Supercapacitors suit automotive applications

Kyocera AVX is expanding its SCC series to include automotive-certified supercapacitors. The cylindrical devices were tested against AEC-Q200 and are designed to operate reliably in mechanically and electrically challenging conditions. 

Applications include electronic-mechanical locking, emergency call systems, electronic recording, regenerative braking, power and emergency power systems. To extend backup times and battery life and to take advantage of instantaneous pulse power, they can be used alone or in conjunction with primary or secondary batteries. 


The capacitors meet UL810A, RoHS and REACH requirements. 


Stated specifications include: 2.7 and 3V; 10 to 100F; high pulse power capability; low ESR; and low leakage current