How To Install Batteries In Series


Hi, I'm Matthew Sauer with Canadian Energy. Today, I'll walk you through how to connect batteries in series. 

You might be wondering why you would want to do this. Connecting batteries in series increases voltage, which is especially useful for six-volt Deep Cycle products in RVs. Typically, RVs have 12-volt systems, so you must connect two six-volt batteries in series to achieve 12 volts. Occasionally, you might see a 24-volt system, in which case you can connect four six-volt batteries or two 12-volt batteries in series. 

To connect batteries in series, connect the positive terminal of one battery to the negative terminal of the next battery. Think of train tracks - you're going across the tracks. When connecting the batteries, ensure all the positives are in one line and all the negatives are on another. This creates a chain of batteries that can be used as a single battery block. 

It's important to note that you should never attach loads to the terminals that are part of the series connections. Instead, attach your loads to the main positive and negative terminals. 

To summarize, connecting batteries in series increases voltage by connecting one battery's positive terminal to the next battery's negative terminal. Remember to attach your loads only to the main positive and negative terminals.  

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