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Can I make a photo-flash capacitor bank (20 caps) charge faster by wiring the charger in parallel with another charger? Answered

If so, how many chargers could I put together?

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iceng
iceng

Best Answer 9 years ago

YES you can.
I would worry about the chargers damaging each other, Unless
there is a diode in series with each charger.

"how many chargers could I put together?"
How strong are you ? :-)
The only limit on how many chargers is $$ and available power.

How long does it take to charge ?  What voltage ?
Why is this important to you ?

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Stuffses
Stuffses

9 years ago

So, I would wire the chargers in parallel right? That would still get 330 volts from the chargers but a higher amperage ( I think).


So then, where would I put the diode? And how good would the diode have to be?

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iceng
iceng

Answer 9 years ago

You need a 400V 1A diode 1N4004 or 1N4005 or 1N4006.   A

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Stuffses
Stuffses

Answer 9 years ago

Wow, I just happened to have 2 1n4004`s on my desk. They are the only diodes I have.