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[DPRG] mega caps

Subject: [DPRG] mega caps
From: Quinones, Jose jquinones at ti.com
Date: Mon Jan 25 10:43:45 CST 2010

Extremely entertaining posting.

Everybody has gotten out and started to try and get this 1 MFarad cap into existence. Has anyone thought which lottery game to play in order to secure this dinky little cap (not to mention the warehouse to store it).

I did a search on digikey and they have a 4000F cap available for a measly $246.9. In order to reach the 1MF, you would need to invest $61,725.00 + tax and shipping.

I don't know if you have that kind of cash or even a credit card that can sink that amount, but it seems we are better off building the flux capacitor and traveling to November 17, 2155, when I bet Frygikey.com will sell 1MF caps for a few cents...

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From: dprglist-bounces at dprg.org [mailto:dprglist-bounces at dprg.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Koenig
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 10:19 AM
To: dprglist at dprg.org
Subject: Re: [DPRG] mega caps

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<mailto:srainwater at ncc.com>> wrote:
On Sun, 2010-01-24 at 23:26 -0500, DeltaGraph at aol.com<mailto: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.



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