SailNet Community - View Single Post - wise or unwise: replace 1 of 4 batteries in house bank?
View Single Post
  #7  
Old 11-13-2013
mitiempo's Avatar
mitiempo mitiempo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 7,121
Thanks: 0
Thanked 71 Times in 62 Posts
Rep Power: 8
mitiempo will become famous soon enough mitiempo will become famous soon enough
Re: wise or unwise: replace 1 of 4 batteries in house bank?

Quote:
Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
One "trick" the technician at the shop instructed me on was to change the order of the batteries in the bank every 6 months so that the first battery (that closest to and attached to the charging source output) becomes that last (furthest from the charging source) and each battery in the bank moves up one position. Rather a lot of work but if it preserves the batteries better, rather worth the effort I suspect.

FWIW...
With a properly wired battery bank this isn't necessary. Properly wired the negative is from one end of the bank and the positive from the other. This draws across the bank evenly as shown below.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1.jpg (15.9 KB, 9 views)
__________________
Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to mitiempo For This Useful Post:
svHyLyte (11-13-2013)