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[DPRG] mega caps

Subject: [DPRG] mega caps
From: Jeff Koenig koenig.jeff at gmail.com
Date: Mon Jan 25 10:18:54 CST 2010

You could use 200 of these 5000F capacitors, wired in parallel, to get 1MF
(that's M as in Mega.  Never thought I'd write that).

Wiring in parallel would knock the total ESR way down, too. You didn't
specify a voltage, these have a working voltage of 2.7V.


They're available through DigiKey as a special order, no price listed.

Hmmm, they show a maximum 2,547A discharge current over 1 second - Rud's
right, all kinds of safety has to be considered!


On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 10:43 PM, R. Steven Rainwater <srainwater at ncc.com>wrote:

> On Sun, 2010-01-24 at 23:26 -0500, DeltaGraph at aol.com wrote:
> > Supercaps with low voltage rating and limited ability to deliver high
> > currents are capable of some pretty incredible storage capacities. I
> > remember seeing some club members with caps about the size of a "D"
> > cell rated at something like 5 or 10 Farads.
> Those were probably the Maxwell ultracaps I was playing with a few years
> back. They were 350F 1.6v and as you say, the same form factor as a D
> cell. I don't think they have any 1MF caps yet but their Boostcap series
> goes up to 3K Farads at 2.7V, peak discharge current is around 2K Amps.
> http://www.maxwell.com/ultracapacitors/products/large-cell/bcap0650.asp
> -Steve
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