How to Charge Supercapacitor Banks for Energy Storage

August 30, 2014 // By Intersil

These capabilities also make supercapacitors attractive for industrial backup power supply systems, quick-recharge cordless power tools and remote sensors where the frequent replacement of batteries isn't practical. This white paper from Intersil addresses the challenges related to charging supercapacitors, and shows power system designers how to evaluate and select the best system configuration for backup energy storage.

Supercapacitors are adopted as energy storage solutions in a variety of power management applications due to their intrinsic physical characteristics that provide advantages over traditional batteries. In automotive applications such as start-stop systems with regenerative braking, supercapacitors can provide the energy needed to engage the starter to restart the combustion engine as well as accept the kinetic energy recovered during braking.
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