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Old 19-04-2016, 09:01   #31
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It seems like the OP has every thing in hand and some other posts are making a simple thing complex.
I think I am making it too complex. LOL
Here is where I got some really good info.
SmartGauge Electronics - Interconnecting multiple batteries to form one larger bank
I am trying to use method 4 with the remote bank only having two batteries instead of four.
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Old 19-04-2016, 10:47   #32
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I think I am making it too complex. LOL
Here is where I got some really good info.
SmartGauge Electronics - Interconnecting multiple batteries to form one larger bank
I am trying to use method 4 with the remote bank only having two batteries instead of four.
You seem to have it right, down to the 7" fuse. I probably wouldn't worry about that but an insurance co. may. As far as 4+2 would you worry about it if all were at one location, I think not.

Have at it. In MHO one will have the least no. of ganged connections. I would not worry as much about wire resistance as that of multiple connections with adequate wire size.
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You seem to have it right, down to the 7" fuse. I probably wouldn't worry about that but an insurance co. may. As far as 4+2 would you worry about it if all were at one location, I think not.

Have at it. In MHO one will have the least no. of ganged connections. I would not worry as much about wire resistance as that of multiple connections with adequate wire size.
Many thanks. My thoughts as well.
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Re: Split Location For House Bank.

Interesting diagrams and explanations from SmartGauge. I agree with it. Example #2 was what I was suggesting earlier. Note the comment on #3 that each connection to ALL the batteries must be the same exact length - very hard to do, and nonsensical, especially with remote batteries. #4 would work but requires more cables than #2 for little extra benefit.

You will use whichever floats your own boat of course. Have fun.

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