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3 months 4 weeks ago #17345 by airlifter
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I have read on another forum the some folks are using two 6 volt batteries instead of a single 12 volt for their travel travel trailer. Is there and advantage to this setup?

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3 months 4 weeks ago #17346 by larryf
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airlifter wrote: I have read on another forum the some folks are using two 6 volt batteries instead of a single 12 volt for their travel travel trailer. Is there and advantage to this setup?

The consensus is yes, if you have room for them. You can use deep cycle 6-volt batteries (golf cart batteries) wired in parallel. The plates in them are much thicker than a 12-volt system and will tolerate numerous discharging and charging better than 12-volt.

I have six 6-volt batteries in my motorhome. Wired in parallel to provide 12-volts, then wired in series to triple the amperage.

Larry Farquhar, USAF (Ret)
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3 months 3 weeks ago #17356 by airlifter
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I think you would need to connect the batteries in series to get 12 volts.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #17357 by airlifter
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OK. I didn't read correctly. Sorry

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