I want to know the numbers needed to build a capacitor bank to sustain a load of 36 V, 1500 W up to 5 - 10 minutes at time before needing recharge. I have four 10,000 μF, 40 V caps connected in parallel to a 12 - 36 V booster with a 36 V, 1500 W load connect to the other end of the cap bank.
Ok, thank you all for your input, let me add some more details. The Project is being powered by a 12 V car battery, the battery is powering a 12V DC motor turning a Self Exciting 12 V, 96 A alternator, the alternator is powering a 12 V to 36 V booster at 30 A and in turn charging the CAP bank and powering the 36 V, 1500 W load, while also keeping the battery charged, at IDLE the load is drawing 100 W.
OK, with the comments so far , i need to give more details again.
The battery is only powering the 12 V motor, cooling fnas and power monitors.
The alternator is supplying power to a separate set of power rails for the 12 V to 36 V booster from the booster to the cap bank and then to the 36 V 1500 W load, my thought was to have the cap bank as a buffer between the alternator and actual load device. A seperate 12 V mini charger will also take power from the alt and send it back to the battery to help keep it charged.
The motor driving the alt is 400 mA, 12 v, 3500 rpm with no load, the cooling fans are 120 mm computer fans so the draw from them is also minor, like a car the battery is basically only for starting the system while the alt is providing all the main power and returning some to the battery, NOT perpetual motion.
Does all this sound feasible and is there anything else I might need, like high-wattage balancing resistors and such?
What else do I need to know?