Two batteries Problem

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I've never seen this type of problem, and I'm having trouble getting started. Please give me some hints!
 

topsquark

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The current flow through the two batteries is in the same direction so the potential rise from the negative terminal of the first battery to the postive terminal of the second battery is 23 V + 23 V = 46 V. If the two batteries were hooked up with the positive terminal of the first battery to the positive terminal of the second battery then the currents oppose each other and we get a potential of 23 V - 23 V = 0 V for the combination.

-Dan
 
Apr 2015
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Both of the configurations Dan refers to are series connection.
That is the two batteries are in series with each other.

The real fun begins when the two batteries are connected in parallel with each other (and with the load).
You should also use these example to practise drawing out a circuit diagram.
 
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