## Cells in series

 I am trying to build a circuit of cells in series. These are supposed to be D cells here https://www.circuitlab.com/circuit/5f4gn2/series/ I was expecting a large output in Amps, am I missing something fundamental? by harrydeshpande May 04, 2015 What's the problem? You have 7*1.5V = 10.5V open circuit voltage in series with 7*0.3 Ohms = 2.1 Ohms. Apply Ohms Law: V = I/R Therefore: I = V/R 10.5V/2.1 Ohms = 5A which is what you have showing on the Ammeters. by signality May 05, 2015 Thanks. Yes, you are right. I guess I was thrown off because of 1st ammeter in the series that also shows 5 amp. Actually I am trying to find answer to a different question. You tube has this thomas edison lamp experiment where one burns a graphite led with 6 D cell batteries. This works with 6 D batteries in series but not with 1 9 V alkaline battery. I think it has something to do with 9 V battery is just 6 1.5v batteries under the hood. However, I am not sure what is the real technical reason. Obviously 9V battery is outputting less current. Appreciate your comments. by harrydeshpande May 05, 2015 Er, Both ammeters will read the same current because they're in series. That's what being in series means. As for the "thomas edison lamp experiment where one burns a graphite led ", I think you are confusing terminology. I suspect the experiment passes current through a graphite filament. In the absence of a link to the You Tube video, I'd guess that the experiment works with 6 D cells because a D cell has a lower internal resistance that the little 1.5V cells in a 9V battery (but what size: PP3?). Hence the 6 D cells in series can deliver a higher current into a very low resistance load that a small 9V battery. The 6 D cells will also be able to deliver that current for longer than the small 9V battery. Probably with less self-heating that would raise the internal resistance too. by signality May 05, 2015 Thanks a lot :) This is the experiment I was talking about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOrebc3hocA your explanation makes sense. regards harry by harrydeshpande May 05, 2015 What,s Ohms law,and how can I remember it or use it. Jack by Jackturner103 August 27, 2015 Google is your friend here. Please have a look at: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohm%27s_law :) by signality August 27, 2015