Eaton Extends its Supercapacitor Module Offering with XLR-51 for Rugged Environments

Eaton Extends its Supercapacitor Module Offering with XLR-51 for Rugged Environments

Power management company Eaton recently announced its latest release of the XLR-51 supercapacitor module. The latest design extends the XLR module family to 51.3 volts (V) and 188 farads (F) and is ideal for rugged applications with harsh environments such as transportation, marine, grid storage, and material handling.

The XLR supercapacitor modules provide efficient energy storage for high power, high charge/discharge, and peak power shaving applications and improves power quality for voltage spikes and brownouts for backup power applications. Each module includes an integrated cell voltage management circuitry, an overvoltage alarm and a temperature output.

The XLR modules achieved UN-ECE Reg. 10 & Reg. 100 certifications on the 48- and 51-volt modules. The scope of these standards governs provisions for wheeled vehicle electromagnetic compatibility for Reg. 10 and specific environmental requirements for integration into electric power trains (i.e., electric vehicles) for Reg. 100. Eaton’s supercapacitor modules are RoHS compliant and require no external battery management system (BMS) due to Eaton’s cell balancing technology.

With up to a 20-year lifespan, XLR modules can increase the life of primary transportation energy storage system by reducing the need for replacement parts and batteries. The XLR supercapacitor modules are a self-contained energy storage device comprised of eighteen individual XL60 supercapacitor cells. 

“The market for supercapacitors continues to expand and we are pleased to offer the solutions our customers need for higher power applications,” said Nick Stone, Eaton’s product manager for supercapacitor modules. “Eaton’s new XLR-51 supercapacitor module is designed for environments that demand rugged construction while also being able to meet the high-power, high-energy needs.”

 

About Eaton

Eaton offers a broad range of electronics components that include power magnetics, circuit protection, supercapacitor, and terminal block products. These products serve customers in computing, consumer, energy, industrial, medical and transportation markets.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com. 

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