Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Capacitors for Energy Saving Brakes

To save power drawn from the kinetic energy when the car is braking, Mazda does not use batteries, but capacitors. In fact, the capacitor can only store electricity in a short time or temporary. Meanwhile, longer battery life.

However, capacitors have kelebihanm capable of storing electricity (filled) in quick time with a large capacity. In addition, durability or shelf life longer than batteries. Well, the excess that's what Mazda used at once claimed as the first car manufacturer in the world that uses capacitors to recycle ualang energy when the car brakes.

This new technology called the Mazda with the 'i-ELOOP' (and rectify faults were written yesterday 'i-LOOP') which was adapted from the "Intelligent Energy Loop" or recycle energy.

Without Motor and Battery
According to Mazda this system works more efficient in converting kinetic energy into electricity when the car brakes. Diperolehm electricity used to operate the air conditioning (climate control), audio and a host of other electrical components in cars.

Today, most car manufacturers recycle the energy or perform regenerative braking when the car by using the motor / alternator (motor that also functions as an alternator) and batteries. Both components have their respective duties.

The goal, to save energy by recycling of this brake, to save fuel consumption Baan sekaigus reduce carbon dioxide pollution (CO2). In particular, when the car used in a growing city in the pestle and the frequency of the traffic 'stop and go' grow taller.

In conventional systems, use an electric motor or alternator to generate electricity. In hybrid cars, electric motor and battery size are larger in size.

With capacitors, according to Mazda, the electric motor and batteries are not needed anymore. Only used 12 volt alternator voltage, electric double layer capacitor with low barriers and converters DC / DC. 'I-ELOOP' began working to recover kinetic energy when the driver took his foot off the accelerator or the car began to slow.

Next use the alternator to the voltage change has resulted in the highest 25-volt electric (the method is considered more efficient) and after it was sent to a type of Electric Double Layer Capacitors (Electric Double Layer Capacitor: EDLC) to be stored.

These capacitors developed specifically (use in car) and can be fully charged in seconds. Furthermore, electricity from the capacitor voltage is lowered from 25 volts to 12 volts by the converter DC / DC. After that distiribusikan directly to the car electrical components or to charge a car battery if necessary.

'I-ELOOP' work when the car brakes, reducing the need for the engine to burn fuel and, in addition to generating electricity. In the state of "stop and go", the fuel consumption can be diirit to 10 percent. According to Mazda, the use of 'i-coupled with the technology' i-stop idling ', a system that prolong the period of the machine dies. Planned, this technology began to be used for cars produced by Mazda in 2012.
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