How to Use Supercapacitors

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Compared to other capacitor technologies, EDLCs (Electric Double Layer Capacitor) are outstanding for their very high charge storage capacity and very low equivalent series resistance (ESR). Their high cycle life, low charging time and their large power output make them the ideal choice for many electric power applications.

The most important parameters for the design-in process are capacitance, discharging and charging time as well as the corresponding voltages. In this Support Note, we present a summary of the most important formulas and provide examples of calculations.

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