- Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay have fabricated a wearable supercapacitor that can store and deliver large amounts of electrical energy exceeding other similar devices.
- The wearable energy storage device can be stitched on to any fabric.It can deliver power ranging from microwatt to milliwatt.The idea is when the supercapacitor is integrated with a piezoelectric energy generator then it will become completely self-sustaining.
- The energy stored in the device can power GPS location-based transmitters or a 1.8 volt LED. When stitched to the fabric, the supercapacitor can be used for powering GPS location based devices or a LED lamp or even charge small electronic devices.
- The capacitor is a passive electrical element which stores electrical charge and is capable of discharging it whenever required.Due to its characteristics, a capacitor is widely used in the electronic circuits.
- A supercapacitor is also known as an ultracapacitor or a double-layer capacitor.A supercapacitor differs from the ordinary capacitor in that it has much higher capacity and energy density, while at the same time having a higher power density.
- The supercapacitor can be charged and discharged continuously.These characteristics make it a convenient power source for devices that require high power and durability of the power unit.
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