Paper Battery Company, developer of supercapacitor-based energy storage and battery enhancement technology, has completed UL certification for its PowerResponder product line. PowerResponder is a line of hybrid supercapacitors with technology enhancements that aim to replace traditional lithium ion batteries in select applications. PowerResponder has also been certified as RoHS compliant, giving it added environmental and safety benefits. The product line will be available in a range of sizes from 90F to 9000F with initial products available to OEM customers by the end of the year.
The PowerResponder hybrid supercapacitor product line from Paper Battery Company leverages advances in technology and form factor to provide a new power source for today’s devices, components and accessories. Compared to a typical lithium ion battery, PowerResponder provides 10X higher peak pulse power capacity, 100X greater cycle life, higher reliability in high temperature applications, lower energy density, holds charge with a similar low leakage current and is much safer with no risk of flammability or explosion with runaway heating.
With these advantages, PowerResponder is not subject to the same air cargo concerns and shipping restrictions as lithium ion batteries and can replace lithium ion batteries where safety is a huge concern or where fast charge is valuable for high availability and reliability. The operating voltage range matches that of lithium ion batteries, making it an easy fit to existing electronics with minimal modifications. Compared with existing traditional symmetric supercapacitors (EDLCs), the PowerResponder has a 5 to 7X higher energy density and much higher cell voltage, replacing EDLCs with a cheaper and more compact solution in high energy, high-reliability applications.
The initial target markets for PowerResponder are high-reliability backup power applications, and in consumer and industrial products, replacing existing supercapacitors with cost and volume efficiency and replacing lithium batteries with added safety benefits.