Super Capacitor Banks, Instant Charging, Inversion, Charging Battery Banks, Capacitor

Is EEStor real or an ellaborate hoax?

Poll closed Dec 27, 2010.
  1. Yes, Definately Possible.

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  2. No, It is a Hoax.

    33.3%
  3. I have no clue what youre talking about, or am unsure.

    66.7%
  4. The government doesnt want us to know.

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  1. http://arstechnica.com/science/news...lead-to-instant-charging-long-charge-life.ars

    Ive been reading a little on this EEStor thing. With so many negative comments about it and secrecy behind it, I began pondering it and would like more feed back.

    Question: Is it theoretically possible to charge a battery bank from a super capacitor bank instantly? Keeping in mind that the types of capacitors and batteries are not specified, and use for the power ie: commercial, industrial, residential, or personal is not specified either.



    Please prove your answers.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. berkeman

    Staff: Mentor

    Re: Super Capacitor Banks, Instant Charging, Inversion, Charging Battery Banks, Capac

    Looks like an interesting technology if they can pull it off:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EEStor

    Guess we just have to wait and see if it's real or not. BTW, the wiki article does not claim "instant" charging. It charges at the rate of a capacitor, versus the chemical battery's longer charging time. Still much faster though.
     
  4. Re: Super Capacitor Banks, Instant Charging, Inversion, Charging Battery Banks, Capac

    Thanks for your reply bro.

    I was basing my post on the latest article I read which uses the term "Instant".

    For you "Sheldon Coopers" and other nit pickers out there, I of course know that a battery or capacitor can not be instantly charged like electricity to a light bulb by the flick of a switch.

    What interests me is the possibility of low voltage electric generators charging capacitor banks flowing to an inverter or converter or transformer charging a bank of batteries for off grid living, and renewable energy from multiple simultaneous sources.

    What im too lazy to research in the 42 electrical engineering books I have in front of me, is the benefits, if any, of using both a capacitor bank and a battery bank of any material or configuration.

    Hence, my thread post here.

    Thanks.
     
  5. Re: Super Capacitor Banks, Instant Charging, Inversion, Charging Battery Banks, Capac

    Sure, in theory it is possible to charge batteries from capacitors:

    C = Q/V

    That is Capacitance = 1 Coulomb of charge per 1 Volt

    Charging a battery is inputting current to it, or I = dQ/dt, and this occurs when Vsource > Vbatt. The problem is not in charging batteries from capacitors, but finding capacitors large enough for the charge to be meaningful to the battery.

    Discovering, Inventing or refining a process to create a dielectric capable of withstanding the energy densities claimed by EEStor seems unlikely in the near future, but not impossible. The fact that EEStor has announced a product that they have as yet to demonstrate lends NO credence to their claims, but does not guarantee their claims are fraudulent.

    There are numerous other "strikes" against EEStor's claim, but until they reveal a product for unbiased review, their claims cannot be 100% refuted......BUT, if it walks like a duck, it is prolly just a duck, IMHO.

    Fish
     
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  6. Re: Super Capacitor Banks, Instant Charging, Inversion, Charging Battery Banks, Capac

    Thank you so much for your reply Fish. If what they have is real then the greatest leap forward in electronic and computer technology is here.
     
  7. Re: Super Capacitor Banks, Instant Charging, Inversion, Charging Battery Banks, Capac

    The oil industry pays this company to keep this technology off the market for obvious reasons - this is why there are still investors; because the tech is real, but suppressed. Lockheed-Martin (partner of EEStor as seen on Wikipedia) is currently using this technology for black projects.
     
  8. phinds

    phinds 9,148
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    Re: Super Capacitor Banks, Instant Charging, Inversion, Charging Battery Banks, Capac

    You need to support these claims, else you look like a conspiracy theory fruitcake.
     
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