Capacitor bank

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by SCRAMPAGE, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. SCRAMPAGE

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    Mar 22, 2011
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    I have an old snap circuits pro kit, so I'm experimenting with low voltage capacitor banks. My issue is I would like to create a circuit that can charge 5 capacitors and then another button discharge them all onto a load at once. Does anyone have any idea on how to do this? This would greatly help me in my project! Thanks for help!
     
  2. R!f@@

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    Welcome to AAC.

    Fore this u need to tell us Load Power, capacitor values and the cap charger supply details
     
  3. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    What will be the purpose of the fast discharge of capacitors?
    I hope it is NOT for a coilgun.

    Bertus
     
  4. Wendy

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    Mar 24, 2008
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    A simple toggle switch will accomplish that. You can exceed their amperage rating quite a bit for really short term surges. Of course, when the contacts weld shut you know you've got too far.
     
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