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  1. 123456789a

    123456789a

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    an idea struck me for building capacitors or batteries and the idea is to connect the electrodes in series similar to a voltaic/zamboni pile but have all the negative and postive electrodes connected in paraell at the same time by having each electrode have a terminal/current collector to make it possible and therefore possibly making a series-paraell hybird. Will this work? The reason I am asking this is I am limited in resources and wanting to make sure whether or not to proceed with this
     
  2. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    I don't quite understand what you are trying to do. Capacitor or batteries? do you mean, you want to make a battery out of parallel capacitors? Can you show us a drawing or what you think might work?

    Thanks
    Adam
     
  3. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Connecting in series and parallel at the same time means that you short out cells.

    You may be able to achieve an arrangement with a switch that allows you to switch between series and parallel, but you'll need a switch with as many poles as you have cells (and possibly more -- it may be 2n - 2)
     
  4. Gryd3

    Gryd3

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    The closest you can get without some complicated switching would be strings of batteries connected in parallel with other strings.
     
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