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Honda Power Exporter 9000 uses your car to power all your things (pictures)

This little box can power a house for a week -- if you plug it into a fuel cell-equipped car, that is.

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TOKYO -- This is the Honda Power Exporter 9000, a box you can plug into your electric vehicle (EV) and use it to power your house.

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The thing is simple to use, and much easier to maintain than your average generator.

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A series of plugs make it easy to connect whatever you like.

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And a plastic door keeps it safe and clean.

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The plug slots into the other side of the Exporter.

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It is of the Chademo variety, a standard used in Japan for fast DC charging.

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This is Honda's first generator, made in partnership with Sony in 1964.

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One of Honda's Power Exporters was used in a hospital, where it powered a variety of sensitive equipment without flaw.

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This is Honda's prototype fuel cell car. The final model will be shown soon, at the Tokyo Motor Show!

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