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On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 4:33 PM, Tomás Ó hÉilidhe <lavabit.com> wrote: toe
> I'm looking on the internet for a battery holder that will hold two AA's
> in series (i.e. to give 3 volts).
> I've seen a few holders on sites such as Farnell, but they don't mention
> whether the batteries are held in series or in parallel.
> Is it just safe to assume that they're in series... ?
I wouldn't assume anything. Everytime I do I end up with a chip or
connector with a totally crazy package or land pattern.
That said, series would be much more common for that configuration. I
would guess that if it were parallel whomever was selling it would
take extra pains to mention that.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something
completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete
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