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Old 26-05-2014, 02:18   #1
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House bank load connections.

With a house bank connected in parallel does it matter which battery(s) is used for connecting the load? For instance, in a six battery configuration can the positive load wire be connected to the first battery and then the negative load wire connected to the last battery? My gut says no but I'd like the thoughts of others about this.
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Re: House bank load connections.

Yes it does matter. Connect the positive to the first battery and the negative to the last in the chain as per your post. This is how mine are connected.

There is a good write-up on the subject here SmartGauge Electronics - Interconnecting multiple batteries to form one larger bank

Actually, according to the link there are better ways to do it but I am not convinced they are necessary or the consequences of a poor design are as radical as described.
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Re: House bank load connections.

Extremely helpful. It may explain why I can pull a bank voltage down easily and still have lots of amps left.
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