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Tecate's PowerBurst® Ultracapacitor Cells and Modules Receive UL 810A Recognition

San Diego, CA, March 24, 2009…Tecate Group, a leading global supplier of ultracapacitors and capacitors, announced UL 810A Recognition for specific series of cells and modules in their PowerBurst® family of ultracapacitors. The UL 810A standard covers ultracapacitors (electrochemical double-layer capacitors), and is intended to further ensure the safety of today’s and next-generation electronic products and systems.  Tecate’s UL 810A Recognized ultracapacitors are members of the PowerBurst family which includes general-purpose TPL/TPLS Series of 2.7V cells, and the PBL/PBLL Series of 5.4V modules.  Notably, by designing-in UL Recognized PowerBurst parts for end products and systems, additional component-level testing is minimized, reducing both time and costs.  


As per the scope of UL 810A Recognition, Tecate’s RoHS-compliant PowerBurst parts are ideally suited for short-term back-up power in “last gasp” telecom transmission, RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks), SSDs (Solid-State Drives), and PCI cards.  They may also be employed to provide backup in uninterruptible power supplies and emergency lighting, as well as to hold or bridge power when the primary power source fails, or when batteries are swapped out.  Parts are commonly specified in such wireless products as cell phones, portable data terminals, and personal digital assistants.  In addition, the ultracapacitors are an excellent choice for remote sensor applications, and in conjunction with batteries or other power sources when batteries alone do not satisfy reliability and performance objectives.  


Boasting a wide operating temperature range of -40 degrees C to +65 degrees C, a limitless charge/discharge cycle life (500K cycles) and a low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), PowerBurst ultracapacitors promote optimal product and system performance.  The cylindrical, radial leaded 2.7V TPL and 2.7 TPLS cells with snap-in leads are available in capacitance values ranging from 0.5 F to 400 F.  They are provided in sizes from 8 mm (D) x 12 mm (L) to 35 mm (D), to 35 mm (D) X 60 mm (L).  Tecate’s 5.4V UL 810A Recognized modules include the radial-leaded PBL series and the PBLL series, which utilizes flexible leads and a JST ZHR-2 quick connector.  PBL/PBLL parts feature a capacitance range of from 0.25 F to 15.0 F.  Sizes in this series range from 18.0 mm (L) X 9.0 mm (W) X 16.0 mm (H), to 37.0 mm (L) X 35.0 mm (W) X 17.5 mm (T). 


For additional information on Tecate’s PowerBurst family of ultracapacitor cells and modules, or to order online, visit


In quantities of 1K, per piece pricing for Tecate’s TPL/TPLS Series of 2.7V PowerBurst ultracapacitors ranges from $0.84 to $24.00.  Per piece pricing for the PBL/PBLL Series of 5.4V parts ranges from $2.19 to $8.29.  Delivery is from stock to 6-8 weeks ARO.  Custom orders are welcome.