Maxwell Technologies is working with remote control manufacturer Celadon to provide its 10-farad (F) HC series ultracapacitors.
The ultracapacitors will be used with the CLS-140 Cellular Media Center from set top box developer Cobalt Labs. These set top boxes are used by telecom companies including Orange.
Each remote control has a USB port that is plugged into the set top box to charge the ultracapacitors through AC wall power. Maxwell claims the ultracaps can deliver a quick 70 to 80% charge to the remote control within four to five minutes.
Michael Griswold, vice president of sales and business development at Celadon, said, "Ultracapacitors, as an alternative to traditional alkaline batteries, are a compelling solution for remote controls, as well as many different types of handheld devices.”