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Hi, Possible causes for this may include: 1. Check the connections. A loose connection creates a lot of resistance between the two conductors. Preferably, solder the joints. 2. Check for dirt, dust, grease on the connections, also see if the connector ends are tarnished (blackened). If so clean the connections with a sand paper (emery cloth). 3. I wonder how accurate your measuring instruments are. For instance the voltage from 1 potato may be 0.4V or 0.35V, in which case, 6 potatoes would produce about 2V. 4. Id also like to point out, that the voltage generated by one potato may be different to that generated by another one. The size, moisture etc. of the vegetable may influence the voltage. So try to add up the individual voltages rather than multiply one reading by the number of potatoes. I hope this helps. Keep us informed of the results Nauzad Tantra
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