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how to connect camera charging circuits together? Answered

I have three camera charging circuits, how can i connect the outputs in series while connecting them all to one 3v battery pack in which they would be connected in parallel?
this is for use in a coil gun.

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the mechanical engineerBest Answer (author)2011-03-15

no no no no noooooooooo.. DO NOT connect them in series. VERY VERY VERY BAD IDEA!!!! However, it would be a very good idea to connect them in parrallel. (+ to+) step one of this ible should provide a little more insight than I can give you.

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oreodjr (author)2011-03-14

Depends on what the circuits are like...

if you're lucky, you can connect the source (probably positive) in parallel, hook the "outputs" (guessing where the caps drain) in series to power your gun, then have it return to the bat via a few resistors.

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Re-design (author)2011-03-14

I doubt that you can. They are made with parts that are meant to work at the voltage they put out. If you increase that voltage you overload them and they burn out.

'Course I may be wrong, but I don't think so. If I'm right it will only be a few sparks and a little of the magic smoke.

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