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How to connect a 6 volt component to an xbee?

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Electronics newbie here. I'd like to connect a model train smoker (6 volt) to my xbee. Why can't I just wire in series a second 3 volt battery to bump the output from the xbee to 6 volts? Will I fry my xbee? A guy at Radio Shack wrote a circuit for me that has a transistor and a resistor that I wrote up here: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/317977/xbee-running-stuff-that-requires-more-than-3-volts and I wondered if I needed those components?
asked Jul 18, 2017 in RF Solutions and XBee by gadzooks New to the Community (0 points)

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Yes it will. You need to use a level shifter to do that instead.
answered Jul 18, 2017 by mvut Veteran of the Digi Community (15,515 points)