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Taiwan Begins Testing Supercapacitor-Powered, Cable-Free Rail System

The city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, has begun testing the world’s only completely cable-free rail system. Instead of relying on an overhead network of power cables to move them, the light-rail trains employ supercapacitors with wireless charging systems to get them from station to station. Taiwan partnered with Spain-based company Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) to build the trains, which can charge in only 20 seconds. Tecate Group is a distributor and integrator of Maxwell supercapacitor cells and modules.

Supercapacitor-Powered, Cable-Free Rail System

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Ultracapacitor Announcements

Ultracapacitor Sizing Tools

Tecate Group introduces new sizing tools to help designers quickly determine the right ultracapacitors for their applications. Now available in both Constant Current and Constant Power versions, Tecate's tools make finding the right ultracapacitor size simple. And with a broad lineup of ultracapacitor solutions ranging from 1F to 3,000F, the Tecate sizing tools cover a wide range of ultracapacitor products.

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Ultracapacitor Press Releases

Tecate Introduces Newest PowerBurst Ultracapacitor Series

New TC Series Features High Capacitance, Exceptionally Low Profile, and Very Low ESR

Tecate PowerBurst TC series ultracapacitor moduleTecate Group, a leading global supplier of capacitors and ultracapacitors, today announced the release of their newPowerBurst® TC Series ultracapacitors. With extremely low ESR through parallel cell connections and a slim profile with 6.0mm-diameter, UL 810A-recognized cylindrical cells, the TC Series is designed to fit into very tight spaces. The new supercapacitors are rated at 2.7V and incorporate leads and a JST-ZHR-2 connector for easy board connection. Available in 7.2F and 9.6F configurations, these devices rival their prismatic counterparts in their form factor and offer lower ESR versus prismatic designs at comparable capacitance values. Tecate has developed many custom cell and module solutions to meet dimensional and electrical challenges across a variety of industries.

Operating at temperatures from -40°C to +65°C, these devices can be specified in applications that include military and commercial handheld devices, solid state drives (SSD), and many space-constrained applications requiring immediate delivery of short-term backup power. With an excellent span of more than 500,000 cycles and a long service life, the TC Series can replace batteries for short-term power backup, dramatically reducing maintenance costs related to battery replacement. As with all Tecate ultracapacitors, the TC Series is RoHS compliant and is a green alternative to batteries in its use of exclusively organic materials.

The TC Series is available at 7.2F in 20.9mm (L) x 7.2mm (W) x 35mm (H) and 9.6F in 27.8mm (L) x 7.2mm (W) x 35mm (H). TC Series ultracapacitors feature a capacitance tolerance of -10% to +20%. Delivery is from stock to 8 weeks ARO. For more information and to purchase Tecate’s PowerBurst TC Series ultracapacitors, visit http://www.tecategroup.com/ultracapacitors-supercapacitors/powerburst.php