AN ELEGANT SOLUTION FOR POWER APPLICATIONS
C2C produces hybrid supercapacitors based on a proprietary electrode technology using metal oxides and carbon, offering high power and capacitance to replace lead-acid batteries in power applications.
In addition to being lead-free, C2C's supercapacitors have a higher cycle life, higher performance at a wider temperature range and decrease weight and volume in the vehicle.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
DEMONSTRATION ON A 12V 2.2L DIESEL ENGINE
In a 12V engine, the Go-Start supercapacitor module is directly connected to the 12V battery in parallel.
10 seconds is all it takes to charge the supercapacitor and start the engine.
An old battery, an old problem...
An old problem - today solved by frequent battery replacements. An old battery is represented here by a small motorcycle battery used to start the engine. This battery is 12V but has a much lower power performance, just like an old battery. The outcome is predictable: it cranks the engine with 411A, which is not enough!
...An old battery gets boosted longevity with Go-Start
Old batteries can still hold charge and are perfectly capable of providing smaller workloads. Using the Go-Start module, the 2.2L Diesel engine can be started with the same battery: no more need for battery replacement.
CASE STUDY 12L ENGINE MERCEDES ACTROS
The default battery set of Euro-type trucks is composed of 2 lead-acid batteries of 12V each connected in series to give an output of 24V. In an average use, these batteries are replaced every two years, often times sooner. Battery replacement happens when the batteries are unable to start the engine, or when they provide a lag start due to low power output. Therefore, although batteries could still cover all energy needs to power vehicle accessories, also known as hotel load such as charging smartphone, laptop, TV, etc., they are replaced due to their rapid power degradation. Go-Start 24V modules have nearly 1/3 the size and weight of the 24V battery set composed by two batteries.
C2C's Go-Start supercapacitor modules in 12V (for small trucks) and 24V replace the lead-acid battery either in stand-alone applications such as generator sets or in automotive applications. The module provides all the power requirements for engine starting, while the battery charges the supercapacitor, and provides energy for the driver when the engine shuts off. The module tested in a Mercedes Actros 12L engine was recharged by the batteries in only 18 seconds.