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CAP-XX Announces the Availability of 16V, 230F Supercapacitor Modules and 1400F Prismatic Supercapacitors


CAP-XX, a world leader in supercapacitor development, announces the availability of large prismatic supercapacitors and multi-cell modules for purchase in sample quantities

Sydney, Australia, May 28, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Global demand for high energy, high power supercapacitors (ultracapacitors, electric double layer capacitors or EDLC) is growing rapidly as a host of real world applications come to market. These include Stop-Start and Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) for cars, trucks, buses, cranes, construction machinery and elevators, ride-through power for trams and trains, uninterruptable power supplies, renewable energy management, power factor correction and on-grid/off-grid storage.

Why supercapacitors? Because they do things batteries can’t, in a package that weighs less, takes up less space and has negligible environmental costs. They deliver the high currents demanded by peak loads like engine cranking in Stop-Start systems, accept the high currents and rapid recharge generated during coasting and braking in micro-hybrid vehicles, and keep doing it for millions of cycles, even at temperatures that leave batteries cold.

Australian company CAP-XX, which has long been recognised as a leader in small supercapacitor markets, has now developed a large prismatic supercapacitor for use in these emerging applications, together with a proprietary supercapacitor management system for multi-cell modules operating at higher voltages. The critical success factors for these products are size, weight, energy and power. This translates to a need for high energy density (thousands of Farads in the smallest possible device) and high power density (very low series resistance in a very efficient package). CAP-XX meets these requirements first by using the most advanced materials available inside the cell, and then by packaging them in an extremely efficient prismatic cell. Thin, flat CAP-XX supercapacitors offer as much as 30% greater packing efficiency internally than an equivalent cylindrical supercapacitor, and another 10 - 20% advantage over cans when stacked into a multi-cell module. This combination of best in class materials and packaging delivers energy and power density ratings for CAP-XX which are more than double those of competitive products:

Parameter

Units

CAP-XX
GC1 EDLC
Cell

CAP-XX
GC6 EDLC
Module

Comp 1
200F EDLC
Module

Comp 2
500F EDLC
Module

Comp 3
1200F Hyb
Module

CAP

F

1400

230

200

500

1200

ESR



0.26

2.90

2.90

2.10

3.00

Voltage

V

2.7

16.0

16.0

16.0

12.0

Length

mm

195

220

422

418

369

Width

mm

110

145

73

68

181

Height

mm

9.5

75

91

179

215

Volume

L

0.20

2.4

2.8

5.1

14.4

Weight

kg

0.23

1.9

4.4

5.5

21.0

Energy Density

Wh/kg

6.2

4.3

1.6

3.2

1.1

Power Density

W/kg

30,477

11,615

5,016

5,531

571

Laboratory testing and in-vehicle trials of the CAP-XX automotive modules have already been completed. To facilitate further research by customers and potential licensees, CAP-XX has now commissioned a small-scale production line to manufacture the GC1 supercapacitors and GC6 modules for evaluation. Single cell supercapacitors are available now in sample quantities for US$100/piece, and 16V modules suitable for automotive use will be shipping in June at a price of $900/module, including the proprietary CAP-XX supercapacitor management system.

About CAP-XX
CAP-XX (LSE:CPX) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of thin, flat supercapacitors and energy management systems used in portable and small-scale electronic devices, and to an increasing extent, in larger applications such as automotive and renewable energy. The unique feature of CAP-XX supercapacitors is their very high power density and high energy storage capacity in a space-efficient prismatic package. These attributes are essential in power-hungry consumer and industrial electronics, and deliver similar benefits in automotive and other transportation applications. For more information about CAP-XX automotive solutions, visit www.cap-xx.com or contact Peter Buckle, VP Sales & Marketing at sales@cap-xx.com.
Contact Information
CAP-XX
Peter Buckle
+61 2 9420 0690
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www.cap-xx.com

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