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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