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Publication Date: 12/1/2008
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Tecate Expands Ultra Thin Ultra Capacitor Line
Ultra-low profile capacitors.
San Diego, CA — Tecate Industries has extended its PowerBurst® Series of ultracapacitors to include the ultra-low profile PBF Series of modules. Engineered to satisfy the requirements of short-term burst and back-up power in space-constrained applications, the RoHS-compliant modules' design incorporates stainless steel, hermetically sealed prismatic cells that are active balanced and UL Recognized.

This unusual construction facilitates the devices' extremely low profile (5.7mm max.) and capacitance range of from 1.0F to 5.0F. Design flexibility is further optimized, as the PBF Series includes parts in three voltages ranging from 5VDC through 10VDC. These highly reliable modules offer over 500,000 duty cycles and a 10-year life capability.

The new electric double layer capacitor (EDLC) modules may be specified for use in a broad array of applications in which short-term power, or back-up power is required to ensure the performance of systems in which space is limited, and weight is a factor. PBF modules are most commonly employed in automatic meter readers (AMRs), solid-state drives (SSDs), and in a wide range of wireless transmission applications including handheld and portable consumer, industrial and medical devices.

Their back-up power capabilities make theses devices suitable for soft shutdown, "dying gasp" notification, battery swaps, and memory retention. The low ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance) parts notably address the power delivery problems in applications requiring peak or power burst capabilities, and frequently enable designers to downsize the primary system batteries.

The PBF modules are available in six sizes ranging from 48 x 5.7 x 20mm to 96 x 5.7 x 35mm, and in six capacitance values including 1.0F, 2.0F, 2.5F, 3.33F and 5.0F. Parts may be ordered with voltages of 5.0VDC, 7.5VDC, or 10VDC and with ESRs from 0.36 to 1.60Ω. Capacitance tolerance is ±20 percent, and wide operating temperature range is -40 degrees C to +70 degrees C. The ultracapacitor modules are provided with wire leads and a JST ZHR-2 quick connect assembly. Custom configurations are offered.

Contact: Tecate Industries, Inc., 7520 Mission Valley Rd., San Diego, CA 92108-4400 619-398-9700 fax: 619-398-9777 E-mail: Web:

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