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Upp Portable Fuel Cell - the Clean Energy Alternative for Powering USB Devices Receives Industry Certification

Intelligent Energy, the international power technology company, today announced that its innovative Upp™ personal energy device has achieved IEC 62282-6-100 micro fuel cell technology certification and ISO 16111:2008, which together allows the product to be distributed internationally.

Building on the company’s innovative proprietary fuel cell technology, Upp – a consumer electronic device - can charge and power USB-compatible mobile electronic devices, such as smartphones, feature phones, eReaders, tablets, portable gaming consoles and digital cameras as fast as the mains. Upp typically provides five charges to even the most demanding, power-hungry smartphones.

“Upp packages decades of industry leading research and delivers feature-rich capabilities that now - with industry certification - makes it an ideal mobile companion product for the consumer on the go,” said Amar Samra, Managing Director of Consumer Electronics, Intelligent Energy, “Following its international introduction, and with successful trials by both corporate customers and consumers in emerging markets, we believe this innovative product is capable of demonstrating its durability, reliability and dependability when delivering instant energy anytime, anywhere”.

“It’s a really exciting time for Upp and our partners in the emerging and developed markets; the product is now industry certified and available to our partners internationally,” said Julian Hughes, Group Corporate Development Director, Intelligent Energy. “Upp has been designed, tested and independently verified to meet the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to allow the product to be carried in the cabin of aircrafts by passengers and crew.” he continued.

Upp – the clean alternative

The Upp fuel cell takes hydrogen provided by the Upp cartridge and combines it with air to produce clean electricity on demand. Users simply need to connect the fuel cell to a replaceable cartridge to achieve instant energy for their devices.

Upp companion mobile app

The Upp mobile app communicates with the Upp product and includes a number of proprietary features such as:

  • Smart Charging - automatically powers down when a connected USB device is fully charged
  • Eco Mode – allows users to select the battery level they want to charge to, to simply top-up to optimum levels rather than fully charge
  • Find Cartridges - uses GPS to locate the nearest local Upp cartridge exchange outlet when needed
  • Flight Mode - prevents continuous charging when phone is in airplane mode
  • Cartridge Level Indicator – indicates remaining energy left for peace of mind
  • Your Energy – a window on your remaining battery level and what it can be used for (e.g. calls, music, browsing and video)
  • Support – direct access to product support pages and customer service
  • Personalisation – allows users to name their device

The free Upp companion app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store (iOS 6 and higher) or from Google play for Android devices (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and higher).

Upp is compliant with standards IEC 62282-6-100 and ISO 16111:2008 as well as EU and US EMC directives. Carriage on aircraft is subject to local safety and security procedures.

More information on Upp is available at, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Intelligent Energy

Intelligent Energy develops efficient and clean energy technology for the global consumer electronics, automotive and distributed power and generation markets – from compact energy packs for mobile devices, to powertrains for zero-emission vehicles, and stationary power units for the always-on infrastructure.

Our advanced technology architecture is used by international companies to create differentiated, cost-efficient fuel cell power systems for mass market applications. It enables Intelligent Energy and our industry partners to solve the challenges of continuous power and productivity, by creating convenient everyday energy solutions to power your life.

Intelligent Energy’s headquarters and principal facility is located at Loughborough in the UK Midlands region.

More information on Intelligent Energy is available at WordPress, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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