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Publication Date: 12/1/2010
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Tecate: New Ultracapacitor Modules
Ultracapacitor modules.
San Diego, CA — Tecate Group has added PBM Ultracapacitor Modules to its PowerBurst® Ultracapacitor Series. Engineered to enable the quick proof of concept when evaluating ultracapacitor-based solutions, the 18 new Modules use Maxwell Technologies' BoostCap® 650F or 3000F ultracapacitor cells to ensure cost-effective energy storage and robust power delivery solutions, especially in low temperatures.

The 2.7V, high-power-density UL Recognized, RoHS-compliant cells have a low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) for excellent power handling performance. Modules are provided with from 2 to 24 cells, and with capacitances ranging from 27F to 1500F. They may be ordered in voltages ranging from 5.4V to 64.8V, and include on-board over-voltage protection.

The parts also incorporate Tecate's patented interlocking end cap design to facilitate the easy assembly of modules. Battery posts, interconnect/power cables, bus bars, joint plates, and side panels are offered to promote maximum design flexibility and module system integration. Devices reportedly can withstand up to 1 million cycles.

The modules are well suited for applications requiring robust, compact, energy dense and long cycle life alternatives to batteries. They are commonly specified for powering, backing up, or bridging power in a wide array industrial electronics, telecommunications and military applications. The parts are excellent choices in renewable energy applications and provide a "green" source of energy that can be delivered very quickly. They may also be used in conjunction with batteries, or such primary energy sources as solar or fuel cells. Modules are offered in voltages of 5.4, 16.2, 32.4, 48.6 or 64.8V, and with from 2 to 24 cells in 1 X 2, 1 X 6, 2 x 3, 2 x 6, 3 x 4, 2 x 9, 3 x 6, 3 x 8, or 4 x 6 configurations.

The modules using 650F cells are 102mm high, and may be ordered with a capacitance of 325F, 108F, 54F, 36F, or 27F. 3000F cell modules are 109 mm high, and available with a capacitance of 1500F, 500F, 250F, 166F, or 125F. The modules are rated for an operating temperature range of -40 to +65°C.

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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