Maxcap® double layer capacitors (DLC)

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Kanthal’s electronic components business has been acquired by Ohmite from November 1, 2018. Over the coming months Ohmite will be integrating the Kanthal electronic components portfolio, to provide a smooth transition for customers. During the integration period, the full line of Kanthal’s ceramic resistor and capacitor products will continue to be accessible on this website, or via the Ohmite website.

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High energy density capacitors for backup power. With Maxcap® double layer capacitors, microprocessors, small motors and activators having current requirements from one to several hundred milliamps can be supported from several seconds to minutes.

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A Maxcap® electric double layer capacitor the size of a thimble will support microamp data retention currents of CMOS RAMs for up to several weeks.
Read more about the key features of Maxcap® double layer capacitors

Maxcap double layer capacitors are characterized by:

  • Extremely high volumetric efficiency (over 5.5 farads/in³)
  • Virtually unlimited service life
  • Fast/charge discharge capability
  • Very low leakage current
  • Wide operating temperature range, including -40°C to +85°C
    (-40 to +185°F)

Typical applications for Maxcap® double layer capacitors

Type of load Appliance or equipment
CMOS RAMs and microprocessors, timers for integrated circuits Home appliances such as TVs, microwave ovens, dishwashers, and refrigerators; data routers, personal computers, energy management controls, thermostats, point of sale terminals, process controllers
Wireless data pulses Electric and water utility meters, vehicle tracking systems
Relays, solenoids Starters, igniters, actuators
Small motors, alarms Disc drives, coin metering devices, security systems, toys

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