BCAP0350 E270

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You read that correctly, we are using 350 Farad (not microFarad) supercapitors to power the electronics. By putting three supercapitors together in series a 8.1 Volt power storage system is created, with a total capacitance of 116 Farad.

Solar panels and/or a barrel jack outputing 9 Volts at 2.5 Amps can we used to recharge all three supercapitors in 6.3 seconds. 

Supercapitors were selected over batteries early in the design to enable quick and easy charging during testing, the ability to both quickly absorb and output a crazy amount of power in a small package, and because the name sounds awesome.