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Tecate Industries, a supplier of ultracapacitors and capacitors, has announced UL 810A recognition for specific series of cells and modules in its Powerburst family of ultracapacitors.

The UL 810A standard covers ultracapacitors (electrochemical double-layer capacitors) and is intended to further ensure the safety of electronic products and systems.

Tecate’s UL 810A-recognised ultracapacitors are members of the Powerburst family, which includes the general-purpose TPL/TPLS series of 2.7V cells and the PBL/PBLL series of 5.4V modules.

By designing in UL-recognised Powerburst parts for end products and systems, additional component-level testing is minimised, reducing both time and costs.

As per the scope of UL 810A recognition, Tecate’s RoHS-compliant Powerburst parts are suitable for short-term back-up power in ‘last-gasp’ telecom transmission, redundant array of independent disks (RAID), solid-state drives (SSDs) and PCI cards.

They may also be employed to provide back-up 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 wireless products, such as mobile phones, portable data terminals and personal digital assistants.

In addition, the ultracapacitors are suitable for remote sensor applications and in conjunction with batteries or other power sources when batteries alone do not satisfy reliability and performance objectives.

Featuring an operating temperature range of -40C to +65C, 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 0.5F to 400F.

They are provided in sizes from 8mm (diameter) x 12mm (length) to 35mm (diameter) x 60mm (length).

Tecate’s 5.4V UL 810A-recognised modules include the radial-leaded PBL series and the PBLL series, which utilises flexible leads and a JST ZHR-2 quick connector.

PBL/PBLL parts feature a capacitance range of from 0.25F to 15.0F.

Sizes in this series range from 18.0mm x 9.0mm x 16.0mm to 37mm x 35mm x 17.5mm.

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