Supercapacitors are Super

19 10 2011

All photos.

Electric double-layer capacitors are a newish energy storage technology. I find them fascinating and I want to play with them.

Like a capacitor they can charge and discharge very quickly due to their low equivalent series resistance.

But supercapacitors store roughly two orders of magnitude more energy than normal capacitors!

I bought five 3000 farad, 2.7V Boostcaps:

3000 farad!

I machined aluminum strips to form connecting bars. A 13.5 V series stack:

Check out this video of a full-charge short circuit:



2 responses

20 10 2011

Awesome. One of my coworkers “didn’t believe” in supercaps and then I showed him your video.

20 10 2011

Love it, especially to know you got good music to work with

Keep up the good work. I don’t know much about fusion, but I enjoy to follow your quest. Hope you’ll end up where you want.

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