US ultracapacitor company Maxwell Technologies has launched a higher voltage cell as it continues to target the transport, wind and grid application markets.
The ultracapacitor-based energy storage and power delivery developer and manufacturer has added a 3-volt (3V), 3,000-farad ultracapacitor cell to its K2 range.
The cell comes in the industry-standard 60 mm cylindrical form factor, incorporates Maxwell’s proprietary DuraBlue™ Advanced Shock and Vibration Technology, and can used alone or in hybrid configurations with batteries.
“Higher power in the same form factor paired with our high-volume manufacturing capability reinforces our ongoing commitment to delivering superior performance and value, particularly with applications in the transportation, wind and grid markets,” said Dr. Franz Fink, president and CEO of Maxwell Technologies.”
Vishal Sapru, Research Manager and Growth Consultant, Energy & Power Systems, Frost & Sullivan, said he believed the product would prove to be a ‘game changer’ for the ultracapacitor industry.
Maxwell’s ultracapacitors store energy in an electrical field that is larger than a capacitor. They can charge and discharge rapidly over a temperature range of between -40 degrees to 65 degrees Celsius.