A variety of toys such as model airplanes and “instant” charge cars from Mattel® need electric power to operate. The power options have tended to be physically heavy products with low energy density that are unnecessarily bulky. Manufacturers now want light-weight toys using power components that are smaller and less expensive.
The thin, small size of CAP-XX supercapacitors make them ideal for toys that must be charged instantly and run for several minutes. The supercapacitor has a high energy density (high capacitance) and a rapid charge/discharge cycle to increase run time and performance. CAP-XX products are also very light weight, most weigh less than 2 grams, enabling their use in model planes and other airborne toys.
Application Brief No. 1005
Electrolytic and Tantalum Capacitor Replacement (PDF, 75KB)
Application Brief No. 1006
Pulse Load Applications (PDF, 183KB)
Application Brief No 1013
Effect of Supercapacitor Distance from a Load (PDF, 152KB)