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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    ONEONTA, N.Y., April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ioxus, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitors and energy storage products, announced today that the 24V uSTART® battery support system is now being offered as the heavy equipment industry's only drop-in replacement product that needs no special wiring. Using two group 31 batteries in series, with one 24V uSTART in parallel, users can replace their 4D battery in heavy equipment.

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