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Tecate: Drop-In Replacement for Maxwell Modules
Ultracapacitor modules.
San Diego, CA — Tecate Industries has introduced the PBD PowerBurst Ultracapacitor Modules, offered as a drop-in replacement for Maxwell Technologies' discontinued BC BPAK0052/0058, and BC BMOD0052/0058 ultracapacitor series.

Tecate's newest multi-cell modules were developed together with Maxwell, and use ultracapacitor cells to create a 58F module with a very low ESR of 22.4mΩ and 16.2V working voltage.

Targeting industrial OEMs/ODMs, the compact PBD modules are specially designed to provide cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions for UPS, telecomm and other industrial electronics applications. Comprised of RoHS-compliant, UL Recognized ultracapacitor cells, the modules further have an active cell balancing topology to provide efficient balancing between the cells and to minimize any additional current leakage. Parts are designed to withstand over 500,000 cycles or 10 years of life under specified operating conditions.

The new modules may be specified to perform a variety of energy-storage and power-delivery functions in a broad range of both "peak power shaving" and "back-up power assist" applications, including transportation, industrial systems and equipment. Parts are highly appropriate for use in rail systems, windmill pitch control systems, and wireless transmission applications.

The modules have a capacitance of 58.0F, and a working voltage of 16.2V. The small footprint, shrink-wrapped, screw terminal modules weigh 514 grams and measure 229 x 68 x 38mm. For more demanding applications, PBD modules are available encased in a rugged, aluminum housing. These robust parts are provided with mounting slots, weigh 943 grams, and measure 233 x 85 x 44mm. PowerBurst PBD modules are rated for an operating temperature from -40 to +65°C.

Contact: Tecate Industries, Inc., 7520 Mission Valley Rd., San Diego, CA 92108-4400 619-398-9700 fax: 619-398-9777 E-mail: Web:

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