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(and some more modern torches) the batteries may be in parallel.
Quote from: graham.d on 02/11/2009 09:17:17(and some more modern torches) the batteries may be in parallel.Wow! That's a new one. No isolating diodes or anything? Sounds like a scheme invented by battery manufacturers to make us buy more batteries!
Some of the high power LED torches have them in parallel. The combined voltage would be the same as a single cell but the current drain would be shared between the cells so they would last longer.