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Old 08-01-2017, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Turion View Post
Think about the following TRUE statement and you will have your answer as to why you CANNOT use caps in the 3 battery system and get the same results.

"When capacitors are connected in series, the total capacitance is less than any ONE of the series capacitors' individual capacitances. ... If two or more capacitors are connected in parallel, the overall effect is that of a single equivalent capacitor having the sum total of the plate areas of the individual capacitors."

In other words, capacitors in parallel act like batteries in parallel, but capacitors in series do NOT act like batteries in series.
Yeah - my maths does not compute in that case!

EDIT:
.... but are not the total joules the same whether in series or parallel? So why are those joules in the 16.2v bank not transferred through the motor to the 2.7v bank to fill it up?
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