# Supercapacitor charge current

i would like to buy a supercap for my project, something small likes 5F 10V .

I have read some datasheet about supercap, but i do not completely understand if i can charge a super cap with, for example, 1 o 2 Amps of current to charge it super fast. According to the ESR.

I will use a DC-DC converter with fixed Amperes and 9V with a zener diode.

For example, this datasheet (http://www.vishay.com/docs/28409/196hvc.pdf) give me a "RECOMMENDED charging current", but that(https://content.kemet.com/datasheets/KEM_S6017_FS.pdf) does not.

• both your links point to the same datasheet – Neil_UK Sep 5 '18 at 14:41

In response to the corrected links, the second datasheet doesn't provide a charge current recommendation, but does recommend the resistor in the charge path, which amounts to the same thing. I'm not willing to read the whole datasheet for you, but the 5F cap has a 100$\Omega$ charging resistor recommendation, which would correspond to 120mA for a 12V source