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batteries 1 year 1 week ago #17345

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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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batteries 1 year 1 week ago #17346

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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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batteries 1 year 5 days ago #17356

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I think you would need to connect the batteries in series to get 12 volts.

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OK. I didn't read correctly. Sorry

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