Improved supercapacitor modules

Rutronik is introducing Eaton’s XLR-16R2507B-R (16V/500F) and XLR-18R0507B-R (18V/500F) supercapacitor modules. Thanks to low self-discharge and low leakage current, the modules offer a long service life. Likewise, their IP65 housing and stable performance at operating temperatures between -40 and 85°C suit harsh environments. 

The supercapacitor modules can be used as a stand-alone energy storage device or in combination with batteries to optimise cost, lifetime and uptime. System requirements can range from a few microwatts to megawatts.

They have extruded aluminium sidewalls, which can provide improved heat dissipation and mechanical stability. The laser-welded internal structure allows reduced overall weight and ensures that ESR remains stably low throughout the lifetime and power density does not decrease, even when the component is subjected to shock and vibration over an extended period.

Applications include: automated guided vehicles, people movers, emergency power supplies, robotics, automation, variable frequency drives, engine starting, H2 fuel cell drives and traction inverters.