In Successful Field Trial Run, A Leading Communications Company Starts Standby Generator Faster with Maxwell’s Ultracapacitor Starting Technology


Lead-acid engine start batteries can present a variety of challenges for standby generator starting, including decreased cranking ability in cold temperatures and regular testing, maintenance and replacements.

Learn how a US-based global telecommunications company turned to the ultracapacitor-based Generator Starting Solution (GSS) by Maxwell Technologies for faster, more reliable standby generator starting.

This case study details the results of the company’s 15-month trial run using Maxwell’s ultracapacitor (supercapacitor)-based starting technology to crank a 350 KW Caterpillar diesel generator at a telecom site.

"Maxwell’s generator starting technology
has impressive low temperature performance
and starts the engine faster than a battery."

—Senior Power Technical Support Engineer