Automotive-qualified supercapacitors meet stringent standards

16-08-2023 | Kyocera AVX | Passives

Kyocera AVX announced its first automotive-qualified supercapacitors,  known as cylindrical, electrochemical, double-layer capacitors. These five new automotive-qualified SCC Series supercapacitors are tested and qualified to the stringent AEC-Q200 standard, which demonstrates their capacity to withstand test conditions created to replicate demanding mechanical and electrical conditions expected in automotive applications.

These supercapacitors provide a ruggedly constructed form factor, produce high-reliability performance, and show high capacitance, low ESR, and exceptional pulse power handling characteristics. They can be used alone or together with primary or secondary batteries to expand backup times and battery life and utilise instantaneous pulse power. Ideal applications for the five supercapacitors comprise electronic mechanical latching, emergency calling, electronic recording, power, regenerative braking, and backup power systems.

The new series are rated for 25F and 2.7V, 100F and 2.7V, 10F and 3V, 35F and 3V, and 100F and 3V. They also comply with UL 810A, RoHS, and REACH requirements.

“We’re very proud to introduce our first automotive-qualified supercapacitors,” said Mamoon Abedraboh, global product manager, Supercapacitor Products, Kyocera AVX. “We introduced the first SCC Series supercapacitors in October 2016, and, in the years since, they have proven to deliver high-quality, high-reliability performance, optimal pulse power handling characteristics, and an impressive price-performance ratio in industrial and consumer applications all around the world. So, we’re very excited to offer solutions with those same outstanding characteristics to our automotive customers.”


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