Ultracapacitor Industry news

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

Tecate now offers PowerBurst Type PBD Ultracapacitors

Tecate announces the release of 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 notably employ their radial 350F, 2.7V ultracapacitor cells to facilitate a 58 F module with a very low ESR of 22.4 mohms and 16.2V working voltage.
Tecate PowerBurst PBD


  • Replacement for Maxwell BPAK0058 and BMOD0058 series.
  • Maxwell BOOSTCAP® cells with active balancing.
  • 16.2V working voltage.
  • Available as rugged, fully enclosed module or lighter pack version for tight spaces.
  • Screw terminals.
  • Module-to-module cable included.

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Ultracapacitor Press Releases

Tecate's High-Temp PowerBurst TPLE Series Ultracapacitors Operate to +85°C and Feature Cells Ranging from 5F to 100F

New Parts' Performance Targets RAID Storage, Smart Grid, and Industrial Electronics Applications

The Tecate Group, a leading global supplier of ultracapacitors and capacitors, today announced the newest member of their PowerBurst® family of cylindrical, radial-leaded ultracapacitor cells. The new TPLE Series of PowerBurst ultracapacitors is 100% RoHS compliant and offers extended operating temperatures. Rapidly becoming designers’ preferred choice to supplement - and in some cases replace - batteries, these electrochemical double-layer capacitors (EDLCs) offer extremely low equivalent series resistance (ESR) for high power and low loss during operation. The lightweight, small form factor parts are maintenance-free, boast an extended 85°C upper operating temperature limit, and offer a high charge/discharge cycle life along with high useable capacity. Moreover, these low-leakage-current ultracapacitors charge quickly and safely and deliver frequent energy pulses without harmful effects or reduced life.

Used for pulse and hold-up power in handheld and portable devices that use microprocessors, the TPLE Series of general-purpose ultracapacitors may be confidently specified for energy storage in the broadest range of space-constrained applications. They are optimal for use in storage, battery packs, wireless communications, mobile computing, and industrial applications. The parts are most commonly employed in such areas as RAID storage, smart grids, portable data terminals, peak power shaving, and remote monitoring equipment. Tecate’s TPLE Series ultracapacitors can also be used in conjunction with batteries or other power sources when those batteries or power sources alone do not meet performance objectives, such as using cells to hold or bridge power when the primary power source fails or when a battery is swapped out. These capacitors notably feature an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, further making them a logical alternative to batteries in extended temperature applications.

The TPLE Series, rated at 2.3V, is provided in seven specific capacitance values ranging from 5F to 100F, and in sizes of 10mm (D) x 20mm (L) to 18mm (D) x 45mm (L). TPLE Series ultracapacitors feature a capacitance tolerance of -0% to +40%. Delivery is from stock to 8 weeks ARO. For more information about Tecate’s PowerBurst TPLE Series ultracapacitors, and to purchase them, visit www.tecategroup.com/ultracapacitors/powerburst.php.