Let's see? Boostcap, Boostcap, Boostcap. Where have we heard this before? Ah, yes. Back in November 2006 we first heard about Maxwell Technologies' 125 volt ultracapacitor and we later learned about the heavy duty version (390 volts) for hybrid buses and how the ultracaps might go into Chinese vehicles and be used in Milan. But, if you haven't been following this news, you can get your fill of BOOSTCAP ultracap news at the American Public Transportation Association EXPO (AKA "public transportation's premier showcase") in San Diego next week. Maxwell will be showing all of its heavy duty BOOSTCAP ultracapacitors - everything from 16 to 1,500 volts. If that's not enough power for you, then please tell us what vehicle you're running.
[Source: Maxwell Technologies, Inc.]
Maxwell Technologies to Exhibit Ultracapacitor Products at American Public Transportation Association EXPO in San Diego
High-Efficiency, Cost-Effective, Energy Storage Solutions for Heavy Vehicles
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL) will exhibit its full line of BOOSTCAP(R) ultracapacitor products for heavy transportation energy storage applications October 6-8 in Booth 4907 at the American Public Transit Association EXPO in the San Diego Convention Center.
Michael Liedtke, Maxwell's vice president, sales and business development, said that the BOOSTCAP product line includes ultracapacitor cells and integrated multi-cell modules ranging from 16 to 125 volts that can be arrayed in series or parallel configurations to support electric and hybrid drive systems requiring up to 1,500 volts.
"In addition to meeting or exceeding demanding transportation and industrial application requirements for both watt-hours of energy storage and watts of power delivery per kilogram, BOOSTCAP products will perform reliably for more than one million discharge-recharge cycles," Liedtke said. "Our heavy transportation modules are specifically designed to meet end-user requirements for durability and maintenance-free operation."
BOOSTCAP ultracapacitor products deliver up to 10 times the power and longevity of batteries, require no maintenance and operate reliably in extreme temperatures. In transportation applications, they efficiently recuperate energy from braking for reuse in electric and hybrid drive trains, reducing fuel consumption and emissions. They also provide compact, lightweight, "life-of-the vehicle" solutions to stabilize automotive power networks and power new, all-electric subsystems, such as drive-by-wire steering. In mission critical industrial applications, where backup power is critical for continued operation or a soft shutdown in the event of power interruptions, they provide reliable, cost-effective, maintenance-free energy storage. In wind turbine blade pitch and braking systems and other industrial applications, they provide a simple, solid state, highly reliable, solution to buffer short-term mismatches between the power available and the power required.
Maxwell is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our BOOSTCAP(R) ultracapacitor cells and multi-cell modules provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation and telecommunications. Our CONDIS(R) high-voltage grading and coupling capacitors help to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. Our radiation-mitigated microelectronic products include power modules, memory modules and single board computers that incorporate powerful commercial silicon for superior performance and high reliability in aerospace applications. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.maxwell.com/.
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