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Old 09-22-2018, 05:24 PM   #1
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Interesting write up regarding parallel batteries.

I have seen much discussion regarding the down side to parallel battery banks. I understand that there are issues with equalization.

This article does a good job of explaining the why:

SmartGauge Electronics - Interconnecting multiple batteries to form one larger bank
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Old 09-22-2018, 05:34 PM   #2
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I'm using the 2nd method with four 12 volt batteries
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:48 PM   #3
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That article is canon.

And best SoC meter on the market, Gibbo's a clever fellow
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Old 10-04-2018, 02:07 PM   #4
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Good article. I am hoping to build a a 24 v bank with 4 large 6v so I can keep them in series. I'm looking at trojans rv/marine batteries thier largest is the L16H-AC which is 435 amp hours @ 20 hour. I still have to do my energy audit to see how much storage I will need.

Another consideration is the available charging currant which should be at minimum 1/12 of the battery capacity for good battery life from what I read on the solar panel forum PNW Steve posted.

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