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Tecate's Full Lines of Supercapacitors Now UL 810A Recognized

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 5:54am

Small Form Factor Devices Reduce Applied Costs of UL Listed Products and Speed Time-to-Market

Tecate - CapXXTecate Group has announced that their extensive inventory of RoHS-compliant CAP-XX supercapacitors is now UL 810A Recognized under the Components Recognition Program of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc®. The UL 810A standard covers supercapacitors (electromechanical double-layer capacitors, or EDLCs) and is intended to further ensure the safety of electronic products and systems. Tecate is the only CAP-XX global distributor, as well as the world's largest stocking distributor of CAP-XX cells and modules. As such, Tecate distributes eight series of CAP-XX general purpose and high temperature supercapacitor modules and two series of supercapacitor cells on their online store. Online orders are accepted for prototype and full production quantities to further help OEMs/ODMs cost effectively reduce time-to-market.

Designed to address both the power delivery constraints of battery systems and the energy delivery limitations of conventional capacitors, the low profile, low ESR, high-capacitance supercapacitor cells feature a 2.75V operating voltage, while modules comprised of the cells are supplied with either 4.5V or 5.5V operating voltage. Parts boast a wide operating and storage temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees C.

CAP-XX's thin, prismatic cells and modules are widely specified to provide burst and back-up power in space-constrained portable and wireless electronic products. They are most commonly employed in tablet and handheld PCs, mobile phones, bar-code scanners, credit card terminals, digital cameras, solid state disks (SSDs), location-tracking devices, smart meters, battery-free condition monitoring systems, and small uninterruptible power supplies.

While firm pricing is determined according to the quantity and part specified, per-piece pricing in quantities of 1,000 for CAP-XX supercapacitor cells starts at $4.63; module prices start at $5.91. Delivery is from stock to 8 weeks ARO.

For more information, please visit www.tecategroup.com.

Posted by Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern

February 23,2012

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