notice: As of March 2012, the manufacturer is undergoing some
changes in how the distributorships work, how units are serviced and
more - and as a result, our sales of the Phill are on hold. We
hope to have an update very soon for you.
by FuelMaker allows you to refuel your Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) from
the safety and convenience of your own home directly from your home's
natural gas line. Refueling could not be simpler.
When your vehicle
is not is use (ideally overnight) you simply plug Phill in to
your car, press "Start" and Phill will do the rest! Relax and
enjoy your evening. When your tank is full, Phill will even
safely shut itself off for you.
does more than just save money. Phill is quiet (producing no
more noise than an air conditioning unit), convenient, safe, economical
(using no more electricity than a small appliance), flexible for indoor
or outdoor installation and compact.
Wise Gas, Inc.
even offers potential programs which allow customers
FuelMaker has been
designing, manufacturing and installing award winning Vehicle Refueling
Appliances (VRA) for the refueling of Natural Gas Powered fleet
vehicles, forklifts, and ice resurfacers since 1989. The company has
sold over 10,000 units worldwide and has used this innovative technology
in the design and manufacturing of the first affordable, Home Refueling
Appliance (HRA): Phill.
A prototype of Phill was unveiled at the World Natural Gas
Vehicle Conference 2002 in Washington, D.C. through a joint press
conference between Honda and FuelMaker. Since then, FuelMaker has been
refining and testing this original design, improving it into the version
that is now available.
30” x 14” x 13”
Weight: Approximately 85 lbs.
Ambient Temperature Rating: -40° F to +115° F.
Noise Level: 45 dBA at 16.5 ft in open field conditions.
Supply: 240 VAC / 60 HZ.
Electrical Consumption During Fueling: 0.8kwh (average).
General Purpose Electrical Rating.
Rate: 0.42 Gasoline Gallon Equivalent / hr.
Inlet Pressure: 0.25 to 0.50 psig.
Outlet Pressure: 3600 psig compensated to 70°F.
Integrated Gas Dryer.
NGV 1 Approved Nozzle (one hand operation).
Fill Hose Length 12 Ft Reach.
Can Be Used For Indoor and Outdoor Applications.
What is Phill?
Phill is a natural gas Home Refueling
Appliance (HRA) designed for use with
consumer vehicles in residential environments.
How long does Phill take to fill a vehicle?
On average it will take approximately 4 hours to replenish the fuel
consumed in 80 km / 50 miles of driving based on a vehicle
consumption rate of 30 mpg. The ideal refueling scenario is to plug
it in overnight. With the automatic shut-off feature, this is
convenient, safe and most efficient.
How much electricity does Phill use?
At 800 watts, Phill uses less electricity than most small
How much does Phill weigh?
Phill weighs approximately 95 lbs.
Is Phill designed to be installed indoors or outdoors?
Phill is designed to be installed either in a garage, a
carport, or outdoors.
Can Phill be used with well gas?
No. Phill is designed and certified for use with pipeline
quality natural gas only.
What are the installation requirements?
Phill needs to be securely fastened to a surface that can
support at least 45 kg. / 100 lbs. Phill is connected to a
240 volt electrical circuit and connects to residential natural gas
supply lines. If installed inside a garage, the unit must be vented
outdoors. In all cases installation must comply with applicable
building codes and regulations.
How long will Phill run?
Phill is designed to run for approximately 6000 hours of
use at which time it can be remanufactured. This can be done a
maximum of 3 times, extending its life to 24,000 hours of operation.
Where can I buy Phill?
As of March 2012, the manufacturer is undergoing some changes in
how the distributorships work. We hope to have an update very
soon for you.
How much is the Phill?
The price can vary from dealer to dealer and occasionally the
manufacturer increases the price. A good estimate is around