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Taiwan Begins Testing Supercapacitor-Powered, Cable-Free Rail System

The city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, has begun testing the world’s only completely cable-free rail system. Instead of relying on an overhead network of power cables to move them, the light-rail trains employ supercapacitors with wireless charging systems to get them from station to station. Taiwan partnered with Spain-based company Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) to build the trains, which can charge in only 20 seconds. Tecate Group is a distributor and integrator of Maxwell supercapacitor cells and modules.

Supercapacitor-Powered, Cable-Free Rail System

ALD Introduces MOSFETs to Balance Supercapacitors

Analog semiconductor designer ALD has introduced a series of MOSFETs to balance supercapacitors being used in high-voltage commercial applications. These MOSFETs regulate and balance leakage currents for each supercapacitor in a series stack of two or more cells. The MOSFETs extend supercapacitors’ life by minimizing the risk of cell damage from overvoltage. Tecate offers standard and custom ultracapacitor cells, with capacitance values from 0.5F to 400F, usable with this type of balancing scheme for a host of voltage and capacitance options.

Panduit Introduces Ultracapacitor-Based Uninterruptible Power Supply

Panduit Corp., a leader in UPI-based solutions, has introduced its latest product, the Industrial Network Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). Designed specifically to back up industrial ethernet switches, the Industrial Network UPS’ use of ultracapacitors as a power source reduces the risk of downtime that comes with traditional battery use. Tecate Group’s wide range of ultracapacitor cells and modules can be incorporated into similar applications, where maintenance-free, short-term backup power is required.


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Last Updated: Monday, January 7, 2013