During a long and tough expedition to the north western part of Namibia we tested the EMILY 3000 Fuel Cell thoroughly. As we drove a 10 day tour from Windhoek over Swakopmund and from there on to the Kaokoveld, which is part of the Kunene Region in the far north-west of Namibia, the EMILY 3000 did its job well, without any failure.
With Temperatures of up to 42°C and altitudes ranging from 0m to 1600m, all our power demand was covered by the Fuel Cell.
We didn’t have a Solar panel attached and we didn’t waste a thought on our battery. It was just always full.
The 2x 65W fridges were always cold an running. Also lights at night, cameras, laptops and other appliances like GPS System, radios and so on were running whenever we needed them to.
A big advantage is that when driving from sunrise until close to sunset, you will not have a lot of charging time with solar panels.
A Fuel Cell will automatically charge your batteries whenever they need to be charged.
Our Land Cruiser only has one starter battery with 100 Ah and one 100 Ah auxiliary battery. In previous expeditions we usually had to check our energy consumption very carefully over-night so that the fridges did not switch-off and that starting the engine in the morning was possible. With the EMILY on board these thoughts did not even occur.
Even when camping for an indefinite period of time, the Fuel Cell gives us the flexibility to put up our camp site wherever we want to without looking for a space to put the solar panel in the sun or even parking the vehicle in the sun.