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Supercapacitor Technical Guide

Technical Guide Overview

Supercapacitors, also known ultracapacitors and electric double layer capacitors (EDLC), are capacitors with capacitance values greater than any other capacitor type available today. Supercapacitors are breakthrough energy storage and delivery devices that offer millions of times more capacitance than traditional capacitors. They deliver rapid, reliable bursts of power for hundreds of thousands to millions of duty cycles – even in demanding conditions.

Supercapacitors are ideal for applications ranging from wind turbines and mass transit to hybrid cars, consumer electronics and industrial equipment. Available in a wide range of sizes, capacitance and modular configurations, supercapacitors can cost-effectively supplement and extend battery life, or in some cases, replace batteries altogether.

This technical guide provides a closer look at supercapacitor construction, typical applications, how to determine the correct supercapacitor for specific applications, and much more.

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