BASIC ELECTRONICS - OD1633 - LESSON 1/TASK 2
parallel as shown in figure 61, view A, and schematically represented in
In a parallel connection, all positive cell electrodes are
connected to one line, and all negative electrodes are connected to the
No more than one cell is connected between the lines at any one
point; so the voltage between the lines is the same as that of one cell, or
1.5 volts. However, each cell may contribute its maximum allowable current
of 1/8 amperes to the line. There are four cells, so the total current is
1/8 x 4 = 1/2 ampere.
In this case, four cells in parallel have enough
capacity to supply a load requiring 1/2 ampere at 1.5 volts.
PICTORIAL AND SCHEMATIC VIEWS OF PARALLEL-CONNECTED CELLS.
(3) Series-Parallel-Connected Cells. Figure 62 on the following page
depicts a battery network supplying power to a load requiring both a voltage
and current greater than one cell can provide. To provide the required 4.5
volts, groups of three 1.5 volt cells are connected in series. To provide