Distributor widens supercap product spectrum
According to the TME, the market demand for supercapacitors has grown dramatically in recent years, providing a way of storing energy and maintaining voltage under operating conditions and in locations where conventional batteries would not be applicable. Among the sectors in which they are currently seeing most traction is automotive, where they are being incorporated into electric vehicle (EV) powertrains; another fast-growing application field is Internet of Things (IoT) networks, where they can support energy harvesting activities.
The SPSCAP components now stocked by TME can be supplied to customers in a wide array of capacitance values, spanning from 1F through to 3000F. These cylindrical format components utilize an acetonitrile electrolyte and have voltage ratings of 2.7VDC, 2.85VDC and 3VDC. They come with either radial or axial leads attached. Modules that are designed for higher voltage usage are also offered. These are rated at 16V. All of these products support a working temperature range of -40°C to 65°C. Depending on the particular model, they have duty cycle figures of between 500,000 and 1 million.
The SPSCAP supercapacitors available from TME are optimized for situations where rapid delivery of large amounts of energy is required. Components are available that can withstand impulse currents up to 2368A.