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Old 08-20-2019, 01:59 PM   #1
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Do these 6v batteries need to be in a 12v configuration ? How would I wire 4 6v batteries for the solar system, and still have the most efficient charge balance?

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Good question. I'm interested in the responses too.
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How about this? It might help.


Connecting Batteries in Series or Parallel or Both.
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Do these 6v batteries need to be in a 12v configuration ? How would I wire 4 6v batteries for the solar system, and still have the most efficient charge balance?
You wire the pairs *-______+~-______+* the far left and far right are now your main + and -. Then you connect the main +s and main -s together to create two 12v cells in parallel. The connection at the main + and - are now your main terminals. These batteries actually prefer to be wired in series so you could do them all in series and use a DC to DC step down converter to provide 12v to your inverter. *+_____-~+_____-~+_____-~+_____-* 24v but you'll get more capacity by doing two pairs of 12v in parallel.

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here's a handy pic
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Old 08-20-2019, 04:31 PM   #6
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This shorts the batteries. Nope, Had a battery in backwards and couldn't see the +. These batteries are symetrical so it wasn't obvious. All good now, system working.
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