High power density and active balancing series of supercapacitor modules

27-02-2024 | Rutronik | Passives

With the Supercapacitor modules of the SCM series from Kyocera AVX, Rutronik offers exceptionally robust components for industrial applications that need high peak performance. The series is appropriate for high-current or industrial applications, including renewable energy generation, grid-connected storage, or the buffering of power peaks.

Thanks to active balancing, the capacitor modules provide a stable voltage level in the individual cells installed in the module. They operate individually or in combination with batteries or accumulators. They supply energy as a backup or support, providing power peaks, batteries, or accumulators. In this case, they often positively affect the battery's service life or accumulator.

The series is currently available in the following capacity/voltage combinations of 48V/165F SCMZ1EP1F6STAB2, 16V/500F SCMZ1EK507STAB2, 16V/58F SCMA63K586SPPB2, 160V/5.8F SCMA63S585SPPB2, and 48V/83F SCMZ85P836STAB2.

Due to the individual capacitors' convincing characteristics, the modules attain their special pulse load capacity. The combination of high capacitance and low internal resistance (ESR) allows a high-power density and efficiency.

A high mechanical load capacity also characterises the modules, and they can withstand high currents, frequent charging and discharging cycles, and strong vibrations. Depending on the application, they are created for operating temperatures from -40C to +65C and can handle several million cycles. Also, the modules are lead-free, RoHS-compliant, and meet the UL 810A standard.

Possible applications for the modules include energy harvesting, AGVs, transportation, wireless GSM and GPRS communication, and other applications in the area of backup support or peak power support.


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