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KORCHIP was established in 1990 and specialises in energy storage solutions with electric double layer capacitors (EDLC). They are sold under the brand STARCAP, and manufactured in South Korea.

KORCHIP’s products include SMD styles in various configurations, through-hole horizontal and vertical button style as well as conventional radial capacitor styles. The applications include mobile phones, portable devices such as MP3 players, motor drives and starters, gas and water meters. Larger size units are used in wind energy applications, solar systems, solenoid starters and in UPS applications.

KORCHIP meets quality standard ISO9001 and ISO14001. KORCHIP products are ROHS compliant and products are regularly reviewed for ROHS compliance.

Advantages of EDLC

·         High Capacity – High Power

o    Higher capacitance than Electrolytic capacitors, Higher power than secondary batteries

·         Safety

o    Non-Chemical based charging-discharge mechanism provides safety from hazard factors compared to secondary batteries

·         Environmentally Friendly / Easy-Acquirable Materials.

o    Using carbon as the main material, it is free from pollutions & easy to acquire unlike Lithium(Li) – based secondary batteries.

·         Rapid Charge / Discharge

o    Ability to reduce charge & discharge time

·         Semi-Permanent Life

o    Million times of charge-discharge cycle. Semi-permanent life cycle