Power Electronics

Ultracapacitor Solution for UPS Systems

Richardson RFPD, Inc. is delivering 56-volt ultracapacitor modules designed specifically to address the short-term ride-through and bridge power requirements of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. These modules are needed for mission-critical UPS installations including data centers, hospitals, semiconductor fabrication plants, other large industrial power users, and telecommunication facilities.

Key features of the BMOD0130P056B03 include:

  • 56V, 130F ultracapacitor module
  • Series-connectable (up to 750 Volts)
  • Standard 4U height for rack mounting
  • 14-year lifetime, virtually maintenance free, in typical UPS applications
  • Lower cost of ownership (higher ROI) compared with lead-acid battery solutions
  • Over-voltage alarm
  • UL-Registered component

Maxwell developed its new module to help UPS designers best mitigate the adverse effects of brief power disturbances (<1 second typical duration) on sensitive digital systems, especially those used in medical, financial and manufacturing environments. In the UPS industry, this is known as "ride-through" power capability. For longer term power disturbances or outages, these ultracapacitor modules can be used to provide up to 60 seconds of bridge power, which in turn allows the given UPS system to seamlessly switch-in a generator or other long-term backup power source (ex. fuel cell power generating system), thus keeping power available 100 percent of the time.

The BMOD0130P056B03 unit and its datasheet are available now on the Richardson RFPD website. The products are also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn more about additional ultracapacitor products from Maxwell Technologies, please visit the Maxwell storefront webpage.

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