newbie - pls need help

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by yoffee, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. yoffee

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    i have a question:

    if i have 4 condensers, each one 250V and 100uF, linked up in parralel, when they discharge, i'll have a total of 1000V? or they have to be linked up in series?!?
    thanks
     
  2. beenthere

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    They would have to be connected in series.
     
  3. yoffee

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    thanks a lot, but in this case what the capacitance would be?
     
  4. recca02

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  5. cumesoftware

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    The capacitance sums in a parallel association and "divides" in a series association. So:
    Cseries = 1 / (1 / C1 + 1 / C2 + ... + 1 / Cn)
    Cparallel = C1 + C2 + ... + Cn
     
  6. thingmaker3

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    You might want to run a Google search on "marx generator"

    Please exercise all appropriate safety precautions.
     
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