of Coin Cell Style Supercapacitors provide on-board memory backup a longer life
spans than batteries. With 0.15 to 8 Farads of capacity and voltages up to 5.5 WV
dc these devices supply power to prevent loss of data during a power
interruption and are available in three case configurations for horizontal,
vertical and center-lead mounting. The dc Series includes values and lead
combinations with case sizes as small as 6.8 x 4.6 mm. The operating temperature
ranges from -40 to +85C and 90-95 percent relative humidity. Other features include
fast charge/discharge cycling, IEC 62391 and RoHS compliance and low ESR.
capacitors board mount in applications such as smart meters, HVAC
controls, building automation, business phone systems, appliances, instruments
and other microprocessor-based devices. Because of their high power
density, they can help to reduce board size and case requirements.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.