1.5v batteries to charge 400v capacitors

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Allen180

Hello,
I'm currently designing schematics for a personal EMP Generator (for my own entertainment).

Basically, I have a power source that will charge a capacitor bank. That energy will be dumped into a 10AWG enameled copper coil wrapped around a soft iron core.

Power source: 8x 1.5v Duracell Procell "D" in parallel.
Capacitor bank: 4x 400v/8800uF wired in parallel.

I have a couple of questions:
Will the discharge speed of the capacitors be affected since they are wired in parallel?
What would be the most simple and/or efficient way of charging the capacitors? Using an inverter transformer? An oscillator with a transformer and a full wave rectifier bridge? A ZVS Flyback Driver?
An other method I haven't thought of?

Thanks!
 
for charging: the insides of a camera flash (the old disposable cameras were great for this) has an inverter which will produce between 200V and 400V from something between 1.5 and 6V
 
Thanks, I'd still like to know if the discharge speed of the capacitors be affected since they are wired in parallel?
 
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