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Toshiba Corporation has developed two prototype direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) units and begun tests to validate their operation with mobile audio players, bringing its practical use a major step closer.
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The new fuel cell units have an output power of 100mW and 300mW (providing up to 35 hours of device usage) and have been applied to a flash-memory-based digital audio player and an HDD-based digital audio player, respectively.
The two prototype players and their methanol cartridges will be exhibited at the CEATEC JAPAN 2005 which will be held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba Prefecture, from October 4 to 8, 2005.

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