DON'T ADD A SECOND 12VOLT BATTERY IN SERIES!
Originally Posted by AC4life
Hey there, I'm looking for advice on adding a second battery to my 2014 32TSBH. It has the single battery that it came with the trailer from the dealership but I would like to add a second battery in series with this one. We have a seasonal campsite that has no power hookup so we run a generator to charge batteries and for other use but I would like to extend the amount of time I can run lights ect. off battery power. Does anyone have any advice on what brand, type of battery to buy? Tips on hooking up batteries in series? Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and happy camping
That gives you 24 volts!
To gain amp hours, add 12 volt batteries in parallel
There's a whole bunch of other stuff to consider. As a start, having matched batteries - purchased at the same time; not adding a new 12v battery to your current old 12v one.
Does your battery supply all the power you need over night?
Does your generator fully charge your single battery each day?
Whatever you draw out of the battery/batteries has to be put back into the batteries with your generator. Adding a battery capacity may let you go two days between charging, but you'll have to fully charge both batteries by running the generator twice as long.
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