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Old 03-30-2014, 10:33 AM   #11
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Updated again, but I think I'm in home stretch

* Noted separate and vented battery box ( as all switching is located in same power room)

* Moved + & - battery connections to opposite ends ( Thanks Mustang65. You need to read his docuemnt on unbalanced load!)

* Oriented diode correctly
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:12 AM   #12
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Your power in is now done right.. BUT I would suggest that you move the power out to the opposite ends of the battery bank.. This would force the power to go through the batteries even better..
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I thought that I was achieving that by placing positive and negative demand on opposite ends, in keeping with article from Mustang65. I'll re-read what he posted.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:43 PM   #14
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fine tuning is placing the draw at opposite ends from the input.. this causes 100% of the batteries to be used.. Kind of like racers waxing the race car to get that extra .0001 out of it..
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:19 PM   #15
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fine tuning is placing the draw at opposite ends from the input.. this causes 100% of the batteries to be used.. .
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The first battery on the load side of the battery bank will absorb most of the drain. The attached battery load study breaks down the amps by each battery in the bank.

You can read the entire study posted in my albums. It is amazing at the difference on each battery.

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So I think I am now at " method 2 ", and while not optimal, much better than all load at one end as I originally depicted.
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