Battery Shock!!

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Re: Battery Shock!!

Post by Dean Huster » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:51 pm

It used to be that your could connect 9v batteries up Lego-style (+-+-+-+-+-+-+-) to create HV packs. With the newer alkaline versions, this isn't always possible for more than 2 or 3 batteries as the external dimensions of alkalines are a bit greater than the old carbon-zinc types and the pack quickly bends into a curve.
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Re: Battery Shock!!

Post by jwax » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:45 am

Not so with the Lowe's el cheapo's Dean. I stacked 20 of them to get about 189 volts.
Ouch! :)

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