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Q & A: Lemons in Series; Lemons in Parallel

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
I'm trying to make a lemon battery. I looked up questions on making them and you said to try many lemons in a series and/ or parallel. How do I do this?
- Mary (age 11)
easthampton
A:
Mary -

If you have two (or more) lemon batteries (or any other kind of batteries), you can hook them up in series or in parallel depending on how you connect the wires. To hook them up in series, just line them up one after another, in a straight line connected by wire. To hook them up in parallel, put them next to each other and connect the top and bottom wires from the first one to the top and bottom wires from the second one. It looks sort of like this:

Lemon batteries in series and parallel

I hope this helps!

-Tamara

(published on 10/22/2007)

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