Capacitances: Capacitors Vs. Super capacitors!
Have you ever heard someone talk about nano this or micro that? These terms can be used for voltage, power, current, resistance, inductance, etc. When we talk about the capacitance of a capacitor, we will do the same. The below explanation will also help you to understand just how much capacity a super capacitor has in relation to a standard capacitor. Understanding Capacitance Terminology:
1pf (pico farad) = 0.000000000001 farads
1nf (nano farad) = 0.000000001 farads
1uf (micro farad) = 0.000001 farads
1mf (milli farad) = 0.001 farads
The table in the image is much more detailed. This page is an attempt to demonstrate just how much capacity a super capacitor has. A one farad super capacitor can store one million time more energy at a common voltage
, than a 1uf capacitor, one billion times more than a 1nf capacitor, and one trillion times more than a 1pf capacitor. Cool, huh?
However, super capacitors have very small voltage ratings, such as 2.5v, 2.7v and 5.5v (Some common values). This makes things difficult, as in order to make our capacitors capable of charging up to a higher voltage, we need to place them in series, which brings a bunch of other variables into play. There are sections coming up on Series/Parallel configurations, as well as charging methods, and balancing methods.
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