# Which of the following is a characteristic of batteries connected in series?

Total voltage equals the sum of the individual battery voltages

Explanation

You can multiply the voltage or the current supplied by individual batteries by connecting them together either in series or in parallel. The characteristics of batteries connected in series include: total voltage equals the sum of the individual battery voltages, total current equals the average of the individual battery currents, the positive terminal of one battery is connected to the negative terminal of the next, one connection is made between each adjacent battery.

The characteristics of batteries connected in parallel include: total voltage equals the average of the individual battery voltages, total current equals the sum of the individual battery currents, the positive terminal of one battery is connected to the positive terminal of the next, the negative terminal of one battery is connected to the negative terminal of the next, two connections are made between each adjacent battery.