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Maxwell Technologies has launched its PC-10 ultracapacitor with proprietary electrode that increases the reliability of back-up power in enterprise storage and powers smart utility meters.

Said to be roughly the size of a postage stamp, the PC-10 is able to efficiently store power and distribute it immediately.

It provides up to 10 years of data protection for high-performance solid-state drives (SSD) and non-volatile memory modules in enterprise storage systems in the event of power disruptions.

The PC-10 can also be used in automated utility meters as part of the smart grid, enabling utility companies to allocate individual buildings to be backed up following a power outage.

The PC-10 can also aid load-sharing arrangements, powering meters to transmit data from residences that have agreed to lower their energy use during peak periods.

Ultracapacitors store energy in an electric field, rather than through the chemical reactions of conventional batteries.

They provide an independent, instantly available source of power, unaffected by temperature, shock, overcharging, and millions of discharging/recharging cycles.

The PC-10’s proprietary electrode provides tighter capacitance and resistance control for more precise charging times and efficient discharge.

It comes in straight-lead, 90-degree and 270-degree bent-lead versions to fit a variety of PCBA layout and space requirements.

The PC-10’s prismatic design makes it suitable for thin, high-energy applications and fits into a DRAM memory module form factor.

Maxwell’s PC-10 ultracapacitors also offer benefits in automotive subsystems, wireless transmission and medical devices.

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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