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Old 10-27-2020, 12:00 PM   #371 (permalink)
Ecky
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
The balance boards I've seen all show them paired between 2 caps on a single "end". I've got 5 caps, so I wonder if I can put balance boards on both ends as if I'm creating a series circuit? In other words, 4 balance boards for 5 capacitors.

I might buy another cap so I'm not pushing voltage so close to limits.

I'm thinking of selling my 6x 3000F cap bank, if anyone here is interested.


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EDIT: I settled on a 66F (6x 400F) cap pack paired with a 20Ah LiFePO4 in the summer, and caps + an AGM in the winter. The 500F pack above easily starts the car year round, but it's very easy to drain it sitting for even a few minutes with lights on, or if you have to crank 2-3 times. I'd definitely keep a small battery around, regardless of what you use.

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