Maxwell Technologies, available through Glyn High-Tech Distribution has introduced a 56-volt ultracapacitor module designed specifically for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems.
Maxwell’s ultracapacitor modules function as a high-efficiency, cost-effective, short-term power solution for UPS installations.
The ultracapacitor modules address the short-term ridethrough and bridge power requirements of UPS systems in mission-critical installations such as data centres, hospitals, factories and telecommunication facilities.
Developed by Maxwell in consultation with leading UPS system integrators, the UPS modules are designed to mitigate the effects of brief power disturbances on digital systems as well as sensitive medical and manufacturing equipment.
Additionally, ultracapacitor modules provide bridge power to generators or other long-term backup power sources in the event of a complete power outage.
The new UPS modules are currently being installed in several beta sites.
Key features of Maxwell’s ultracapacitor modules:
- Maintenance-free operation and estimated 14-year life ensure low cost of ownership
- 3U and 4U rack-mount form factors for easy integration into standard equipment racks
- Available in 4kW, 5kW, 6.5kW and 10kW versions to easily meet UPS system requirements
- Series connectable for systems requiring up to 750 volts
- Rugged construction meets IBC Zone 4 earthquake resistance standard
- Green technology with no heavy metals or toxic substances requiring special recycling
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 a fraction of a second
- Perform normally over a broad temperature range from -40ºC to +65ºC
- Operate reliably through one million or more charge/discharge cycles
- 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 125 volts.