Vehicles powered by electricity, such as fuel cell vehicles (FCVs), electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) can store, or generate, large amounts of electricity. By utilizing this electricity, vehicles can act as a “power source on wheels” in various situations.
By connecting Honda’s Power Exporter 9000 portable external power output device to vehicles equipped with external power output, various electrical equipment (up to 9kVA) can be powered. Connected to the Clarity Fuel Cell, the Power Exporter 9000 can supply enough electricity to power an average home for approximately 7 days*.
Vehicles output direct current (DC) electricity, which cannot be used to power household electrical equipment, requiring alternating current (AC) electricity. The vehicle’s DC electricity needs to be converted to AC electricity, to be able to power such electrical equipment. Power Exporter 9000 is the interface that enables vehicles and electrical equipment to “get connected.”
* Calculations based on daily electricity usage by average household (according to Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan)
Power Exporter 9000 is powered by vehicles equipped with external power output. After confirming the vehicle is ready to output electricity, the car is to connected to the Power Exporter 9000, which is then switched on. The Power Exporter 9000 communicates with the vehicle, and once ready, draws DC electricity from the vehicle, which is converted to and outputted as AC electricity which can be used to power household electrical equipment. The Power Exporter 9000 can output both AC100V and AC200V simultaneously, powering a wide range of equipment - from low-load electronics such as smartphones, to high-load appliances such as lights and heating.