How to Make a 24V With Two 12V Batteries

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Batteries are an old invention, having been around for centuries, but they are ingenious and effective power sources. They are in widespread use today in a wide variety of applications. Part of the reason for batteries' longevity as a power source is that they have the advantage of being wired together in ways that utilise their combined characteristics. For example, two 12-volt batteries can be wired together in series to make a 24 volt-power source.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Battery jumper wire
  • Wrench set
  • 12-volt batteries, 2

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Use a wrench to attach a jumper wire between the negative terminal of one of the 12-volt batteries and the positive terminal of the second battery.

  2. 2

    Connect the positive lead from the device that will be powered to the positive terminal of the first battery.

  3. 3

    Connect the negative lead from the device that will be powered to the negative terminal of the second battery. Test the device.

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