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Old 04-22-2011, 09:59 AM   #21
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Trouble with my battery bank

There was a comment about how to parallel a group of 6 volt batteries.

Battery banks, depending on the number of indivdual batteries included in the bank, should be wired in such a way as to draw current across the bank.

For example, the positive and negative cables connected to three batteries wired together in parallel, should be attached at opposite ends of the bank, to ensure all batteries are cycled evenly.

If the cables are attached to a single battery at the electrical end of the bank, that battery often bears the brunt of the discharge and is likely to become depleted before its brethren, making for an undesirable imballance within the bank.

You need to make up a few sets of short jumpers to wire neg to neg to neg and the same for the positive side.

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Old 04-22-2011, 01:53 PM   #22
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RE: Trouble with my battery bank

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Old Stone wrote:
Can't remember which previous (pretty recent) post discusses this, but all agreed with you and several of the comments had very good illustrations of the various battery hookups.
*My thought was about the first battery in line crapping out before the others.

this was just another something I read in Wooden Boat Magazine quantifying my earlyer comments.

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