Supercaps Improve Engine Start Reliability for Wide Range of Transportation Uses (Supercapacitors USA 2014)

Mr Jason Lee, Global Product Manager
Eaton Electronics Division
United States
Nov 19, 2014.


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Presentation Summary

• Supercapacitor technology is gaining momentum for improving the reliability of engine starting
• Adding a bank of supercaps wired directly in parallel to the battery can supplement the battery during high current discharges associated with engine starting significantly expanding the battery life.
• Supercaps optimize vehicle electrical systems for reliability, cost, and flexibility to meet the most pressing needs of the application, whether it's for 18-wheelers, boats, passenger vehicles, or motor generators.

Speaker Biography (Jason Lee)

Jason Lee has worked developing supercapacitor products and markets since 2008. Prior to joining Eaton, he worked at Maxwell Technologies and in the semiconductor industry. Mr. Lee has been in the forefront of the supercapacitor market. Jason has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of California and an MBA from Northwestern University

Company Profile (Eaton Electronics Division)

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