qCf FC50/125

qCf - Our revolutionary test cell system for professional characterisation of fuel cells
The qCf quickCONNECTfixture is a priceless tool for research and development and high quality control requirements. Any type of PEM fuel cell internal component, such as membranes, electrodes and CCM, MEA, GDL, can be easily tested. To ensure fully reproducible test conditions, the contact pressure on the 50 cm² active fuel cell area can be directly regulated using a pneumatic actuator. Both our standard flow field plates and also our customised products can be changed over easily. In addition to the qCf FC 50/125 basic model we also offer customised solutions.


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 50 cm2 50 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 50 cm2 50 cm2
housing material EPGC 308 PEEK
Max. back pressure up to 2 bar g up to 2 bar g


Weight 9 kg
Piston diameter (Actuator)&xnbsp; Ø 125 mm; anti-twist, low-friction
Active area 50 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


Optional Equipment

cF50/125 HT
cellFixture for high temperatures with 50 cm2 active area

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

Positioning aid
For simple preparation of test objects

Cable set
For load connection

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

HUBER ministat
Laboratory thermostat for cooling and heating


Research & development

Quality control

balticFuelCells GmbH
Hagenower Str. 73
19061 Schwerin

Tel   +49 385 3993 210