Tecate Group has specifically engineered custom and standard ultracapacitor cells and modules for Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and smart grid applications.
Parts are members of Tecate's UL 810 Recognized PowerBurst family, which is comprised of the general purpose TPL and TPLS Series of 2.7V cells, as well as the TPLE Series of 2.3V cells featuring a -40 to +85 degrees C temperature range. The flat prismatic PC5 and PC10 Series of 2.5V cells are aimed at applications where height is limited. For applications requiring modules, the low- and ultra-low profile PB/PBF/PBL/PBLL Series of 5.0V and 5.4V devices are offered.
Tecate's customization capabilities include the use of SolidWorks 3D CAD (MCAD) software to facilitate design flexibility, responsiveness, and application engineering support. The high power density cells feature capacitance values ranging from 0.5F to 400F and low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR). Modules withstand over 500,000 cycles.
The parts provide battery-free "last gasp" power, and satisfy the high current pulse requirements of AMS technology. They also provide critical backup power during power outages to ensure uninterrupted communication to/from the grid. Capable of operating at low temperatures (-40 degrees C), parts supplement batteries for low temperature boost, and relieve batteries of peak power functions to extend batteries' life.
Tecate's PB/PBF/PBL/PBLL/ Series of modules are available with active or passive cell balancing, and with radial leads or flexible wire and connectors to eliminate the need for soldering. They are provided in an array of standard and custom high voltage, advanced circuitry and packaging options to meet application- specific requirements.
Pricing: PowerBurst ultracapacitor modules range from $12.00 to $92.00 in quantities of 50+. In quantities of 1K, average pricing for 2.3V PowerBurst ultracapacitor cells ranges from $1.25 to $7.75, $7.00 to $17.00 for 2.5V cells, and $1.00 to $19.00 for 2.7V cells.
Availability: ARO delivery on standard cells and modules is 8 to 10 weeks.
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