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Tecate Rugged Caps for Mil Apps

Tecate Ultracapacitor Module

Military Takes Advantage
of Tecate’s™ Unique Modules

You may have seen that Tecate Group, your source for ultracapacitor and capacitor solutions, recently distributed a press release discussing some exciting developments. In case you missed it, here is a summary.

As the applications for ultracapacitors grow, the military market segment has demonstrated an increasing need for custom ultracapacitor modules to address a variety of power challenges, and the military has now made an unprecedented turn to Tecate for assistance in filling this need.

Tecate is pleased to announce that its custom PowerBurst ultracapacitors have been the military’s solution. Based on the unique characteristics of ultracapacitors, which allow quick power delivery, superior low-temperature operation, and the ability to handle up to a million cycles, PowerBurst custom modules are replacing or augmenting batteries in a multitude of military applications, including backup power for electronics in military vehicles, fire control systems in tanks and armored vehicles, and airbag deployment; backup power/memory hold-up for emergency handheld radios; GPS guided missiles and projectiles; cold-engine starts and active suspension in military vehicles; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs); buss voltage hold-up during peak currents; and meeting bridge power needs for data retention when switching from ground to on-board aircraft systems.

Ultracapacitors can replace batteries in short-term applications and allow for a dramatic reduction in the battery size in peak current applications. In addition, ultracapacitors are maintenance-free, which is a tremendous long-term benefit, eliminating both the high field replacement costs related to batteries and the need for toxic battery disposal.

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