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Supercapacitor safety?

  1. Feb 5, 2012 #1

    Where can i read about safety and failure modes of supercapacitors?

    What kind of currents would be safe, if not marked?
    What would happen if that current is exceeded?
    What would happen if a charged SC gets short-circuited, briefly or for a while?

    Can anyone help, by references or answers?
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 5, 2012 #2
    This is a query about a good subject. I wasn't aware of how much prices had dropped for these thingies, and it's amazing - nowadays one can buy a 10F supercapacitor that is 1.5 inches tall, for only $4 or so.

    Really impressive!
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