# Resistor

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by mrscrewdriver, Dec 6, 2009.

1. ### mrscrewdriver Thread Starter New Member

Dec 2, 2007
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Hi everyone i new at electronics ,i have a question

i have 8 pieces of 9V battery all of them used. i connect them in series then connect to my DMM it's read 25.40V then i add 2 resistors in parallel, again connect DMM to test the resistors but nothing reading on DMM, i disconnect resistors reading 25.40V what is wrong

in Theory Total Resistance=2.55ohm Total Current=9.961A is it right?

also i check cables its working fine

thanks sorry my bad english

2. ### dsp_redux Active Member

Apr 11, 2009
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In theory: You have 8x9V(series)=72VDC. You connect your serie of battery in parallel with two paralleled resitors. You should still have 72VDC between one side of the resistor and the ground. If Req = (R1xR2)/(R1+R2) = 2.55Ohm, then I = 72VDC/2.55Ohm = 28.235294A. Your circuit or the way to test your voltage might be wrong.

3. ### Wendy Moderator

Mar 24, 2008
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Any of those batteries get hot? I suspect you connected some of them backwards, you should have had much more voltage, which is a big dangerous, BTW.

4. ### Audioguru Expert

Dec 20, 2007
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Eight used little 9V batteries that average only 3.175V each are dead.
Even if they are brand new, eight little 9V batteries cannot drive a load with a resistance as low as only 2.55 ohms. Maybe they can drive 360 ohms (200mA) for a few minutes.

5. ### Wendy Moderator

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I have had 9V go up to an amp, and maintain. It was an accident, I shorted the sucker, but I was also measuring current at the time.

6. ### Audioguru Expert

Dec 20, 2007
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A woman gave a speech. Then she did a dance.
She danced because the brand new spare 9V battery for her wireless mic was burning her in her pocket when it shorted against a coin.

Energizer says that a brand new 9V alkaline battery can provide 10A for a few seconds.