truck batteries

Ultra-capacitor for truck starts

Maxwell Technologies will market a device later this year called an ultra-capacitor that will replace one or two truck batteries and help start a truck, the company announced Thursday, March 31, in Louisville. The unit is dry, maintenance-free, saves weight and provides protection against no-starts, said Dennis Flynn, director marketing research and brand communications. The ultra-capacitor stores electricity on metal plates rather than through a chemical process used in batteries, making it less sensitive to cold temperatures. ...

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