Capacitor Bank

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I've been interested in building a capacitor bank (a very small one for a simple 9V battery) but I'm not really sure how I should go about doing this. I've researched into other ways and found this would be the most efficient.

I was going to try this the bank absorb as much power as it can in as little time as possible, any recommendations on how I could go about doing this?
 

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I've been interested in building a capacitor bank (a very small one for a simple 9V battery) but I'm not really sure how I should go about doing this. I've researched into other ways and found this would be the most efficient.

I was going to try this the bank absorb as much power as it can in as little time as possible, any recommendations on how I could go about doing this?
Welcome to the PF.

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I've been interested in building a capacitor bank (a very small one for a simple 9V battery) but I'm not really sure how I should go about doing this. I've researched into other ways and found this would be the most efficient.

I was going to try this the bank absorb as much power as it can in as little time as possible, any recommendations on how I could go about doing this?
Generally the advantage of a capacitor bank is that you can absorb lots of power over a long long time and then release it in a very very short time. Not sure what you are thinking of in terms of 'as little time as possible'.
 
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Hmm, well I'm looking to have it absorb and discharge within a few minutes. So I'm assuming the cap bank isn't the best idea?
 
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You will need to supply more information on how much energy is involved.
 
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I sent you my calculations, it's frustrating trying to solve a problem when you know there is so many better options out there. Thank you for your help, Nova & Berk. I really do appreciate it.

Also, do you think a Super capacitor would be more suitable for my experiment?
 
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