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9v batteries can't provide much current to begin with, especially half dead ones like yours. They're simply 6 AAAA alkaline batteries in series, with an internal resistance enough that they can't possibly provide the amperage you need unless they're brand new, and then they'll only provide it for a short while. Try again with lithium batteries or a wall wart or maybe 6 AA batteries in series.
 

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yea i figured ill have to get a diff power source but shouldnt the driver still be keeping what current is there steady?
 

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If your 9V battery reads 6.8V (not sure if that's what you meant, your post isn't exactly clear), it's nearly dead. The driver can't manufacture energy that isn't there.
 

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YES thanks everyone for advice, i made a makeshift 6pack holder for AA's and threw in some good quality AA's and it BURNS even non sharpied white matches :sold: lol sorry if i sound like a newbie but this kicks ass, im gunna build a green next i believe, this should do for my school capstone project hehe

thanks again everyone who helped
 




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