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Maxwell Ultracaps For Truck Starting

June 7, 2016 in ultracapacitors by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New White Paper Extols the Advantages over Batteries

Maxwell Technologies has issued a new white paper enumerating the advantages of using its ultracapacitor-based ESM/engine start module to improve the operational reliability of trucks.

Maxwell Technolgies ultracapacitor-based 'Start Strong' ESM module

Maxwell Technolgies ultracapacitor-based ESM module

The company’s ultracap ESM, Maxwell says,

  • provides burst power to start the engine, regardless of the charge state of the batteries, ensuring that batteries are left free to power other loads;
  • increases the output voltage as temperatures get colder, ensuring successful cold-weather starts and preventing drivers from being stranded after lengthy engine shutdowns;
  • is resilient in hot temperatures;
  • ensures drivers can reliably shut off the engine for long periods of time without worrying about being able to restart the engine, helping drivers to comply with anti-idle laws and avoid excessive fuel consumption due to idling;
  • enables drivers to confidently shut off and re-start the engine as many times as needed throughout the day without risking that the alternator will not be able to sufficiently charge the batteries to keep up with starting demands;
  • provides hundreds of thousands of start cycles during its lifetime, compared to thousands of start cycles for batteries;
  • provides longer product life than lead-acid batteries;
  • recharges in minutes after a successful engine start; and
  • reduces tare weight (up to 120 pounds) by replacing one or more 
heavier batteries
Lots of advantages...

Lots of advantages…

Max ell notes too that unlike batteries, its ESM increases output voltage as temperatures drop.

The Maxwell ESM is available as a factory-installed option on new trucks by such OEMs as Kenworth and Peterbilt (F&F, August 10, 2015).

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Maxwell Ultracaps for Cadillac ATS, CTS

September 15, 2015 in Companies, Hybrids, ultracapacitors by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

GM Is ‘First U.S. Automotive OEM to Adopt Ultracapacitors for Start-Stop’

General Motors will ship 2016 Cadillac ATS and CTS sedans and ATS coupes with a Maxwell Technologies ultracapacitor start-stop system as standard, Maxwell said today. The Maxwell ultracaps power VSS/voltage stabilization systems by Continental Automotive.

Maxwell ESM for Engine Starts

March 22, 2013 in ultracapacitors by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ultracapacitor Device Boosts Performance, Saves Batteries

Maxwell Technologies is promoting its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module for the second year running at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, and says that the product is gaining sure momentum, as more than 1,500 have been manufactured.

Maxwell Takes to the Air

November 30, 2012 in Uncategorized by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ultracapacitors for AC and Multimedia in London Cable Cars

Fast-charging ultracapacitors from San Diego’s Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) are powering lighting, air ventilation, and multimedia entertainment equipment on 34 ten-passenger cable cars now carrying passengers across the River Thames in London.

Maxwell and Exide Team

November 14, 2012 in batteries by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

They’ll Offer Integrated, Battery-Ultracapacitor Energy Storage

San Diego’s Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL), and Georgia-based Exide Technologies (NASDAQ:XIDE) have formed a strategic alliance for integrated, battery-ultracapacitor energy storage.

Maxwell Ultracaps for Lamborghini

October 3, 2012 in Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Improved Better Fuel Efficiency in 700-Horsepower Car

San Diego’s Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) says it will supply ultracapacitors for six-cell modules for the start-stop system of Lamborghini Aventador cars entering production late this year.

Maxwell Gets a Boost from Swiss

February 24, 2012 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

San Diego’s Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) said that its Swiss subsidiary will receive approximately $600,000 from the Switzerland government to improve manufacturing processes and enhance performance of its Condis brand high-voltage capacitor products applicable to smart grid development.

Maxwell Ultracaps for Bombardier

January 22, 2012 in Uncategorized by rich  |  No Comments

Ultracapacitors from Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) have been selected as the electricity storage element for the EnerGstor braking energy recuperation system by Canada’s Bombardier Transportation, Maxwell reports.

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