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Ground wire connects in a series? Answered

Interesting so the ground wire that connects 6v and 3v battery packs, is what connects them in a series in order to make the 9V? I assumed electricity only flow "out" from the ground wire, I guess that's not the case.

Definitely a more tricky setup

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ildarius (author)2017-02-15

aaah so the ground wire from the 6v pack connecting to the + connection on the 3v pack is the equivalent of basically connecting 2 batteries in a series? Whereas the 2nd battery in the series connects to the first one (the one behind it), through ground as well, right?

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randofoBest Answer (author)ildarius2017-02-16

Yes. It is connecting them in series.

If you think about what is happening inside of the battery pack, the + of one battery is getting connected to the - of the next. Each battery within the pack is basically a series connection and they get added together (1.5 + 1.5 + 1.5 + 1.5 = 6V and then 1.5 + 1.5 = 3V). What we are doing is just connecting two battery packs in series to form 9V (6V + 3V = 9V).

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ildarius (author)randofo2017-02-16

Great explanation, thank you

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