Comparing Supercapacitor Technology to Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium-based batteries have limited lifetime cycles due to parasitic reactions that occur every time the battery is discharged and recharged. If kept in a 100% charged state, this parasitic reaction increases, further decaying the battery life. Super capacitors achieve 100X the cycle life of a lithium battery because there is no such reaction in the capacitor discharge/charge process. Since the parasitic reaction does not exist, super capacitors can be kept at 100% charge indefinitely with no degradation of life.

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