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Not exactly new, but an interesting idea none the less

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Not exactly new, but an interesting idea none the less

Comments for: Not exactly new, but an interesting idea none the less
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: January 22, 2017 09:50AM

I came across this some time back, then stumbled upon it again this morning [www.youtube.com]

Def some food for thought thumbs
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Robert Report This Comment
Date: January 22, 2017 01:38PM

That number of capacitors would give you a few seconds of full power.
If you had to crank your car over for too long or jump-start someone, it would let you down.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: January 22, 2017 02:06PM

Yeah, a set up like this has a few other limitations too, most of which simply require changes to how we use our cars.

However, using capacitors vs a battery also saves a smidgen of gas for every mile driven and would outlast 4-5 normal batteries before needing any maintenance.

At the moment building a system like the one shown would cost you about the same as buying 2 car batteries, but can also be moved from car to car for years down the road since this system is rated for millions of charging/discharging cycles. If you coupled a system like this with a starterless system that's already been proven functional, you would save even more fuel as the starter itself gets taken outta the picture as well, meaning more weight being eliminated and hence more fuel saved as a byproduct.

Something I also found while lookin at this stuff is that a capacitor system like this is actually superior to a normal battery in extreme cold weather as the cold itself is zapping the available current in a battery, but has no effect at all on a set of caps, meaning it cranks the same, summer or winter thumbs
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 22/01/2017 02:16PM by Mrkim.