Ultracapacitor Line Now Features Cells Ranging From 0.5F up to 300F
Tecate Industries announced the 2.7V PowerBurst family of cylindrical, radial leaded ultracapacitor cells. Comprised of the RoHS-compliant TPL and TPLS Series, they are available in values ranging from 0.5F up to 300F. These electrochemical double-layer capacitors (EDLCs) offer extremely low ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance) for high power and low loss during operation. The TPL Series is provided in 18 specific capacitance values ranging from 0.5F to 70F, and in sizes of from 8 mm × 12 mm , to 18 mm × 45 mm. The TPLS Series is offered in 4 specific capacitance values ranging from 100 F to 300 F, and in sizes of from 22 mm × 45 mm, to 35 mm × 50 mm. PowerBurst ultracapacitors feature a capacitance tolerance of -20 percent to +30 percent. The lightweight, small form factor parts are maintenance-free, boast a wide operating temperature range, and offer a charge/discharge cycle life of 500K cycles along with high useable capacity. Moreover, these low leakage current ultracapacitors charge quickly and safely, and deliver frequent energy pulses without harmful effects or reduced life. The ultracapacitors may be confidently specified for energy storage in the broadest range of space-constrained applications. They are optimal for use in battery packs, wireless communications, mobile computing, and industrial applications. Among the parts’ most common employment are in cell phones, portable data terminals, personal digital assistants, pagers, peak power shaving, and remote monitoring equipment. Cells are also utilized to hold or bridge power when the primary power source fails, or when a battery is swapped out. They notably feature an operating temperature range of from -40°C to +70°C, further making them a logical alternative to batteries in very low temperature applications. In quantities of 1K, pricing for the TPL Series of 2.7V is $1.70 each for parts with a capacitance of 10 F, while the TPLS Series’ pricing is $7.50 each for parts with a capacitance of 100 F.