Maxwell Super Capacitor 48V 165F - Aluminum Case (USED)
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Capacitors can be connected in series to achieve a higher voltage. Example: 16v + 16v = 32v or 16v + 48v = 64v
All Super Capacitors are inspected and tested for their Internal resistance, as this is KEY to knowing the health of the capacitors.
Like batteries, these are storage devices and there are specified internal resistance values from the time of manufacture. We ensure all our Caps are within specified values in order to guarantee healthy working Super Caps.
INSTRUCTIONS: Do not overcharge past the rated voltage. When connecting in parallel to a battery, first make sure the capacitor is charged to within 1 volt of the battery voltage. Make sure of correct polarity.
Charging Insights: DO NOT hook up an empty super capacitor to a battery without first charging it. If you do that, there will a huge current that will jump from your battery which is at approx 12.6v to the super cap that's sitting empty at say 4V or so... This inrush of High current can hurt your batteries.
The below video explains how to do it safety.
Connecting to a 48v battery system.
YOU NEED 48V SUPER CAP + 16V TO GIVE YOU MAX 64V.
IMPORTANT, 48V supercap will need another 16V in series to make it a 64V super cap. As Caps are rated for their Max working voltage.
A 48v battery sits at 57v or so fully charged. Hence u need 48+16v = 64v.
Without adding the 16v Super cap you will damage your 48v
Once you have your 48v + 16v connected in series, you can manually pulse with jumper leads to charge the caps to working voltage after which they are ready to be safely connected to your battery.
Same thing applies for 24v system (16v +16v =32v is needed).