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Adafruit Super Capacitor - 2.5V 700 Farad [ADA1885]
When I was studying power supply electronics in school, the instructor always talked about adding BFC's to the circuit - Big Freakin' Capacitors. This here is UHFC - Unbelievably Huge Freaking Capacitor. If you have a super-cap project that needs up to 700 Farads of capacitance, check it out. Like most super-caps it has a 2.5V-max rated voltage, and remember that unlike a voltage-output battery the voltage drops immediately as it discharges.
You can use this as a stand-in for a battery, its huge but can charge fast and doesn't degrade like NiMH or Li-Ion/LiPoly batteries. We like to refer to this MAXIM super-cap calculator to figure out how long we can run a project.
Super capacitors are powerful beasts: the ultra low ESR means that shorting the outputs will create a big spark! Care must be used when working with charged super-caps, these are only for experts who are comfortable with high-current-capable power supplies.
Please note: As of Tuesday, June 20th 2017, we are now selling the 700 Farad version of this product instead of the 630 Farad.
- 2.5V rated maximum voltage. 700 Farads.
- This datasheet covers the DL series
- 105mm long x 35mm diameter / 4.1" long x 1.4" diameter
- Weight: 135.2g