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New Li-ion capacitors

Mobile systems and devices usually require powerful Li-ion batteries. These are specially manufactured for the respective industrial  application and secured by sophisticated electronic protection technology. There are a few things to keep in mind here:  In order to avoid fire danger and the like, the worldwide regulation UN  38.3 requires a transport test form from 2020, which must be attached to the shipment. In 8 individual tests, the behavior of the cell or battery at extreme temperatures and much more is described in detail in advance.

The new Li-ion capacitors are environmentally friendly, do not require heavy metals, are RoHS compliant and are  not subject to the European Battery Regulation and therefore do not require the UN transport tests described above. Externally, they resemble the aluminium electrolyte capacitors, but have a  completely different design internally. The current capacity is 40, 100 and 200 Farad. What about these novel Li-ion capacitors in connection with the Li-ion batteries that are common today? A replacement is not yet possible due to the capacity and energy technology achieved so far, but should remain in focus in the future.

Accutron, May 2020

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