My new planned circuit!

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Lightfire, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Lightfire

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2010

    This simple parallel consists of the following materials:
    Two bulbs and their own holders
    Eight AA batteries

    OK, my goal is to get more amp-hours to prevent unfair bulbs' brightness. I want if I add one more bulb, the brightness of it just the same with the previously bulbs. And the previously bulbs' brightness will not be affected because of adding a new one bulbs.

    LOOK AT my schematic

    Thank you.
  2. Audioguru


    Dec 20, 2007
    If the battery cells are AA alkaline then their voltage is 1.5V or 1.6V when brand new.
    You have four in parallel on each side to increase their current or their capacity.
    You have both sides in series so their total voltage to the light bulbs is 3.0V or 3.2V.

    If you add a third light bulb then the battery cells will run down their voltage sooner because their load current will be higher. When the battery voltage is reduced because it has run down then adding the third light bulb reduces the total voltage and makes the first two light bulbs dim.
  3. Lightfire

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2010
    So, I must just make it four batteries? Two groups of parallel batteries (consisting of 2 batteries) then connected in series???
  4. BillB3857

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 28, 2009
    If you want light to last a long time, use white LEDs with the proper resistors. Much longer light output from batteries than from incandescent bulbs.