Ok so for those of you who have followed my recent threads, you will know that i am trying to find practical ways of obtaining a 16 kA DC pulse to create a magnetizing field. I have tried to locate a strong spot welder, but the DC pulse is three phase and results in a non uniform magnetic field, and i'm not sure if my electricity company would be able to provide me with these currents without a LOT of hassle. Having exhausted all of my ready made alternatives, I find myself back at square 1, where i have to build a pulse forming network to generate the current. Now, i have seen some large networks made which can easily handle my requirements, but they are a bit beyond my comfort level in terms of building, are very heavy(not that it matters but just pointing it out) and look like there is not much room for error. These networks were built using 4500V 2400uF capacitors, and can be seen here: http://fastmhz.com/?p=37 now 16000A through a coil of 1.607 milliohm equates to a power of 411,443 W. Since power is energy / time, and my pulse time is 0.05 seconds, this to me suggests that i would need to drive (411,433 * 0.05 = 20, 572 J) through in this time. http://www.amazing1.com/capacitors.htm 13500 mfd, 1300 Volt, 11500 Joule Oil-Filled Energy Storage Capacitor Now, if my pulse is to last for 0.05 seconds, and my current has to be 16000 A then am i to take it that if i charge 2 of the above capacitors up and discharge them through my coil simultaneously that i would have my current?