17 Oct 2016

MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES UNVEILS 51-VOLT ULTRACAPACITOR FOR HYBRID BUS MARKET

Maxwell Technologies, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage and power delivery solutions, has announced the 51-volt (51V) module, the newest addition to its ultracapacitor product offerings for rugged applications. The 51V module uses Maxwell's leading 2.85V, 3,400-farad (F) ultracapacitor cell to deliver the company's highest energy and power density available in the market today.

As durable and efficient energy storage solutions are in strong market demand, Maxwell's 51V module provides a self-cooling system solution that helps to optimize the performance of hybrid buses and other high-duty cycle applications.

Additional features of the 51V include Maxwell's proprietary DuraBlue Advanced Shock and Vibration Technology, which provides three times the vibrational resistance and four times the shock immunity of previous ultracapacitor-based competitive offerings. It meets and exceeds the industry's highest vibration (ISO 16750-3, Table 12) standard for ultracapacitor modules and has an IP65 environmental protection rating, ensuring the module is not impacted by dust and water.

The units includes an active cooling system, which improves the module's maximum continuous current rating by nearly 90 percent and ensures optimal performance even in extreme temperatures, down to minus 40 degrees and up to 65 degrees Celsius.

The new module has an identical mounting pattern to Maxwell's current 48V module.

 



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