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Old 12-15-2016, 05:46 PM   #1
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Old 12-15-2016, 06:11 PM   #2
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Looks like you removed a shelf to gain more headroom, good job. You may get better battery life by pulling the power off the other battery. Using the pos from one and the neg the other balances the power draw across the batteries
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Old 12-15-2016, 07:17 PM   #3
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Nice!!! That will make the battery maintenance much easier. Stringray75 is correct in moving one to the cables to the other battery. That way the current has to flow through both batteries while charging and discharging.

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Now Jasum, what I did was put 3/4" screws into the left and right sides from the outside inwards (at a convenient height) and put the shelf back in on top of the poked in screws. Now it is a removable shelf. I take it out to water and what not.
I know you might catch yourself on a pointy screw inside the compartment, but I have yet to, and I do lots of things in there.

It seemed to be the easiest way (I suppose a bolt and nut would work too), but an angle bracket, or something like that, would let the bottom flange of the shelf slide between the wall and the bracket, pinch it there and be harder to get out after.

I also siliconed the holes incase gasses came out. Probably not, but I was bored.
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That ground cable would drive me nutz
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Is the (now removable) shelf metal like the compartment walls appear to be?
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Nice!!! That will make the battery maintenance much easier. Stringray75 is correct in moving one to the cables to the other battery. That way the current has to flow through both batteries while charging and discharging.

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Never heard that before, current divides equally in parallel. Especially with those sized cables. But if it works as you say, I'm all for it.
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Never heard that before, current divides equally in parallel. Especially with those sized cables. But if it works as you say, I'm all for it.
Here is the support for the hookup with test results
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Most efficient way of hooking up more than one battery...
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This is what everyone is referring too...



Using the two batteries this way gives the same current flow for both batteries. Doing it the way you have shown the first battery in the loop has a shorter current path then the second battery does...

Every little bit helps and this change doesn't cost you anything haha...

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