CAP-XX - Company Overview 2014

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Company Overview
© 2014 CAP-XX (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD
Who We Are
• CAP-XX is a global leader in ultra-thin, high
power prismatic supercapacitors (EDLC)
• Founded 1997. Listed on LSE (AIM) in 2006
• CAP-XX supercapacitors provide peak
power, energy storage & backup power
• Core markets are in commercial & industrial
electronics, plus emerging automotive apps
• CAP-XX has manufactured & sold more than
20 million supercapacitors to globally
recognised brand name customers
• CAP-XX has unique technology, driven by inhouse R&D & protected by patents
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Where We Are
PTA &
Nationgate,
Malaysia
• HQ in Sydney, Australia – Sales, R&D, Applications
• Core product & manufacturing technology developed in Australia
• Product assembly & warehousing in Malaysia
•Global market coverage via Tecate Group
Sydney, Australia
Headquarters
Manufacturing
R&D
Sales Agents
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Patents & R&D Focus
21 patent families; 26 granted; 70 applications; 6 trademarks
Extensive know-how. Quick to file, Quick to cull
High Value Product
Power Density
Performance Drivers
 High Power
 High Energy
 Thin & Small
 Long Life
Technology
 Low ESR
 High Voltage
 High Capacitance
 Wide Temperature Range
Capacitors
Applications
 Power:
Pulsed Load
 Energy:
Constant Load
CAP-XX
Supercapacitors
CAP-XX protection
Batteries
Energy Density
Economic Drivers
 Reliability
 Low Material Cost
 Low Process Cost
 SMD
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CAP-XX Products
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What is a Supercapacitor?
Principles:
Capacitance is proportional to
the surface area of the carbon
(A), divided by the charge
separation distance (d)
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+ve
Nanoporous carbon:
Large surface area
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C = I * dt / dV
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ESR = dV / I
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CαA/d
So as Surface Area , and
Charge Distance ,
Capacitance 
Energy stored = ½CV2
Electrolyte:
Ions in a solvent
Separation distance:
Solid-liquid interface
Separator:
Semi-permeable membrane
Electrode:
Aluminum foil
Electrical Model:
Electric Double Layer Capacitor
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What Do They Do?
The Power Gap
Capacitors
Capacitor
replacements
• Supercapacitors fill “the power gap”
between capacitors & batteries
Battery
complements
• Supercapacitors are energy storage devices.
They store far more energy than conventional
capacitors, are far more powerful than
batteries & can be charged & discharged far
more quickly & far more often
Battery
replacements
Batteries
• In some applications, paired with an energy harvester, fast charger or
inductive charger, they can completely remove the need for a battery
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Cap v Scap v Batt
Capacitor
Supercapacitor
Battery
• Low Energy
• Moderate Energy
 High Energy
• Stored as static electricity)
• Stored as static electricity)
 Stored as a chemical reaction)
• High Power (releases very quickly)
• High Power (releases quickly)
 Low Power (releases slowly)
The water tank analogy
Capacitor:
• Small volume
• High pressure
• Big tap
Supercapacitor:
• Moderate volume
• Moderate pressure
• Moderate tap
Battery:
• Big volume
• Low pressure
• Small tap
Inaccessible
energy
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Why CAP-XX?
Aluminium Carbon Separator Carbon
Aluminium
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Nanotechnology,
Prismatic packaging, and
Clever electrochemistry
increase the energy & power density
CAP-XX parts are
Nanoporous carbon
10 nm thick
modified layer with
100 nm diameter
features
100 nm
oriented
fibres
Macropores
> 50 nm
Mesopores 2 - 50 nm
Micropores < 2 nm
 Thin, flat, small & light
 Very high power (low ESR)
 100x more power than a battery
 Best in class of competitors
 High energy (high capacitance)
 100x greater than a capacitor
 Better than most competitors
 High voltage & temperature rating
 Ultra-low leakage & charge current
 Safe, reliable & long lasting
CAP-XX is the only supercapacitor
company delivering these features
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The CAP-XX Advantage
CAP-XX
1.E+03
Other EDLC
Al. Elect.
