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Old 08-02-2011, 03:56 AM   #1
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Parallel circuit?


Feeling stupid and was hoping someone might know the answer.

The 6 lights pictured below are each normally meant to be directly hooked into a 9 volt battery and have a resister built into each one of them. An odd project requires me to wire the power to them instead.

Question #1:
Can I safely connect them in parallel so a single switch can turn them on at once?

Question #2:
If so, do 6 batteries need to be used or can a single battery power them for a shorter amount of time?

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Old 08-02-2011, 04:57 AM   #2
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They look like led so current draw is minimal. A single battery should work. If life is dramatically reduced then you could also wire several batteries in parallel too.

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Sounds like a plan. Thanks for the reply.
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