Supercapacitors excel in applications requiring pulse power output

Offering long lifetime and very low ESR, the SCM series of electrochemical double-layer capacitor (EDLC)  from Kyocera are designed for applications which require a pulse power output.

The SCM series of supercapacitors from AVX combines high capacitance with very low equivalent series resistance (ESR) to give excellent performance in applications requiring a pulse power output. 

These cylindrical electrochemical double-layer capacitor (EDLC) devices can perform more than 1 million charge/discharge cycles and offer a 4,000 hour lifetime rating, so they are also suitable for long-life applications in which a standard battery would wear out prematurely. 

Used by themselves or in conjunction with primary or secondary batteries, the SCM series supercapacitors can perform various functions: 

  • Back-up power supply: providing energy to safely shut down an application on the failure of the main power supply
  • Pulse power handling: assisting the primary power supply when the load requires a high current peak 
  • Energy harvesting: optimizing energy usage through power regeneration or capturing power from the environment

The SCM series consists of a broad range of products, including a cell with a 6.3 mm diameter, the industry’s smallest EDLC. Voltage options are 5.0 V, 5.4 V, 5.5 V, 6.0 V, 7.5 V, 8.1 V, 9.0 V, 16 V and 48 V. The products are available with capacitance values up to 500 F. 


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