Exploding 9-volt Batteries?

I have always wondered if 2 9-volt batteries connected pos. to neg. and neg. to pos. will it explode? Look at the picture if you need help understanding what I mean.

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! !! !!!! Awesome-I thought this was impossible! I'm going to hook up several 9v like that!
use like 20
180 volts ? That isn't really safe until you know what you are doing...
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
or you had 3 generations of electricians in your family and have a high tolerance for shock.
Not me, for sure......I really HATE being shocked.....oddly enough, I took up electronics as a hobby :-)
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
We must face our fears :-)

As one motivational speaker would say: fill the bath tub, pull the plug, fight the current LOL
Fun with a few 9V batteries. (244 of them) :

Orngrimm4 years ago
In the swiss army we used crappy zinc carbon ones as hand-warmers in the winter. :)
Never exploded nor leaked...

But high-current ones like alkanine or rechargeables (Hell: Litium! If i think about that, it gives me shivers) are a bad idea because the pressure-build-up may actually blow it...
110100101108 years ago
and btw dont do it with non alkaline or zinc carbon batteries. other types can explode. rechargeables are very likely to explode
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