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Batteries in parallel

  1. Nov 8, 2005 #1


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    Stupid question time. What happens if batteries of different voltages are connected in parallel? I know, in circuit theory class, you just don't do that, because it doesn't make sense, but what happens if you actually DO it in real life?
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  4. Nov 14, 2005 #3
    Never done it, but you'd probably blow something out. You'd have a lot of current going from the higher voltage battery to the lower one.
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