Power Electronics

Very-Low Profile PowerBurst® Type PC5 Ultracapacitor

Tecate Industries has announced the availability of the Type PC5 ultracapacitor under a license agreement with Maxwell Technologies. Tecate's PowerBurst® Type PC5 ultracapacitor is engineered to provide extended power availability during dips, sags, and outages in the main power sources as well as to relieve batteries of burst power functions. The RoHS-compliant part's flat prismatic cell design notably incorporates stainless steel, hermetically sealed cells. Due to this unique construction, it boasts an extremely low profile (5.1 mm max.) making it an excellent choice for space constrained applications. The low ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance) PC5 ultracapacitor is capable of accepting charges at the identical rate of discharge, and features accessible terminals and an electrostatic storage capability to facilitate over 500,000 duty cycles and a 10-year life capability.

Tecate's PowerBurst Type PC5 ultracapacitor is commonly specified for employment in a broad range of applications including providing, holding up, or bridging power until the back-up power source "kicks in" when the primary power source fails. Its back-up power capabilities make it well suited for soft shutdown, "last gasp" notification, battery swaps, and memory retention. In addition, the PC5 is used in tandem with batteries or other power sources where batteries alone do not meet performance objectives.

The small form factor part is highly appropriate in military and consumer electronics, wireless transmission, medical devices, automatic meter readers (AMRs), solid state drives (SSDs), smart grids, RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) controllers, handheld GPS devices, and remote sensors. Its utilization often enables designers to downsize the primary system batteries.

The radial-leaded ultracapacitor has a small 14 mm (L) x 23.6 mm (W) X 4.8 mm (W) footprint, and very low, 5.1 mm profile. Standard parts feature a voltage of 2.5 VDC, capacitance of 4.0F, and an extended temperature range of from -40 degrees to +70 degrees C. Capacitance tolerance is +/-20%.

In quantities of 100, per piece pricing for Tecate's PowerBurst Type PC5 ultracapacitor is $8.00. Delivery is from stock to 2 weeks ARO.

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