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Tecate's New Ultracapacitor Modules Optimized for Quick Proof of Concept In a Wide Range of Applications

Modules Offered in 18 Distinct Combinations of Capacitance
Values, Voltages and Configurations

San Diego, CA, September 29, 2010...Tecate Group, a leading global supplier of capacitors and ultracapacitors, today announced the addition of PBM Ultracapacitor Modules to their PowerBurst® Ultracapacitor Series.  Engineered to enable the quick proof of concept when evaluating ultracapacitor-based solutions, the 18 new PowerBurst PBM Ultracapacitor Modules employ 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 feature 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.   Parts also boast Tecate's patented interlocking end cap design to facilitate the easy assembly of modules.  Battery posts, interconnect/power cables, buss bars, joint plates, and side panels are offered to promote maximum design flexibility and module system integration.  Devices withstand up to 1 million cycles.

Tecate's PowerBurst PBM Ultracapacitor 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 5.4V, 16.2V, 32.4V, 48.6V or 64.8V, and with from 2 to 24 cells in 1X2, 1X6, 2x3, 2x6, 3x4, 2x9, 3x6, 3x8, or 4x6 configurations.   Modules integrating 650F cells feature a height of 102 mm, and may be ordered with a capacitance of 325F, 108F, 54F, 36F, or 27F.  Those comprised of 3000F cells are 109 mm high, and available with a capacitance of 1500F, 500F, 250F, 166F, or 125F.  PowerBurst PBM Ultracapacitor Modules are rated for an operating temperature of -40 degrees C to +65 degrees.  For additional information on Tecate's PBM Ultracapacitor modules, visit http://www.tecategroup.com/ultracapacitors/productfinder.php?SERIES=PBM, and for accessories, visit http://www.tecategroup.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=26_30_43.

In quantities of 5+, per piece pricing for Tecate's PowerBurst PBM Ultracapacitor Modules with 650F cells ranges from $200.00 to $1,890.00, and from $276.00 to $2,713.00 for those with 3000F cells.  Delivery is 4-6 weeks ARO.