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Combining two power sources

  1. Apr 15, 2015 #1
    Hi guys,

    I'm working on a school project and I don't know a lot about electricity, so here is my question. Lets say that I have two small 6V DC generators, and I need an output of 12V (I can not use a 12V DC generator because space is limited, the two 6V fit perfectly) is there a way to combine my two sources, can anyone tell me how or point me into the right direction?
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2015 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF.

    If they are DC generators, just hook them up in series. You will get twice the output voltage at the same current rating as a single generator. :smile:
     
  4. Apr 15, 2015 #3
    That's right, think of them like batteries.
    If you put two 1.5v batteries in series, you got a 3v battery!
     
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