Maxwell Technologies Introduces 125-Volt Ultracapacitor Module for Heavy Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
14 November 2006
|The HTM P125 module.|
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. has introduced a compact, fully integrated, 125-volt BOOSTCAP ultracapacitor module to provide an easy-to-integrate building block for scalable energy storage and power delivery solutions for heavy hybrid and electric vehicles and heavy duty industrial applications requiring up to 1,500 volts.
The new HTM BMOD0063-P125 module is based on 2.7-volt BOOSTCAP MC3000 Power cells and incorporates proprietary balancing, monitoring and thermal management capabilities to ensure industry-leading charge/discharge performance, high reliability and long operational life.
This high-performance module is designed specifically to satisfy rapidly growing global demand for ultracapacitor-based braking energy recuperation and torque assist systems for hybrid bus and truck drive trains and electric rail vehicles. It meets or exceeds transportation industry requirements for watt-hours of energy storage and watts of power delivery per kilogram, and is designed to perform reliably through one million or more deep charge/discharge cycles, which equates to more than 15 years of operational life.—Dr. Richard Balanson, Maxwell President and CEO
Integrated monitoring capabilities and a highly efficient cooling configuration enable the new module to sustain continuous current of up to 150 amps with minimal temperature increase in high-temperature environments, according to Michael Everett, Maxwell Vice President and Chief Technical Officer.
The HTM BMOD0063-P125 is encased in a rugged, splash-proof, IP 65-compliant, aluminum chassis, weighs less than 50kg and measures 315x425x744mm. Up to 12 modules may be linked in series to deliver a total of as much as 1,500 volts. Maxwell also offers a complete line of standard 15- to 48-volt multi-cell pack and modules, and recently announced a Quick-Turn program that offers shipment within 14 days of receipt of a customer purchase order for custom-configured modules for applications requiring up to 540 volts.
HTM BMOD0063-P125 datasheet
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