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by Adgero
Mon, 27 Jun 2016, 12:12
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Ultracapacitors for drag racing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2939

Ultracapacitors for drag racing?

Mack, I am also quite interested for my application. I am thinking I need around 875wh for the longest of my runs. So I think 5 or 6 of your packs would do the trick. But am I understanding that your 178wh pack is 56kg? If thats the case it won't work for me. My total battery weight at the moment i...
by Adgero
Wed, 08 Jun 2016, 23:27
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Ultracapacitors for drag racing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2939

Ultracapacitors for drag racing?

"Um don't confuse cycle life with overall lifetime.
Most batteries will have the same ~10 year life span as ultracaps.

As apposed to cycle life LifFePO4 3,000 vs Ultra caps 1,000,000."

You're correct, I should have said cycle life.
by Adgero
Wed, 08 Jun 2016, 23:22
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Ultracapacitors for drag racing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2939

Ultracapacitors for drag racing?

"Ship a few over and we'll test them out!"

Well, if you think you'd be able to use them, I'd be happy to discuss it. Drag racers are more exciting to watch than trucks, that's for sure.
by Adgero
Tue, 07 Jun 2016, 22:36
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Ultracapacitors for drag racing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2939

Ultracapacitors for drag racing?

Hello all, I'm on my phone at the moment, so I'll just answer that last question about price. That is indeed the price for the pre-series units, as they are made in very low volumes. By the end of the summer that will come down by about 30% as production starts to move to an automated process. By th...
by Adgero
Tue, 07 Jun 2016, 01:25
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Ultracapacitors for drag racing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2939

Ultracapacitors for drag racing?

Hi Adverse Effects, One cell would set you back about 120 euros I'd say but I'd have to check the minimum order quantities. In a different application we have 24V or 12V systems that look just like a truck battery but they use basically the same cells (the voltage per cell is a tad higher). The 24V ...
by Adgero
Mon, 06 Jun 2016, 23:59
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Ultracapacitors for drag racing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2939

Ultracapacitors for drag racing?

Hello all, A bit of background: My company ( www.adgero.eu )works on ultracapacitor-based kinetic energy recovery systems for heavy vehicles. The reason we use capacitors for most systems (sometimes in concert with batteries) is because they can be charged and discharged extremely quickly at very hi...