Possible Breakthrough: Super-Capacitor

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    It's application, if commercially viable and realised, wouldn't just impact mirrorless, it would potentially impact nearly all electronic devices.

    Providing high storage and fast recharge would be fantastic for mobile phones, tablets and cameras alike. It might even potentially be better than batteries and all the acids they have (with regard to disposal)
     
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    Obviously so. Especially electric cars would be simple to implement with this. But this is a photography forum.

    Apparently you think I'm quite old ... ?!? This technology might be realized in any timeframe between maybe five years and never. Much like for example gallium arsenide computers.
     
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    Supercapacitor - Wikipedia

    No. I assumed you were much younger than me.
    I'm 65, and have seen many things touted as the 'next big thing in electronics' that never got out of the lab.
    If you're a betting person, the safe bet is to bet on 'never' before betting on any time in the near future.

    I won't get to excited until they get to the point they can actually mass produce their device.

    As a young man they said that we would have fusion power by now, but we don't seem to be very much closer to fusion power than we were 50 years ago.
    As of today, they still can't produce more energy than is required to initiate and sustain a fusion reaction.
    For perspective on fusion, the first patent related to a fusion reactor was registered in 1946 - 70 years ago.
     
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    The first commercial application of lithium-ion capacitors developed by Maxwell Technologies in conjunction with China Railway Rolling Stock Corp., one of China's largest rail manufacturers, is underway. The technology will be used for rapid energy regeneration in the trolley system in the capital city of the Hunan province in China.

    [​IMG]The capacitors will serve as the single source of power.The capacitors will serve as the single source of power for instant charging and discharging to propel the trolley. Lithium-ion capacitors can charge light rail vehicles in 30 seconds and keep them going for five to 10 minutes. This enables the trolley to restart quickly in stop-and-go traffic. The technology reportedly fulfills China's rail requirements for energy savings and environmental protection.

    Maxwell's lithium-ion capacitors combine ultracapacitors' high power density with lithium-ion batteries' high energy density for onboard energy storage systems. The company says that, compared to traditional ultracapacitors, lithium-ion capacitors triple energy density and reduce the total weight of the energy storage system by 50%.
    Lithium-ion Capacitor Powers Trolley in China | Engineering360
     
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    OK.
    But that's not related to the what was ofee in post #1..

    And if you're going to copy and past from the link you provided you should indicate it's a quote.
    Otherwise it gives the impression of being your words if someone doesn't click on the link.
     
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    Merely points out that the technology is already here.

    Ah...

    Netiquette Nazi
     
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    ... as long as your camera is the size of a trolley.
    Cost effective Miniaturization is the key as they start out with large implementations that can. Handle the weight etc with the technology. Then base on cost start miniaturizing it for smaller implementations.
     

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