Ultracapacitor helps avoid starting problems

Maxwell Technologies Ultracapacitor

Maxwell Technologies designed its 12-volt ultracapacitor module as original equipment or as a retrofit solution to avoid commercial vehicle starting problems in cold weather or when batteries are drained by repetitive starting or climate control and other driver comfort functions. The device is built to store energy in an electric field, enabling it to charge and discharge in fractions of a second, perform normally over a broad temperature range (-40 to 65 degrees Celsius), operate reliably through one million or more charge/discharge cycles and resist shock, vibration and overcharging.

Features include reliable starting for diesel engines up to 15 liters; maintenance-free operation and reliability for the life of the vehicle; industry-standard Group 31 battery form factor; built-in quick charging system (15 minutes or less); full compatibility with existing battery systems; and green technology with no heavy metals or toxic substances requiring recycling.