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Dolby 05-01-2012 01:58 AM

Battery charging question
If I have my two house batteries in parallel do I need to connect both to the charge source, ex. Both batteries + and -, from solar and shore charging sources, or just on one battery and both will charge because of paralleling?

mitiempo 05-01-2012 04:41 AM

Re: Battery charging question
You only need 1 positive and one negative connection. Parallel batteries act as one, no matter how many in the bank.

The best way for all connections to be made is the negative of one battery and the positive of the other. This both charges and draws evenly from each battery. If you make the connections only on one battery it will see the greatest load and the most charging.

Dolby 05-01-2012 07:52 AM

Re: Battery charging question
Perfect! That's what I was thinking but I just needed some reassurance.... Thanks brian

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