PowerCache Premieres PC1000 UltracapacitorMarch 08, 2001 by Jeff Shepard
PowerCache (San Diego, CA) announced the availability of the PC1000, a 1,200-farad ultracapacitor. The PC1000 supplies power to a system during peak loads and outages. Available immediately, the PC1000 ultracapacitor is suitable for hybrid-electric vehicles, industrial, UPS and fuel cell applications, or for any other application requiring pulsed power, high-cycle reliability and low maintenance.
Measuring 155 x 61 x 33mm, the PC1000 caches 3,750J of energy at 2.5V for high-powered discharges ranging from fractions of a second to one minute. The company claims that it provides roughly 10 times the power density of ordinary batteries alone. The PC1000 is charged from and used in conjunction with a primary power supply, whether that supply is a battery, fuel cell or generator. Packaged in a hermetically-sealed aluminum can, the PC1000 is capable of accepting charges at the identical rate of discharges for systems that can benefit from regenerative energy.
PowerCache's vice president of sales and marketing, Robert Tressler, stated, “It is an ideal source of power for burst-mode applications, allowing for improved power management and increased system life, particularly when used in tandem with batteries."