Custom Ultracapacitor Modules target military applications.
July 14, 2010 -
Custom ultracapacitor modules employ either proprietary PowerBurst® or Maxwell Technologies' BoostCap® ultracapacitor cells, both of which are 2.7 V, UL 810A Recognized, and RoHS-compliant and feature capacitance values from 0.5-3,000 F. Passive or active cell balancing topology promotes efficient balancing between cells while minimizing additional current leakage. Offered in aluminum housing and custom alternatives, modules offer choice of mounting options, cables, and interconnects.
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Tecate's Custom Quick-Turn Ultracapactior Modules Target Military Applications
Modules Based on UL 810A Recognized PowerBurst® or BoostCap® 2.7V Ultracapacitor Cells
San Diego, CA...Announced today by Tecate Group, a leading global supplier of capacitors and ultracapacitors, is the quick-turnaround availability of custom ultracapacitor modules expressly engineered to accelerate the development of military ground-mobile, sea, and airborne products and systems. Tecate's customization capabilities, including the use of SolidWorks® 3D mechanical CAD (MCAD) software, allow system designers unparalleled flexibility and responsiveness as well as superior application engineering support. Offered to provide cost-effective energy storage and robust power delivery solutions, especially in low temperatures, modules employ either Tecate's PowerBurst®, or Maxwell Technologies' BoostCap® ultracapacitor cells. The 2.7V, high power density UL 810A Recognized, RoHS-compliant cells feature capacitance values ranging from 0.5F to 3000F and low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) to promote optimal performance in mission-critical military applications. Modules further boast passive or active cell balancing topology to ensure efficient balancing between cells and to minimize any additional current leakage. Internal cell balancing facilitates "plug and play" capabilities along with module-to-module balancing for systems with higher voltage requirements. Modules notably withstand over one million cycles.
Tecate's quick-turn custom modules exhibit numerous performance characteristics that make them ideally suited for powering, backing up, or bridging power in such military and aerospace applications as tactical vehicles or electromagnetic (EM) armor and weapons. They are frequently designed for use in backup power for electronics in military vehicles, fire control systems in tanks and armored vehicles, airbag deployment and black box on helicopters, and backup power/memory hold-up for emergency handheld radios. Modules are moreover appropriate in peak power applications to facilitate reliable communication transmission on land-based vehicles, active suspension for vehicle stabilization, GPS guided missiles and projectile systems, cold engine start, and buss voltage hold-up during peak currents. In sea applications, modules are used for high power discharge in naval warfare (unmanned boats), all electric aircraft launch on aircraft carriers, power source for magnetic drivers that power munitions elevators on aircraft carriers, and to bridge power when switching over from ground to onboard aircraft subsystems for data retention. They are also commonly employed in pulsed laser radar systems, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). For additional information, visit http://www.tecategroup.com/ultracapacitors/military-applications.php
Tecate's quick-turn custom ultracapacitor modules are available encased in a rugged, aluminum housing and an array of custom packaging alternatives. A wide choice of mounting options, together with cables and interconnect options are offered.
Firm pricing is determined according to customers' specifications. Custom evaluation
samples commonly ship within 6-8 weeks.
About Tecate Group
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Tecate Group (www.tecategroup.com) is a division of the Tecate Group, a global leader in the design, sales, and distribution of capacitors and ultracapacitors, as well as audio and multimedia components and service. The Company specializes in supplying high-quality ceramic high voltage, tantalum, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, together with ultracapacitor cells, to the world's leading OEMs, assemblers, and end users in markets spanning consumer electronics, telecommunications, industrial, military, medical, automotive, transportation and utilities. Founded in 1963, Tecate Group has long maintained its commitment to provide unparalleled levels of customer service and support, along with state-of-the-industry design and engineering resources. The Company additionally takes pride in offering customers virtually unlimited customization capabilities for unique applications, and maintains a vast global network of sales representatives http://tecategroup.com/customer_service/salesreps.php, and distributors http://tecategroup.com/customer_service/distributors.php. To learn more about Tecate Group, visit www.tecategroup.com.