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The "Hydra" Super Capacitor

Now, for the first time ever, we are offering the final solution to your capacitor needs for Slot Car Racing, TRUE 50* Farad Capacitors.  These are the Largest Capacitors In The World !  Capacitance Values this large are only available with the latest modern technology.  A Rivergate Exclusive !

  • Use One of these across your 12~16.5 volt supply to provide HUGE amounts of startup current.  Whatever your application, these will fit the bill.  Capable of supplying almost a thousand amps for a short time to supply that extra boost of current when you need it for startups.  Racetrack operators can use them to boost and protect their power supplies during a race start. 
  • Can replace batteries used for race start surges on slot car tracks.
  • Also used to filter DC supplies to absolutely eliminate any hum or ac ripple.
  •  Can actually power the racetrack for a few seconds in the event of a power failure or dropout. This gives you the edge to provide solid, proven lap times with a consistent power delivery previously unheard of..
  • Great for Car Sound systems from 200 watts to 2500 watts. No one beats this capability!

Overview

For the last several years we have tried to find a capacitor that is reliable and of good enough quality to offer it for sale to our valued customers.  After many disappointments from junk made in China, we discontinued selling them... UNTIL NOW.

The "Hydra" is a powerhouse of a capacitor.  Rated at a conservative 50 Farads, it has no equal.  If you tech people will do a R/C time constant test on the so called 1, 5, or even 30 farad capacitors you have, you will be in for a shock.  We have measured 30 farad rated capacitors at a paltry .8 farad.  Yes you read it right, .8 farad.  Based on a new technology we are now offering a Super Capacitor that is a true 50 Farads... and you can prove it with  the R/C time constant test to determine capacitance values.  Look up the formula and try it on your 'foreign' made stuff.

Proudly made here in America!  We make them ourselves, with American labor. 


Specifications.
All Models rated 0 to 17 Volts DC Max Voltage rating.
50 Farads of True, Real, capacitance.  Very low ESR. 20mΏ max.
Minimum Requirements: A 55 Amp power supply to charge the capacitor is the absolute minimum, smaller units will charge the capacitor, but it will overload them and require several cycles of powering up the supply to fully charge it. Optionally you can use a 5 or 10 Ohm 20 watt resistor in series to charge up the supply and then connect it directly to a smaller supply. (Note, this method will take several minutes to reach full charge)
Size ~ 10 inches long and 4.25 inches in diameter.
Has internal voltmeter to show charge voltage.
Auto reset breaker on short circuit overload.
(To prevent fire or damage in the event of a short circuit)
 Please note warnings below.

 Word on the street is the Hydra is the Cap to get, you will never need anything else. "The Best, Most Powerful, Money Can Buy..."

"We use them exclusively on our track"

"Before, I was getting complaints of power loss, but not with these new Hydra Capacitors"

  Note: In stock units will ship same day or one business day.  If we are sold out, typical waiting times are 5 to 10 days for more to be built and shipped.

  Hydra Super Capacitor

  50  Farad   Regular Pricing $ 395.00   Your Price: $ 298.00
  50 Farad: Height  ~ 9 inches,  Diameter 4.25 inches
 

 50 Farad Hydra Super Capacitor Red L.E.D. or GREEN L.E.D.

 Order Price $ 298.00
   

* We say "True" capacitance because nearly all 1 farad + manufacturers make false claims about the value of their capacitors.  We have measured capacitors rated at 32 farads at a true value of only .8 farad, yes you read it right, .8 farad.  The test used was the standard RC time constant test known for years in the engineering community. That's an overrating of 40 times!  

Warning

Hyrda Super Capacitors can supply massive current into a dead short and cause a fire in small wiring.  Do not use wiring smaller than 12 a.w.g. to charge or operate these capacitors.  Recommended minimum wire size is 10 a.w.g. (American Wire Gauge)

Do not short the capacitor terminals to discharge it, this will cause the internal reset breaker to trip and repeated discharging can cause the breaker to fail if tripped many times in this manner.

Use only in a clean, well ventilated location that will not be in direct contact with humans to prevent injury or electrical shock.

Do not over voltage the capacitor, this will void the warrantee and eventually shorten the life of the capacitor.

Do not place near a fire or heater where the capacitor will be exposed to high temperatures, a fire might result causing property damage or loss of life.

Do not place where the capacitor may fall and hit someone causing injury or death.

Purchaser or user assumes all risks in connecting and operating this capacitor and assumes all responsibility in operating said product with safe connections and location and parameters.