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Small Lightbulb question Answered

Hi there

I feel ashamed to ask this question as it is probably so simple

I have some small MES bulbs.. they have 6/8V 0.15A stamped on them
I want to run them off a battery... on a parallel circuit...
would 4x 1.5V batteries (6V total eg 4 AA batteries) in a battery holder work for them??
and would I need a resistor to stop them blowing??

(I am trying to run 3 bulbs in parallel for an instructable... best reply gets put in the credits at the end, but you don't get royalties lol!)


any help welcome

Will

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

11 years ago

.  Should work great. No resistor required. The more lights you add, the faster the batteries will discharge.

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IllegalFun
IllegalFun

Reply 11 years ago

thank you NachoMahma
I did Physics A-Level, and thought it would work, and relised the battery would drain quicker...
I just wanted to check!