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.
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.