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Q & A: Driving a 12 Volt LED strip with AA batteries?

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Most recent answer: 09/29/2011
Q:
Can I run a 12v led strip intended for a car off of AA batteries?
- frank (age 46)
pgh, pa, US
A:
Sure, but...   A car battery has 12 Volts, an AA battery has a voltage of only 1.5 volts so if you wired 8 of them in series it should work.  You can buy 12 Volt dry cells but they are outrageously expensive. 

LeeH

(published on 09/29/2011)

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