qCf FC25/100

qCf - Our revolutionary test cell system for professional characterisation of fuel cells
The quickCONNECTfixture with an active fuel cell area of 25 cm2 has been an established part of our product range since 2006. The cellFixture's excellent characteristics and patented design offer enormous advantages when characterising internal components for fuel cells and electrolysis. Various models are available for a range of applications. The quickCONNECTfixture can, for example, be supplied as an electrically heated or a liquid cooled model.

10275 / 12075

Fuelcells | Electrolysis

Flow field plates are key components in fuel cells. There is a very large, diverse range of configuration options, ranging from straight, parallel channels to a serpentine design. Graphite is used as the base material for flow field plates in fuel cells.

For electrolysis applications, both the configuration and the flow field plate base material are key. To avoid damage to the graphite on the anode during PEM electrolysis of water we use flow field plates made from titanium. Gold or platinum coatings can also be supplied.

For electrolysis applications in the alkaline range we use nickel flow field plates for the anode and cathode.


PEM electrolysis AEM electrolysis
active area 5 cm2 / 25 cm2 5 cm2 / 25 cm2
flow field material Titanium (Anode)
Graphite (Cathode)
Nickel (Anode)
Nickel (Cathode)
Max. back pressure up to 2 bar g u pto 2 bar g


LT PEM fuel cells HT PEM fuel cells
Active area 5 cm2 / 25 cm2 5 cm2 / 25 cm2
housing material EPGC 308 PEEK
Max. back pressure up to 2 bar g up to 2 bar g


Weight 8 kg
Piston diameter (Actuator)&xnbsp; Ø 100 mm; anti-twist, low-friction
Active area 25 cm2
Max. operation temperature -20 °C up to 180 °C*
Liquid cooling Heating/cooling via heat bath thermostats
Max.&xnbsp;contact pressure (@ 8 bar ) 3 kN/ 300 kg/ 675 lbf / 2.5 N/mm2
Pneumatic connection (Actuator) Ø 4 mm Quick-lock connector
Operation mode mechanical via 5/2-way valve
Media connection (Anode/Cathode)&xnbsp; Ø 6 mm connection (compatible to Swagelock)
delivery invludes qCf, Load connections (Ø 6 mm/M6; Multi Contact), user manual
* depending on circulation thermostat and temperature control medium



  • Continuously modifiable contact pressure ensures full reproducibility of test conditions
  • The thickness of the fuel cell components is not an issue thanks to a self-adjusting piston and a special sealing design
  • No time-consuming connection and disconnection of hoses or cables required to change the cellFixture
  • The cellFixture can be clamped quickly and easily with no tools required. The same applies to precise changing over of the internal cell components
  • Maximum power density thanks to control of the optimum contact pressure on the active cell area
  • Developed for heavy use use in quality control and lab environments

Optional Equipment

cF5/100 HT
cellFixture for high temperatures with 5 cm2 active area

cF25/100 HT
cellFixture for high temperatures with 25 cm2 active area

Flow field plate set
For a range of applications, also customised designs

Positioning aid
For simple preparation of test objects

CMD V1.1
Unit for compression measurement of internal cell components (MEA, GDL, etc.)

DHRE 25/100
Dynamic hydrogen reference electrode

for current density distribution measurement (LT and HT operation)

Heating control for electrically heated qCf

Humidity sensor

HSF1/12 qCf
Connector for integration of the humidity sensor

Cable set
For load connection

HUBER ministat
Laboratory thermostat for cooling and heating


Research & development

Quality control

balticFuelCells GmbH
Hagenower Str. 73
19061 Schwerin

Tel   +49 385 3993 210