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[ad#block] Can you tell me is there an simple way to get 12 volts from 5 volt AA batteries.  I know its not exactly a DIY question but if you could help it would be really appreciated.

Thanks Tristan
Background: Tristan is a Student from Belfast, Ireland

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Thanks for your electrical question Tristan.

Battery Connections and Voltage Output

The Difference Between Series and Parallel Connections

Example Table of Battery Connections
Each Battery – 1.5v 2500mAh
2 in Series = 3v at 2500mAh (end to end)
2 in Parallel = 1.5v at 5000mAh (side by side)

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