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Ultracapacitor module provides short term power bridge for UPS systems

22 August 2011

Young Electronics Group can now supply the new Maxwell Boostcap 56V ultracapacitor module, which addresses the short-term ride-through and bridge power requirements of uninterruptible power supply systems. Developed in consultation with leading UPS system integrators, the unit mitigates the effects of brief power disturbances on digital systems and sensitive medical and manufacturing equipment, as well as providing bridge power to a long-term backup power source in the event of a power outage.

Key features and benefits include:

o Maintenance-free operation and estimated 14-year life ensure low cost of ownership
o 3U and 4U rack-mount form factors for easy integration into standard equipment racks
o Available in 4kW, 5kW, 6.5kW and 10kW versions
o Easy to configure for UPS system requirements
o Series connectable for systems requiring up to 750 volts
o Rugged construction meets IBC Zone 4 earthquake resistance standard
o Green technology with no heavy metals or toxic substances requiring special recycling

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 125V.

Visit the dedicated Ultracapacitor website

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