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Electrical Circuit Modelling of Double Layer Capacitors for Power Electronics and Energy Storage Applications: A Review

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School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, North-West University, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa
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Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK
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Electronics 2018, 7(11), 268; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics7110268
Received: 31 August 2018 / Revised: 18 October 2018 / Accepted: 19 October 2018 / Published: 23 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Applications of Power Electronics)
There has been increasing interests in the use of double layer capacitors (DLCs)—most commonly referred to as supercapacitors (SCs), ultra-capacitors (UCs), or hybrid capacitors (HCs)—in the field of power electronics. This increased interest in the hybridization of energy storages for automotive applications over the past few years is because of their advantage of high power density over traditional battery technologies. To facilitate accurate design and simulation of these systems, there is a need to make use of accurate and well validated models. Several models have been postulated in literature, however, these models have various limitations and strengths, ranging from the ease of use down to the complexity of characterization and parameter identification. The aim of this paper is to review and compare these models, specifically focusing on the models that predict the electrical characteristics of DLCs. The uniqueness of this review is that it focusses on the electrical circuit models of DLCs, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the different available models and the various areas for improvement. View Full-Text
Keywords: double layer capacitor (DLC) models; energy storage modelling; simulation models double layer capacitor (DLC) models; energy storage modelling; simulation models
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Jiya, I.N.; Gurusinghe, N.; Gouws, R. Electrical Circuit Modelling of Double Layer Capacitors for Power Electronics and Energy Storage Applications: A Review. Electronics 2018, 7, 268. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics7110268

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Jiya IN, Gurusinghe N, Gouws R. Electrical Circuit Modelling of Double Layer Capacitors for Power Electronics and Energy Storage Applications: A Review. Electronics. 2018; 7(11):268. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics7110268

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Jiya, Immanuel N., Nicoloy Gurusinghe, and Rupert Gouws. 2018. "Electrical Circuit Modelling of Double Layer Capacitors for Power Electronics and Energy Storage Applications: A Review" Electronics 7, no. 11: 268. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics7110268

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