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#221085
Hi,

I just bought a couple of the Artemis Global Trackers modules. However, it seems that they come without the supercapacitors.

1) This is a bit sad, as these are not mentioned in the list of "essential products". This is mentioned lower down in the text, but may be a bit easy to miss if reading a bit fast. Would it be possible to add the mention of the super capacitors in the "essential products" session?

One more thing about these capacitors: it is written that these should be 10F, 2.7V. I cannot find supercapacitors with such speccing from Sparkfun, the closest I get is these, but I guess they will not like at all the 2.7V part of it :(

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/746

2) Do you think it would be possible for sparkfun to source / sell supercapacitors that meet the needs?

Thanks!
#221474
Yes, many thanks for the explanations, and I see that the doc has been updated :)

I still wonder though if it would be useful to have the super capacitors available for buying - maybe some use cases would need them. I think the batteries I plan to use should be powerful enough to do without, but I wonder if I would like better to be on the safer side and have supercaps mounted :) .
#221475
Hi JR,

The bigger capacitors probably won't help if you're running from batteries. You only need them if you plan to reduce the charge current to 60mA - e.g. for solar-powered applications. And they will of course take ten times longer to charge.

If you search for Bussmann HV1030-2R7106-R you will find them.

Best wishes,
Paul
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