has 6 105AH 12V batteries
, 5 for the house and 1 for starting. The old batteries
were gel cell and I replaced the house bank with 5 new Lifeline AGM's. The start battery
tested OK, but I have a newer lead acid battery
that I installed for the starter. There is a small DC to DC charger
between the the house bank and starter battery. The new house bank battery posts are in different positions compared to the old bank, so I attached the main positive and main neg on different batteries than before, so not at opposite ends of the bank. I recently noticed a more rapid loss of amp hours than expected and rather long charge times. My question is do the main leads have to be connected to opposite ends of the parallel bank or can they be connected to other terminals on the pos or neg side? Also, does the start battery need to be the same as the house bank when using a DC to DC charger
? The old batteries were all the same for house and start.
Thanks in advance for any help!