I want to charge a 50V 470uF capacitor up to 35V with the smallest battery possible. Can a coin cell do this 3000 times? Possibly a 2450 or 2477 coin cell? Also, can the capacitor be fully charged from 0V to 35V in 6 seconds.
Edit after some discussion:
How to boost from 2V-3V to 35V (acceptable range 30V-35V) with 24ma load (6 seconds recharge or better), with AAA or AAAA?
By now i'm using this scheme, PIC impose Q1 period .135 and Duty .12, up to 32V, i read with the meter 25ma charging and 12ma when fixed on the top. There is somewhere a heavy load on the battery, that goes down in few cycles and don't restore. L2 is the solenoid, S2 is the switch that discharge the capacitor into the solenoid. Led blink when fully charged.
This is the pic program i'm using: Pic Program
I uploaded the asm code i'm using: VRCON set V limit (0xa4 is near 30V-35V). When connected to 3V coin cell battery, i must increase VRCON value to 0xa6 to arrive to 30V, .35period, .12 DUty; on the meter i read a current flow of 25ma charging and 10ma while on top; i think it's not good for coin cell battery. 12F683 has function down to 2V so i need at least 3V to start with, an di'm not sure if 3V it's enough to fully activate Q1 (i'm asking why i have to double the voltage reference from pin6 to gain the same V)
With 9V battery i used this board:
With .14 Period, .3 Duty i obtain a 34V recharge about 14seconds or less, 14mA while charging, 9mA while on Top, less than 5mA when not recharging. Applied the load, 9V battery has 9,20V, after 80 cycles spaced into 2 hours the battery is 8,60V. imho it's too much. I cannot read the initial current draw with the meter, it's too fast.
Thanks to the courtesy of another user, Bobledoux:
FET drive frequency = 1,000,000/Period. So you are using 7.4Khz. That is a very low frequency for a converter. Q1 gate should be a perfect square wave, coming from the PIC PWM. Q1 drain depends on whether you are fully turning on Q1. To see that you need to be looking at the wave on an oscilloscope.