By using the electrical symbol for cells, the method of connecting cells to form a battery can

be shown.

If each symbol above represents a cell that is rated at 2 volts and 2 ampere-hours, the battery

of cells has a terminal voltage of 2 volts and a current capacity of six (6) ampere-hours.

You can obtain MAXIMUM TERMINAL VOLTAGE by connecting cells in SERIES.

You can obtain MAXIMUM CURRENT CAPACITY by connecting cells in PARALLEL.

The terminal voltage and current capacity of a battery of cells connected in a combination of

series- parallel may be determined as shown below.

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