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Electric Double-Layer Capacitor Delivers 20 Farads

September 03, 2019 by Paul Shepard

Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. announced today the addition of LP12352R7206 (φ12.5 × 35 mm, 20 F), the company’s highest-capacitance product, to its cylinder-type electric double-layer capacitor LP series. It has a capacitance of 20F at 2.7V while maintaining high output and reliability, which are key advantages of the electric double-layer capacitor LP series.

Example applications for this new capacitor include peak assistance and backup power supply in servers, drive recorders, and smart meters.

Production of this product will commence at Taiyo Yuden’s overseas subsidiary company, Tanin Elna Co., Ltd. The sample price is 450 yen per unit.

LP12352R7206 specifications (click on table to enlarge)

Technology Background

Servers and drive recorders require an emergency backup power supply to protect data in the event of an emergency, such as a power failure or accident. On the other hand, smart meters, which require a large amount of energy within a short period of time for wireless data transmission, are equipped with a power storage device to supplement their power supply for peak assistance. There is a great need for long-life devices with superior charge and discharge characteristics that can be used for such power supplies.

In response to this market demand, Taiyo Yuden added the LP12352R7206 to its electric double-layer capacitor LP series. It maintains the high output and reliability of the LP series, while its capacitance has been improved to 20F, which is twice as high as previous-generation devices.