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Old 08-08-2011, 16:18   #1
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Last Set of Batteries Using More Water

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I have 4 x 6v Golf cart batteries wired in series/parallel. The pos feed goes to the pos terminal on the first batt and the neg goes to the neg terminal on the second batt. My problem is that the 3rd and 4th batts use much more water (4 times as much) compared to the first 2 batts.
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Old 08-08-2011, 18:07   #2
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Re: Last Set of Batteries Using More Water

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I have 4 x 6v Golf cart batteries wired in series/parallel. The pos feed goes to the pos terminal on the first batt and the neg goes to the neg terminal on the second batt. My problem is that the 3rd and 4th batts use much more water (4 times as much) compared to the first 2 batts.
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Mark,

Not sure I understand your post. But, here's how to correctly wire four 6-volt golf-cart batteries in series/parallel.

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Re: Last Set of Batteries Using More Water

I have the second set of 2 batts wired in series and paralling with the first set which are also wired in series. The second set uses much more water than the first set. The charger feeds directly to the first set and parallels to the second set. I hope that I am making sense
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Re: Last Set of Batteries Using More Water

You want to take power off the nearest and the farthest battery posts.

That means, use the positive post on battery number one, and the negative post of battery number four.

You do NOT want to take power off of just one pair if you can help it.

Be very sure that you are using high quality, large cabling between the batteries. I prefer AWG 1/0 or larger, with professionally installed lugs. All connections must be very clean and very tight.

Wing nuts are a no-no. You can't get them tight enough.

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I will take the neutral off the 4th batt.
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