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Maxwell Technologies has received purchase orders worth approximately $13.5m from three Chinese bus producers for Boostcap ultracapacitor modules.

These will support braking energy recuperation and torque-assist functions in diesel-electric hybrid buses.

David Schramm, Maxwell’s president and chief executive officer, said that deliveries of the company’s 48V BMOD0165 P048 modules, which are assembled by one of its contract manufacturers in China, have already begun and will continue through the balance of the year.

‘Boostcap modules have demonstrated reliable performance and high efficiency in the first wave of vehicles that have gone into service, and the ability to connect these modules in series to meet various voltage requirements allows for easy integration into virtually any type or size of heavy vehicle.

‘The modules meet transportation industry requirements for watt/hours of energy storage and watts of power delivery per kilogram, and are designed to perform reliably through one million or more deep-discharge cycles, or about 10 years of operational life for most vehicles,’ he added.

BMOD0165 P048 modules are encased in a rugged, splash-proof, aluminium chassis.

They weigh 14.2kg and are 12.6 litres in volume (416.2mm x 190.1mm x 156.7mm).

These durable ‘smart boxes’ include temperature and voltage monitoring and internal cell voltage management that give designers plug-and-play options and make them versatile building blocks for systems with higher voltage requirements.

Maxwell Technologies

Maxwell is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. As a leader in the ultracapacitor technology, Maxwell Technologies is helping to change the way energy is stored all over the world.  

Maxwell’s BOOSTCAP(R) ultracapacitor cells and multi-cell packs and modules provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation, renewable energy and telecommunications.  

Available in a range of sizes and modular configurations, Maxwell’s BOOSTCAP(R) products bring new levels of efficiency and power to everything from consumer electronics to hybrid cars and renewable energy sources.

Maxwell’s proprietary electrode and global manufacturing facilities allow to deliver unsurpassed value, keeping costs down while tailoring performance to specific applications. Maxwell’s ultracapacitors have a demonstrated lifespan of one million recharge cycles even in extreme environments, or 10 years DC-lifetime at room temperature reducing maintenance costs and adding value to other power sources.

Numerous benefits and countless applications.

  • Reliable operation in harsh environments
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Tailored solutions
  • Competitively priced
  • Exceptional efficiency
  • Compact design
  • Extended operating life
  • Environmentally safe

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