Richard Knittel, vice president of technical services of Prime Power Services, a company that provides emergency power supply services and relies on the GSS module, said, "We maintain over 3,000 generators and spend a lot of time and effort maintaining conventional batteries. They are the weakest link in the system. Using Maxwell ultracapacitors on our sites has been a game changer, requiring extremely low maintenance and providing dramatic improvement in cranking performance regardless of ambient temperatures."
The GSS product line consists of BCI group 31 form factor modules that are installed with or in place of batteries for starting standby and backup generators in commercial and industrial buildings. With high power, fast response and long operating lifetimes, ultracapacitors are more durable, more reliable and more efficient than batteries. They provide high-burst starting power to gensets ranging from 50 kilowatts (kW) to 3.5 megawatts (MW). For National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 110 Type 10 requirements, GSS modules greatly assist in restoring power within 10 seconds of failure. The GSS module reduces starting time and comes with a 10-year warranty with the use of a Maxwell-approved charger.*
"Maxwell is taking its success with Engine Start Modules (ESM) for heavy-duty truck engines to standby and backup generators in mission-critical facilities. The GSS module provides unprecedented starting reliability to industries where failure of the generator to start during loss of power can critically impact people or equipment in the building," said Franz Fink, president and CEO of Maxwell Technologies.
Additional Maxwell Technologies information:
About Maxwell: Maxwell is a global leader in the development and manufacture of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our ultracapacitor products provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation and telecommunications. Our high-voltage grading and coupling capacitors help to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. For more information, please visit our website: www.maxwell.com.
* Additional terms and conditions, including the limited warranty, apply at the time of purchase. See the warranty details for applicable operating and use requirements.
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