Start-stop systems, auxiliary batteries, and ultra-capacitors oh my!

Moditech is one company that pays it forward for the good of the fire service.  The company releases a quarter newsletters that highlight certain changes or trends in the automotive industry.  This quarter’s newsletter was just released and has a few interesting technologies that we all need to look out for.

Start-stop systems, auxiliary batteries, and ultra-capacitors oh my!  The folks at Moditech (makers of Crash Recovery System) take use through some very useful information.

Moditech Crash Recovery CRS System Tech Update Extrication

Moditech Crash Recovery CRS System Tech Update Extrication

Ultra-capacitors, shown in the red box above located behind the fender are able to store a hundred times more energy than a conventional capacitor and at least ten times more than a 12 volt battery with a high service life of a million charge cycles.  Read the complete newsletter to learn why what is inside the ultra-capacitors that rescuers should keep in mind.

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