batteries getting hot

Thread Starter

ibm123

Joined May 13, 2009
17
hello
i build an electronic circuit and i connected it to a switch with a 4 AA battery pack

now all good but when i turn off the switch after few min the battry pack is hot as fire..

i tried to connect a capacitor but it didnt help...

any ideas ?
 

bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
20,872
Hello,

Show us the schematic how you did connect the things.
Without the schematic we can not help you.

Greetings,
Bertus
 

hobbyist

Joined Aug 10, 2008
887
What BERTUS said:

First when you turn it off, if your able, physically remove the switch entirely.

If it still heats up then your circuit is bypassing the switch somehow.
 

Thread Starter

ibm123

Joined May 13, 2009
17
yeah i think it shorting the batteries... i got 3 pins.. +,-, and the middle one goes to the circuit vdd...

how should i connect it so it wont short them ?
 
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