OS-Con
1.E+02
Power Density (kW/kg)
Ta
Polypropylene
1.E+01
Batteries
1.E+00
1.E-01
1.E-02
1.E-05
1.E-04
1.E-03
1.E-02
1.E-01
1.E+00
1.E+01
1.E+02
1.E+03
Energy Density (Wh/kg)
 CAP-XX has the lowest ESR (0.5 W.cm2)
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CAP-XX Product Line
• General purpose, G series
(-40°C to +70°C, 2.3V / cell)
• High voltage/temp, H series
(-40°C to +85°C, 2.75V / cell)
• 4 Package Sizes:
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21.0 x 14.0mm (“D”)
20.0 x 18.0mm (“A”)
28.5 x 17.0mm (“W”)
39.0 x 17.0mm (“S”)
• Dual cell modules (4.5V & 5.5V)
• Single cells (2.3V & 2.75V)
• Capacitance from 160mF - 2.4F
• ESR from just 14mΩ
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Reliable & Safe
• CAP-XX products meet international safety standards for:
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Flammability
Over-heating
Compression
Puncture
• CAP-XX supercapacitors are completely safe:
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Do not burn (no fire risk)
Do not explode
No dangerous outcome if over-charged or over-heated
No dangerous outcome if polarity reversed
Self protecting: generally fail open-circuit
Suitable for use in ATEX, IECEx & Intrinsically Safe devices
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Reliable & Safe
• CAP-XX products meet international reliability standards:
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Vibration (sine) & Shock (half sine, acceleration)
Thermal shock & Temperature cycling
High temperature & Low temperature
Specified environments (eg, High humidity, Low pressure)
• Load life, Cycle life & Shelf life tests
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“Life” will usually be defined by minimum C, maximum ESR
CAP-XX runs life tests for >8,000 hours (1 year+)
“Ageing” rates are defined for multiple environmental conditions
“MTTF” is defined by cell failure (due to electrolyte loss)
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Made to Quality Standards
• Certifications
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ISO 9001-2008
UL 810A
BOMcheck partner
Sony Green Partner
• Compliances
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Full MSDS available under NDA
RoHS, REACH & WEEE compliant
Lead free, Halogen free, Conflict-Metal free
Sony Ericsson Design for Environment requirements
Restricted Substances lists for major OEMs/CEMs
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Principal Applications & Markets
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Applications & Benefits
Supercapacitor functions
Customer benefits
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1. Reduces the size, weight, capacity
Peak power (Load levelling)
Supplies peak power to the load while
drawing average power from the source
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& cost of the battery / power source
2. Improves battery life & run-time,
particularly when “old or cold”
Backup power (Ride-through)
Provides reliable, short-term backup power
when the primary source fails
3. Enables more features to be used
Energy storage (Battery-free)
4. Protects against accidental power
Accepts charge from variable/low power
sources and supports high power loads
Mains power
Secondary batteries
Primary batteries
Fuel cells
Solar cells
Vibration transducers
RF energy harvesters
Inductive pads
Low power
No power
High power
Secure power
Modems
POS/PDA
Sensors
Flashes
SSD
AMR
USB Audio
Solenoids
more often or concurrently
loss or fluctuations
5. Reduces battery replacement &
maintenance costs (unlimited
charge / discharge cycle life)
6. Enables battery-free applications
using quick charge or renewables
7. Extends operating temp range
8. Environmentally friendly & safe
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Supercapacitor Markets
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Consumer Electronics
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Mobile phones/Smartphones
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Digital video & still cameras
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Solid state drives (SSD)
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e-Book readers & tablet PCs
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MP3 players & speakers
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Clean-tech: Automotive
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Cold cranking; Warm cranking (Stop-Start);
Regenerative braking (Micro/Mild-Hybrid)
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Telematics (e-call, TPM, etc.), DIU/Tracker
systems, GPS & Distributed power
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Drive-train support in Hybrid Electric
Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Fuel Cell
Vehicles & Electric Bikes
Industrial/Commercial Electronics
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Portable POS, PDAs & PCs
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Location trackers & RFID tags
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M2M condition monitoring (AMR, etc.)
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Smart home/Smart building
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Medical & Military devices
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Security & electronic locks
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Clean-tech: Energy/Utility
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Energy harvesting storage/smoothing:
Solar, Vibration; Wind, Thermal, RF
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Smart grid & grid smoothing
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UPS & PFC
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Small EDLC Applications
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Peak power solutions
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Secure power solutions
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Wireless (PDAs, POS, M2M & IoT apps, AMR,
Condition monitors, Location trackers, RFID)
LED flash (Phones, Tablets, DSC, DVC, PDAs)
Solenoids/Actuators (Electronic locks, Industrial
process equipment & Fluid control valves)
GPS (Location trackers, Emergency beacons)
Audio (USB & wireless speakers)
Pumps & aerosols (Drug delivery systems)
SSDs (cache protection)
PDAs & POS (drop test & battery hot swap)
M2M devices (“last gasp” & “graceful shutdown”)
Energy storage
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Battery-free, Energy harvester powered (M2M
networks & IoT, AMR, ESL, RFID, Condition
monitors, e-Locks, Smart Building/Home)
Inductive & cradle/cable chargers (rapid charge
devices & continuous process equipment)
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Large EDLC Applications
• Engine starting (cold cranking):
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OEM solution to extend battery life/reduce battery power
After-market solution for flat battery starting
• Stop-Start battery support (warm cranking):
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Extend battery life & operating temperature range
Enable smaller/cheaper batteries
Speed up re-starts (no starter lag)
• Micro-Hybrid & Mild-Hybrid vehicle support:
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Recapture energy during braking & coasting
Re-use it to reduce alternator load & increase power (supercharger)
Full Hybrid & Plug-In Hybrid EV, Battery & Fuel Cell EV
Large-scale Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS)
Power Factor Correction for utilities
Grid storage & smoothing for renewable energy sources
Grid storage & smoothing for fluctuating loads
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Summary
• CAP-XX has outstanding Technology
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Lowest ESR (0.5 Ω.cm2) & highest power (75 kW/L) in the world
Proven SMD technology with all new materials & enhanced specs
High energy hybrids (twice the energy) to leap-frog the established
competition in markets for large cells/modules (e.g. automotive)
Our solutions will be about half the cost of equivalent products in
high volume production (0.25c per Farad)
• CAP-XX has outstanding IP
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Validated patent portfolio covering both existing & future products,
restricting competitive encroachment
Hybrid & SMD technologies are patented broadly, offering licensees
greater protection & market access
• CAP-XX has the Know-how and Experience
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CAP-XX is one of the most respected supercapacitor technology
companies in the world, responsible for developing many of the
applications now recognised as core markets
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For more information, contact:
Tecate Group
[email protected]
619-398-9700
or visit us at:
www.tecategroup.com
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