Our resident supercap specialist John Miller tackles some of your burning questions.
Popular press reports often paint electrochemical capacitors as wonder devices, given an unlimited cycle life that makes it impossible for them ever to wear out. What is the truth of this?
The life of every manufactured component is dictated by its design as a product and by the environment in which it is intended to be used. Any component, consequently, will either wear out, or suffer catastrophic failure, at some point – for one reason or another. It is in this context that electrochemical capacitors . . .