Circuit/Battery help

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by thekidbankz, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. thekidbankz

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    Using only a 9v and 1.5v battery, a breadboard and wires, hook up the 9 V battery and 1.5 V battery such that you are able to get -9 V and +1.5 V at the same time.

    How would i wire my circuit in order to attain this? can anyone help
     
  2. Adjuster

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    Each battery could be linked via a pair of wires to separate strips of sockets on the breadboard, chosen to be isolated from one another to avoid any short-circuits.
    If your breadboard has dedicated long socket strips intended for power rails, they should be used for this purpose

    You might join a maximum of one of the wires from each battery to a common connection, but it is not clear whether your question requires this.
     
  3. #12

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    Patience, grasshopper. This isn't a bank of phone operators waiting to take your call. It's a bunch of volunteers dropping by to help between parts of their real life.

    Anyway, put the batteries in series. Minus of the 1.5 to plus of the 9V.
     
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  4. thekidbankz

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    so if i do that using wiring, do i have to worry about a ground
     
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    Ground is what you decide it is. If you call the junction of the two batteries ground, you will have the -9 and +1.5 that you mentioned in your first post. If you call - of the 9V battery ground, you will have +9v and +10.5V.
     
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  6. thekidbankz

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    thank you, i appreciate all the help
     
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