# If I have two identical capacitors and I connected them in series/parallel what would happen?

Take 10,000uF and 100v, Does that double the voltage or the capacitance? I want to end up with a capacitor bank of around 400v with a capacitance of minimum 8,000uF. So what I'm getting at is what can i change around in terms of capacitors and to what effect. Thanks

^{: D}- BTW, I'm going for a coilgun here

- Also, if i'm building a capacitor bank for a coilgun, would i be going for the max capacitance or the max voltage?

active| newest | oldestif for example you use 2 1000uf caps you get 500 total. you would expect 2000.

its the inverse of the sum of the inverses...or something

yeah...

1/( (1/1000) + (1/1000) ) = 500

Thanks

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