Würth Elektronik has launched a new class of EDLC supercapacitors with snap-in terminals. WCAP-SISC – offered with capacitance values of 100F and 350F – is the ideal solution for applications with high power and high energy demands such as UPS or energy storage solutions. They can be employed in smart metering devices, network components or energy harvesting applications to name but a few. They attain a rated current of up to 75A.
The far higher energy density compared with conventional capacitors has made double-layer capacitors such as WCAP-SISC an environmentally friendly alternative to batteries. Compared to Li-ion batteries, the device with activated carbon technology provides many benefits, including fast charging, very long service life with 500,000 cycles, and lower fire hazard. The capacitance tolerance is 10/+30 percent, the rated voltage is 2.7V. It can be employed at an operating temperature of -40C to +65C.