-Ioxus, Inc., a manufacturer of premium performance ultracapacitor technology for transportation, alternative energy, medical, industrial and consumer product markets, today announced it has developed a hybrid capacitor, a combination of an ultracapacitor and a lithium-ion battery, with an energy density 115 percent higher than standard electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs). Its production of a hybrid capacitor makes Ioxus the only U.S. company, and one of only two manufacturers worldwide, offering this technology.
Ioxus hybrid capacitors are similar to lithium-ion batteries, but they retain a far superior cycle life with more than 20,000 charge/discharge cycles possible rather than the hundreds or few thousand delivered by batteries. The hybrid components offer advantages over standard ultracapacitors, as well, which have an energy density of 12.8 Wh/L. The hybrid capacitor offers an enhanced capability of energy storage, providing power to applications more quickly and efficiently.
The first generation of these hybrid capacitors are being targeted for automotive subsystems such as power windows and door locks, memory back-up, LED lighting and off-grid lighting.
Next generation hybrid capacitors could power any application which requires repetitive motion or a regular start and stop. That could mean a garbage truck, a fork lift or other material handling devices, which stop every few hundred feet.
The company offers the highest power and energy density ultracapacitors and hybrid capacitors ranging in size from 100 Farads to 5,000 Farads. Ioxus ultracapacitors have two to three times higher power compared to other ultracapacitors, with smaller, lighter weight modules and systems.