When it comes to energy storage systems, supercapacitors are popular for their efficiency. Choose from Probe’s premium supercapacitors — perfect for electric vehicles, solar energy storage, and wind turbines.

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How does a Supercapacitor work?

Capacitors are a form of energy storage that uses static electricity to store power instead of chemicals like batteries do. Supercapacitors can do this with extreme efficiency. Our supercapacitors are equipped with two metal plates that act as conductors and accumulate electrical charges, storing energy.

Benefits of Supercapacitors

When it comes to energy storage, supercapacitors are incredibly efficient. The supercapacitors at Probe are no exception. Apart from their impressive charge speed, our supercapacitors:

  • Last longer than other energy storage systems, maintaining their voltage capacity for 15-20 years
  • Weigh less than batteries
  • Have no toxic metals or harsh chemicals
  • Are more cost-effective than other energy storage solutions

Our selection of supercapacitors caters to a range of voltage and wattage needs, to keep South African businesses powered up when traditional energy systems fall short.

Supercapacitors vs Batteries

Both supercapacitors and batteries store energy, but there are some key differences. Batteries can provide about 10 times more energy over a longer period than supercapacitors, but supercapacitors can provide energy about 10 times faster than batteries can. That’s why supercapacitors are often used in applications that draw a lot of energy very quickly like electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

A supercapacitor is an energy storage system that can charge faster than traditional batteries. They are also lighter, less toxic, and more cost-effective than chemical batteries, making them a popular energy storage system. Supercapacitors are used in solar energy storage and as a backup power storage solution because they can charge and discharge so fast.

Supercapacitors are a popular energy storage solution because of their ability to charge rapidly, and their tolerance for high-drainage electrical applications. For these and other reasons, supercapacitors are commonly used in solar energy storage, energy harvesting, and transportation.