how do i double 6v?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Guest, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    how can i double 6v?
    i wana rig one of those 6v lantern batteries
    to a radio i have, but i dont want to use two of them

    should i just rig a bunch of capacitors, or wtf?
     
  2. ÆNIMA

    ÆNIMA Guest

    It's called a voltage multiplier. You can find them at Rat Shack, or preferably a reputable electronics supplier. Essentially they work as transformers do, though in revers. If all you are going to run is a lamp, then a cap will serve just fine to smooth the line, but if you are going to run aything sensitive to noise or "dirty" power, you may want to build a regulator circuit.

    Do remember though, as the voltage goes up, the current potential falls relative to the supply source and multiplying factor.
     
  3. ÆNIMA

    ÆNIMA Guest

    Wait, I think I mis-understood your question. You are trying to run a radio off of two 6v lantern batteries?

    If this is the case, and the radio requires a 12v supply, then simply wire the two batteries in series, effectivly doubling the voltage. If the radio requires a 6v source, then wire the two batteries in parallel. Hope this helps a little more...
     

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