Charging camera flash capacitors from mains supply Answered
I have a quick question about charging some capacitors. I'm trying to make a very simple ignition system using capacitors from disposable camera flash circuits. I'm planning on using maybe 5 or so. They are rated at 330V and 120uF. If I were to hook them up in parallel, so that i have a total of ~600uF, could I use a full-wave bridge recifier diode to turn the AC into DC and simply charge it like that without anything else in the circuit. I don't know how to explain this very well so I attatched a schematic so you can see what I'm talking about. Any help is much appreciated..
P.S. Ignore the fact that the full-wave rectifier looks messed up, Circuitlab.com doesn't have a f-w r symbol.