Battery Installation

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by genel, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. genel

    genel New Member

    Want to convert my 12v coach system from 2/6v to 4/6v. Where can I find info on how to properly install a 4 battery setup.
     
  2. Browzin

    Browzin New Member

  3. Poppa

    Poppa Member

    Battery Installation

    Hmmmmm! Why do you want to do that. It means more maintenance and long term expense.

    If you need longer or should I say more draw down change the type batterias you are using.

    Send more info on what you wnat to accomplish
     
  4. Krazeehorse

    Krazeehorse New Member

    Battery Installation

    Poppa, I believe you once posted why you should use 2 6V batteries in series for your coach batteries as opposed to 2 12V in parallel. Could you please explain that again? Thanks, Krazee
     
  5. Poppa

    Poppa Member

    Battery Installation

    I was reminded by Krazeehorse that I posted something along this line a while back.

    You can hook batteries up in series all day long, but when you start hooking batteries up in parralell you start asking for problems.

    This is due to the difference in something called potential which simply spoken is one battery will have more charge than the other.

    If the batteries are left connected and not used one will try and charge the weaker. It would seem they would reach equilibrium at some point but they don't. The weaker all of a sudden becomes the stronger and the charging cycle starts over. After a period of time both are dead as a hammer.

    There are some isolators out there if you want to spend the money cause they can get expensive.

    Any way have a nice day
     
  6. Krazeehorse

    Krazeehorse New Member

    Battery Installation

    That was it.....thanks, Krazee
     

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