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condenser

 [kon-den´ser]
1. a vessel or apparatus for condensing gases or vapors.
2. a device for illuminating microscopic objects.
4. a dental tool used to pack filling material in a cavity.

ca·pac·i·tor

(kă-pas'i-ter, -tōr),
1. A device for holding a charge of electricity.
See also: capacitance.
2. A substance or protein with a capacity to buffer or an ability to retain or hold.
See also: capacitance.
Synonym(s): condenser (4)

capacitor

A device used to store electrical energy by accumulating charge on conductors situated close to each other, allowing energy storage and use in an electrical field.

Core elements, capacitator
Two or more electrical conductors separated by a insulator.

ca·pac·i·tor

(kă-pas'i-tŏr)
A device for holding a charge of electricity.
Synonym(s): condenser (4) .
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It has developed a patented, proprietary and fundamental dry electrode manufacturing technology that it has used to make ultracapacitors to create a technology that can be applied to the manufacturing of batteries.
The ultracapacitor pack is composed of several cells in both series and parallel modes.
(b) Discharging mode: in this case, the ultracapacitor delivers the energy to the load through the IGBT ([T.sub.1]), the diode [D.sub.1] and the inductor L.
Although it has been argued that only a hybrid solution [8] can sustain a WSN node during long periods when solar energy is not adequate, our cross-layer design proves that a single ultracapacitor can provide a high enough energy density for many days by adapting the duty cycle in the RF and MCU units of the wireless node to the ultracapacitor's charge/discharge cycles, keeping synchronization with the SA-MAC protocol [16].
[12] used 10 cells and 20 parameters to model a 1400 F ultracapacitor.
Automobili Lamborghini SpA, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG (Xetra: VW), is equipping Maxwell ultracapacitors to support a stop-start idle-elimination system in all Lamborghini's Aventador cars.
Designers have discovered ultracapacitors might hold the key to a better energy storage system.
These devices, called electro-chemical ultracapacitors, are a hybrid of traditional batteries, which yield low power over long periods, and conventional capacitors, which can discharge energy in high power "blasts" for a few milliseconds.
"The fuel cell still has to keep the ultracapacitors charged," Gust explained, "but what we do is we keep them roughly at 70% state of charge.
David Schramm, Maxwell's president and chief executive officer, said that the 75-volt module augments the company's existing line of standard multi-cell ultracapacitor module products ranging from 15 to 390 volts.
Based on ultracapacitor technology, the power sources, according to the article, will perform much better than lithium-ion batteries in all major functional areas including energy storage, charge time, and safety.