When I add additional voltage it is reduced

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Joined Oct 21, 2012
When I run a 12 v computer fan with a 9 v battery it runs fine, but when I added two 1.5 v batteries to the breadboard it slows down, the voltage is almost cut in half. What could be the cause of this?


Joined Dec 20, 2007
If you connect a 3V battery to a 9V battery in parallel then the voltage becomes 3V and the 9V battery is shorted and will have a very short life.

You need to learn something about series and parallel.