC car to next generation hydrogen fuel cell power. The H-Cell Integration Kit includes all required components. Kit includes: 30 Watt PEM Fuel Cell, Pressure regulators, 4 HydroSTIK H2 cartridges, Electronic valves, Electronic control box, Mounting material and cables Empty HydroSTIK tanks can be refilled with the optional HydroFILL Station available Q1/2011. RC car and remote control are available on request.
MiniPAK is an innovative fuel cell based universal portable power charger for many handheld device. Devices compatible with the MiniPAK (micro-USB port) include cellphones, smartphones, GPS handhelds, and MP3 players. It is also possible to connect USB powered "apps" from PCs and laptops (max. outputpower 1.5 Watt). The MiniPAK device integrates a passive air-breathing fuel cell and a metal hydride storage unit (HydroSTIK). Empty HydroSTIK tanks can be refilled with the optional HydroFILL Station available Q1/2011.
M28 cartridges may have defect fuel valve that can cause leakage.
Customers in Germany can now order their EFOY Methanol cartridges directly at SFC Energy AG. Please feel free to contact SFC Energy directly. More details can be found in the attached pdf file.
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