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Old 08-20-2009, 05:42 PM
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caps in parallel?

anyone know if I can put these caps (like http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_15446_Absolute+CAP8000.html) in parallel or series with each other or is that a mistake?

note its not car audio related, I don't use this for sound stuff.
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:14 PM
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you do realize that the only correct answer is "I dont know"

no application means this is unanswerable ...
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:17 PM
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series regulates amperage and parallel regulates voltage. if i remember correctly from college lmao could be wrong.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by kenw232 View Post
anyone know if I can put these caps (like http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_15446_Absolute+CAP8000.html) in parallel or series with each other or is that a mistake?

note its not car audio related, I don't use this for sound stuff.
you seem to have no clue about electronics... caps in parallel is very basic.

yes you can. it will double the capacitance value.. and double the surge current when you connect it to 12 volts.... use a resistor.

It scares me to think of what you are trying to do.

oh yes.. hello KenW.. how is your pulse generator working?

you need to hire an electrical engineer consultant.. before you blow yourself up.

BTW.. a 12 volt car battery will provide a hell of a lot of current for much longer period than a capacitor... and cheeper too. And if you do not know how to calculate how long a cap or battery can provide current.. then you should get some help.

btw.. you could also simply rectify 120v mains.. and pulse them thru a transistor or other solid state switch.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:17 PM
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you seem to have no clue about electronics... caps in parallel is very basic.

yes you can. it will double the capacitance value.. and double the surge current when you connect it to 12 volts.... use a resistor.
I tried smaller 3.3F caps in parrallel and I never got a higher AMP surge. Although in series the voltage does double which helps a little.

I also tried a smaller tractor battery and could only get 5A. I must be an idiot.

I even tried rectifying my 120V mains, I actually used an old UPS. It didn't get me far either. Its my lack of control of the pulse which makes it difficult for me to manage and judge. I like these car audio caps, I think I'll finally get somewhere with them.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:55 PM
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BTW.. a 12 volt car battery will provide a hell of a lot of current for much longer period than a capacitor... and cheeper too.
heres the battery I've been using that only gives me 10Amps when shorted.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4/Auto/2/Batteries/UtilityPowersportBatteries/PRD~0102050P/Motomaster%2BUtility%2BBattery.jsp

I don't even get a spark with that thing. I need a full car battery then for some fireworks right?

Yes, I'm dangerous and stupid.
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Originally Posted by kenw232 View Post
heres the battery I've been using that only gives me 10Amps when shorted.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4/Auto/2/Batteries/UtilityPowersportBatteries/PRD~0102050P/Motomaster%2BUtility%2BBattery.jsp

I don't even get a spark with that thing. I need a full car battery then for some fireworks right?

Yes, I'm dangerous and stupid.
A fully charged car battery shorted can put out over 500 amps, and the arc created is the same as a welder and can burn your eyes. They create tremendous heat with that kind of current-big professional booster cables go up in smoke very quickly. I have welded with car batteries before. They will do all you want and more. Hook them in parallel for more reserve capacity or in series for more voltage, hence more current in a given load.
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let me know when the funiral is lmao. ill make a discovery channel episode on how not to kill yourself and show the final result.


lmao just toying
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Spark...battery...fireworks... and to top it all off I quote "Yes, I'm dangerous and stupid" does anyone else here think maybe we should not be providing advice to this person? Isn't it like aiding and abetting someone to kill themselves.
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Originally Posted by cspurdy View Post
Spark...battery...fireworks... and to top it all off I quote "Yes, I'm dangerous and stupid" does anyone else here think maybe we should not be providing advice to this person? Isn't it like aiding and abetting someone to kill themselves.
Exactly....

CCA wants no part of helping this 'tard kill himself, his relatives, his friends, his enemies, small animals or even large animals.

Sorry buddy... you need to go to another site to find out what you're looknig for.

This isnt' car audio related and you're just looking to hurt yourself.
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