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Saturday, February 24, 2018

SuperCap Pyro Module

The 6-Channel Pyrotechnic Energy Storage Module unit charges a set of on-board Super-Capacitors (18 Farads) with a maximum total energy of 190 joules. In this case system battery current draw is less than 1.5 Amps during charging and operation. This version has a green LED indicating full charge.

When used as a Driver (no current limit) care must be taken not to overload the system. Initial pulse power for pulling in a high pressure solenoid can be drawn from the capacitors and sustaining current from the 1.5 Amp charger if driven by a pulse width modulated scheme.

Channel continuity can be read via the I2C bus I/O port and is visually indicated by a yellow LED for each channel. Each channel is independent, but may be connected in parallel to increase current supply, up to 24 Amps per module (up to three modules per stack).

Additional Info

  • Name: UFC-3 Super Cap Pyro/Driver Module
  • Code: UFC-3-PYR-2, UFC-3-DRV-2
  • Price: $525 (specify operating voltage)
  • Description: The 6-Channel Pyrotechnic Energy Storage Module unit charges a set of on-board Super-Capacitors (18 Farads) with a maximum total energy of 190 joules. In this case system battery current draw is less than 1.5 Amps during charging. This version has a green LED indicating full charge. Channel continuity can be read via the I2C bus I/O port and is visually indicated by a yellow LED for each channel. Each channel is independent, but may be connected in parallel to increase current supply, up to 24 Amps per module (up to three modules per stack).
  • Features:
    • Number of Channels: 6 per module
    • Maximum number of modules/channels per system: 3/18
    • Output Current (per channel): 4 Amps Pulsed Constant Current Pyro, 5 Amps max. Pulsed Driver (fuse protected), 1.5 Amps continuous maximum all channels combined
    • Power Source: Main Battery using on-board Super Capacitor Storage (225 joules), all channels may fire simultaneously. Factory set output:
      • 18 Farads @ 5V
      • 4.5 Farads @ 10V
      • 2.0 Farads @ 15V
      • 0.5 Farads @ 30V
    • Charger: 1.5 Amp maximum
    • Indicator LEDs: 6 Continuity, Charged
    • Weight (grams/ounces): 100/3.5
  • Options:

    Options must be added at time of order:

    • 5, 10, 15 or 30V maximum Charge on SuperCaps: No Charge
    • Driver version (no current limit): No Charge
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