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Supercapacitors in a rapid heat transfer application

Abstract

To demonstrate the value of high discharge current capability of a supercapacitor, a discussion on the new supercapacitor-assisted temperature modification apparatus (SCATMA) technique is introduced in this chapter. Some early experimental data and design concepts are discussed.

Keywords

Water wastage

Time constants

Peak power delivery

SCATMA

8.1 Introduction

State-of-the-art supercapacitors (SCs) come in all sizes from about fractional farads to over 5000 F in single-cell devices. For smaller value devices their equivalent series resistance (ESR) values range from about 25 to 100 mΩ. The larger capacitance devices from about 300 to 5000 F have much lower ESR values such as ...

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