High-Powered Ultracapacitor Modules for UPS Applications

In the midst of hurricane season, we are experiencing more frequent brownouts and blackouts. The U.S. loses up to $100 billion each year due to power outages, so backup power is essential to keep businesses running. Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) protect electronics from outages or disturbances by providing enough ride-through power until the power source regains stability. A UPS system using an ultracapacitor can provide enough short-term power during an outage to allow the organization to switch to an alternate power source or shut down electronics properly.

Ioxus’ high-powered iMOD ultracapacitor modules are designed for short-term UPS applications for power conditioning and voltage sag compensation. The modules’ low equivalent series resistance (ESR) provides higher efficiency and power capabilities for the quick burst of high power to the UPS. This power can prevent computer glitches, interrupted calls, assembly line disruptions or equipment malfunctions during a power shortage.


For example, cloud servers use ultracapacitors for short-term UPS. Several times a year,big cloud servers go down because UPS systems using battery-based energy storage do not come on fast enough before the power drops. This causes a total system restart procedure which can cost cloud-based companies millions of dollars. Replacing batteries with ultracapacitors in the UPS system prevents power, productivity and profit loss.

To improve UPS solutions and keep factories, data centers, warehouses or other facilities running on a smooth power supply, system designers and engineers can leverage high-powered ultracapacitor modules as a reliable and cost-effective energy source.

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  • IOXUS' uSTART® Receives Edison Award for its Engine Enhancement Innovation

    Ioxus, designers and manufacturers of smart power solutions based on its widely used ultracapacitor technology, today announced that it was named a Bronze winner in the Engine Enhancement category of the 2018 Edison Awards. The announcement was made at the Edison Awards Gala in New York City.

    “We are very proud to have received an internationally recognized Edison Award and to be named a winner alongside companies like Mazda Motor Corporation and CFM International, a joint company of GE and Safran Group, for our engine enhancement achievements,” said Mark McGough, CEO and president of Ioxus, Inc. “This award is recognition that uSTART is proving highly reliable and valuable for fleets in the trucking industry. Being recognized with an Edison Award is one of the highest accolades we can receive in the name of innovation.”

    Inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, the Edison Awards are judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives, including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design and engineering. The judges recognize products as true innovations in their category.

    In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed a full-day, “Meet the Innovators Forum” and the, “Innovators’ Showcase,” which offered guests a hands-on experience with read more...

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