Sorry, but I did not understand any of that.the capacitors are 35v 100uf. smallishmediumsizish. Because theres 3 in series, and 4 in parallel, i think im only hitting a 12th of what i would be getting if i were just charging one. why is that?
And 2 in parallel seems to make them not charge, as well as series, Im having to double the power going into them, and im not sure whats going on.
Also, would reducing the size of the capacitors reduce this "load" thats happening on the power source?
No, you don't have to. It's fine to use a 35V rated cap with a 10V supply. In fact, it's not good practice to charge up a cap very close to its rated voltage. Always allow a decent working margin if you want your cap to have a long and happy life.yes, i have to use smaller capacitors.
No.What if having 3 capacitors in series is a 1/3 of the capacity, UNLESS you put 3x the volts in then it fills them 100%??
There is no magic.Thanks for the help. I still dont get how a capacitor can magically change its capacitance due to its wiring in the circuit, wouldnt it be the same in a way no matter the configuration?
And because the dielectric is double thickness it can withstand twice the voltage.So, two equal capacitors in series is the same as one capacitor with twice the dielectric thickness as the single capacitor had. So the capacitance is half due to the double thickness of the dielectric.