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Tecate's 2.7V PowerBurst® Ultracapacitor Line Now Features Cells Ranging From 0.5 F Up To 300 F

Ultracapacitors’ Small Form Factor and Performance Properties

 Ideally Suited for Portable and Handheld Electronic Products


San Diego, CA, May 22, 2007…Tecate Group, a leading global supplier of ultracapacitors and capacitors, today announced the newest members of the 2.7V PowerBurst® family of cylindrical, radial leaded ultracapacitor cells.  Comprised of the 100% RoHS-compliant TPL and TPLS Series, PowerBurst ultracapacitors are available in values ranging from 0.5 F up to 300 F.  Rapidly becoming designers’ preferred choice to supplement, and in some cases replace batteries, these electrochemical double-layer capacitors (EDLCs) offer extremely low ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance) for high power and low loss during operation.  The lightweight, small form factor parts are maintenance-free, boast a wide operating temperature range, and offer a limitless charge/discharge cycle life (500K cycles) 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 hand-held and portable devices using microprocessors, the TPL/TPLS 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 battery packs, wireless communications, mobile computing, and industrial applications.  Among the parts’ most common employment are in cell phones, portable data terminals, personal digital assistants, pagers, peak power shaving, and remote monitoring equipment.  Tecate’s PowerBurst ultracapacitors moreover can be used in conjunction with batteries or other power sources when batteries alone do not meet performance objectives.  Cells are also utilized to hold or bridge power when the primary power source fails, or when a battery is swapped out.  They notably feature an operating temperature range of from -40 degrees C to +70 degrees C, further making them a logical alternative to batteries in very low temperature applications.


The TPL Series is provided in 18 specific capacitance values ranging from 0.5 F to 70 F, and in sizes of from 8 mm (D) X 12 mm (L), to 18 mm (D) X 45 mm (L).  The TPLS Series is offered in 4 specific capacitance values ranging from 100 F to 300 F, and in sizes of from 22 mm (D) X 45 mm (L), to 35 mm (D) x 50 mm (L).  PowerBurst ultracapacitors feature a capacitance tolerance of -20% to +30%.  For more information on Tecate’s PowerBurst TPL/TPLS ultracapacitors, visit and