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Introducing SuperCapacitors for Rapid Charging and Discharging

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KYOCERA AVX is developing and mass-producing SuperCapacitors capable of rapid charging and discharging. 
KYOCERA AVX's SuperCapacitors are suitable for automotive and other infrastructure related devices.



Capacitance Comparison

SuperCapacitors have very high capacitance values compared to other capacitors such as MLCC (ceramic capacitors), tantalum capacitors, and aluminum electrolytic capacitors.


KYOCERA AVX has developed and mass-produced this type of SuperCapacitor, a cylindrical type capable of rapid charging and discharging, which can be used as a backup for various types of batteries. It may also be possible to replace lithium-ion batteries.

Features and Applications

  • Charging/discharging time is shorter than that of batteries.
  • Less degradation due to charge/discharge.
  • Long life and low ESR in the low temperature range.
Battery Backup

Battery Backup

SuperCapacitors can be used as the main power source (when it is charged), or a secondary backup supply during the battery charging process.


Applications: Handy terminal, smart meter, drive recorder, V2H

Replacement of Lithium-ion Batteries

Replacement of Lithium-ion Batteries

It also can be used for Energy Harvesting, storing regenerative energy and as backup power supply to reduce battery use. The reduction of battery use will also extend the life of the battery.


Application: IoT devices, AGVs, handy scanners

Achieves Long Life and Low ESR in Low-Temperature Ranges

KYOCERA AVX Cylindrical type SuperCapacitors use acetonitrile (ACN) base electrolytes to ensure long life and lower the ESR value while operating in low-temperature ranges.

  • Long life.
  • Easily predict lifetime on datasheets.
  • Low ESR in the low-temperature ranges.
  • Suitable for outdoor applications such as in vehicles and infrastructure-related equipment.

Achieves Long Life and Low ESR in the Low Temperature Range

Data is based on research by Kyocera.


Automotive Related Equipment

Automotive Related Equipment

  • Electronic Control Unit (ECU): Electronically controlled brake, backup in case of shift battery connection failure.
  • Door Latches: Emergency motor backup.
  • Drive Recorder: Emergency data backup
  • V2H: Termination of the instantaneous low tense control circuit
Infrastructure Related Equipment

Infrastructure Related Equipment

  • Energy Harvest: Charging photovoltaic energy into a SuperCapacitor.
  • Smart Meter: Used to back up radio information during interruptions.
  • Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV): Regenerative energy, peak assist.

Product Lineup

SCC Series

SCC Series

  • Rated Voltage: 2.7V, 3.0V
  • Capacitance: 1F to 3000F
  • Operating Temperature Range: -40℃ to +65℃ (at rated voltage). (Can be used up to +85℃ with appropriate voltage reduction.)
  • KYOCERA AVX also offers SCC LE series with low ESR.


SCC Series: details here

SCM Series

SCM Series

  • Rated Voltage: 5.0V to 9.0V
  • Capacitance: 0.33F to 15F
  • Operating Temperature Range: -40℃ to +65℃ (at rated voltage). (Can be used up to +85℃ with appropriate voltage reduction.)
  • KYOCERA AVX also offers a reliable SCM series with excellent humidity characteristics.


SCM Series: details here