Newark has broadened its portfolio of passive devices with the addition of the new supercapacitor modules from Eaton, enabling design engineers to optimize equipment footprints, improve efficiency and reduce costs. This supercapacitor line includes highly reliable, high power, ultra-high capacitance energy storage devices that are tailored to work with applications for backup power, pulse power, and hybrid power systems.
The new supercapacitors balance the power density of traditional capacitors with the energy density of batteries. They feature a double layer construction that offers high capacitance and low ESR, resulting in high power density and energy efficiency. Eaton supercapacitors can be used alone or in combination with batteries to optimize cost.
The electrostatically storing of charge within the supercapacitor cells allows the modules to operate in a wide range of temperatures (-40° to +65°C) and for millions of charge cycles, with design lifetimes of up to 20 years. The supercapacitors’ inherently maintenance-free operation, high power density, and long lifecycles result in low cost and ease of use for design engineers.
Eaton’s new supercapacitors integrate and balance individual supercapacitor cells to deliver high power modules, while providing easy wiring capability to help engineers use this unique energy storage technology. The high voltage modules can be built into power quality and distribution (data center, healthcare, industrial facility), grid storage, material handling, marine, renewable energy, on-board transportation and rail/traction applications ranging from a few kilowatts to multi-megawatts.