Ultracapacitor Module provides backup power to UPS systems.

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High-efficiency, 56 V ultracapacitor module addresses short-term ride-through and bridge power requirements of UPS systems in datacenters, hospitals, factories, and telecommunication facilities. Product has rugged construction meeting IBC Zone 4 earthquake resistance standard and has no heavy metals or toxic substances. Suited for systems requiring up to 750 V, unit is available in 3U and 4U rack-mount models and in 4, 5, 6.5, and 10 kW versions to meet UPS system requirements.

Original Press Release:

Maxwell Technologies Introduces Ultracapacitor-Based Backup Power Module for Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems

High-Efficiency, Cost-Effective, Short-term Power Solution for Mission-Critical UPS Installations

SAN DIEGO - Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced today that it is introducing a 56-volt ultracapacitor module designed specifically to address the short-term ride-through and bridge power requirements of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems for mission-critical installations such as data centers, hospitals, factories and telecommunication facilities. The new product will be on display at the DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition, which opens tomorrow at the San Diego Convention Center.

Maxwell developed the UPS module in consultation with leading UPS system integrators to mitigate the effects of brief power disturbances on digital systems and sensitive medical and manufacturing equipment, and to provide bridge power to a generator or other long-term backup power source in the event of a complete power outage. The new product is being installed in several beta sites and the company will begin accepting additional orders in March. Key features and benefits include:

- Maintenance-free operation and estimated 14-year life ensure low cost of ownership;

- 3U and 4U rack-mount form factors for easy integration into standard equipment racks;

- Available in 4kW, 5kW, 6.5kW and 10kW versions to easily configure for UPS system requirements;

- Series connectable for systems requiring up to 750 volts;

- Rugged construction meets IBC Zone 4 earthquake resistance standard;

- Green technology with no heavy metals or toxic substances requiring special recycling.

"The energy storage segment of the global UPS market is valued at nearly $1 billion a year, so it represents an attractive opportunity for our products," said Van Andrews, Maxwell's senior vice president, sales and marketing. "The vast majority of power disturbances last a second or less, so ultracapacitors provide an excellent technical solution for the application, and their projected 14-year life in a typical UPS installation makes for a very compelling value proposition."

Unlike batteries, which produce and store energy by means of a chemical reaction, Maxwell's BOOSTCAP® ultracapacitor products store energy in an electric field. This electrostatic energy storage mechanism enables ultracapacitors to charge and discharge in as little as fractions of a second, perform normally over a broad temperature range (-40 to +65C), operate reliably through one million or more charge/discharge cycles and resist shock, vibration and overcharging. Maxwell offers ultracapacitor cells ranging in capacitance from 5 to 3,000 farads and multi-cell modules ranging from 16 to 125 volts. More information on the UPS module may be accessed via the following link: www.maxwell.com/products/ultracapacitors/product.aspx?PID=56V-MODULES

Maxwell is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our BOOSTCAP® ultracapacitor cells and multi-cell modules provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation and telecommunications. Our CONDIS® high-voltage grading and coupling capacitors help to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. Our radiation-mitigated microelectronic products include power modules, memory modules and single board computers that incorporate powerful commercial silicon for superior performance and high reliability in aerospace applications. For more information, please visit our website: www.maxwell.com.


Maxwell Technologies, Inc.

CONTACT: media and investors, Michael Sund of Maxwell Technologies, Inc., +1-858-503-3233, msund@maxwell.com

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