Uninterrupted Power for Critical Environments: Discover the RHEA-I660A Supercapacitor Power Backup Module

Reliable Power Backup Solution for Common Power Quality Challenges                       Download Datasheet

The RHEA-I660A is a supercapacitor-based uninterruptible power supply module that can protect your back-end system against power outages in critical environments sensitive to short power supply interruptions, such as manufacturing, healthcare, data centers, and infrastructure applications.

It effectively addresses power quality issues and short-term blackouts, surpassing traditional battery UPS systems. It operates within a range of -40°C to 60°C and boasts exceptional durability, lasting over 10 years without maintenance. Additionally, you can conveniently monitor its status through the user-friendly GUI manager.

Ensuring Safe Shutdown

Studies by the Electric Power Research Institute have shown that approximately 83% of power outages last less than 10 seconds. These outages often occur during summer thunderstorms when lightning strikes near electrical equipment, causing voltage fluctuations. Since the duration of these outages is short, there is usually no need for long-term storage solutions like batteries. Instead, using a supercapacitor power backup approach can offer a reliable and uninterrupted power supply to sensitive equipment, providing protection against downtime and potential damage.

The RHEA-I660A consists of six 600F supercapacitors. The backup power module can provide enough power for your system to operate for up to 60 seconds during a sudden power outage. This allows you to safely shut down your system or wait until the main power is restored.

10-year Longlife and Cost-Effective

Back-Up Power Solution

The lifespan of supercapacitors is solely restricted by the evaporation of the electrolyte. Supercaps UPS, on the other hand, have a lifespan that is theoretically infinite. The distinctive features of supercapacitors make IEI's RHEA-I660A an economically viable alternative for your backup power solution. These performance traits lead to substantial cost savings throughout the lifespan of a UPS application. The extent of the savings depends on how often batteries need to be replaced, potentially reducing the total lifetime costs.

* IEI Supercapacitors Power Module, by default, sets the operating lifetime at 10 years. Users can unbind the time by adjusting the operating temperature or working voltage to get a new estimated lifetime.

Power Safety and Reliability

The RHEA-I660A incorporates multiple protective features to ensure reliable performance. It includes overvoltage protection (OVP) to protect against voltage spikes, overload protection to prevent excessive current flow, and reverse protection to avoid damage from reverse polarity. These features make the RHEA-I660A highly safe for mission-critical applications.

  • Reverse protection
  • Overload protection
  • Overvoltage protection (OVP)

Technology Comparison between
Supercapacitors and Batteries

Supercapacitors and batteries offer distinct advantages and are suited for different applications. Supercapacitors excel in providing rapid power delivery and long cycle life, making them ideal for applications where efficiency and durability are essential. In contrast, batteries offer higher energy density, making them preferable for applications requiring extended energy storage. Both technologies have their roles in the evolving landscape of energy storage, contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable future.

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