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Old 08-14-2013, 01:42 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by kach22i View Post
I wonder what the long term effect on his car computers will be.
How would the computers be affected differently than with a standard battery?

Originally Posted by RiceCake View Post
Capacitors have self-discharge.
So do batteries. From what I've read, lead acid batteries discharge at 5% per month. What is the self discharge of a typical ultra capacitor?

Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
Really quite cool. But I would think that the benefit in weight-loss causes a problem for FE by loading on the alternator, which will have to charge the capacitors pretty often.
Does the more frequent cycling of the alternator reduce efficiency? What is the efficiency of charging a battery compared to charging a capacitor?

Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
I had the same reservation about the "eco" possibilities.
Why would this reduce MPG?
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