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Supercapacitor Based Backup Power Supply

In this application, two series of supercapacitors are charged to 5V during normal operation to provide the needed backup energy in case the primary power fails. As long as the primary power is present, the LTC3536 remains in Burst Mode operation with very low quiescent current, minimizing drain on the backup storage capacitor. The MODE pin is used to change from Burst Mode to PWM mode operation when primary power is interrupted.

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