Will running 12v Sealed Lead Acid batteries in parrallel?

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 17:01
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Hi All,

I am contemplating running three 38ah 12v SLA batteries in parallel in my camper trailer for lights etc... I was thinking of making this a semi permanent set up with plugs at strategic locations to save having to change / move batteries as they discharged. I was also thinking that if I did this, I could probably run a charging set up from the 4wd to charge them while we travelled. I was wondering though, if they would charge properly in this configuration, provided that I used sufficiently heavy cable from the 4wd (fused of course).

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Regards, db...
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Reply By: Member - shane (SA) - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 17:56

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 17:56
thats how i have mine set up, i have 3gauge cable from the front to the back and have had no trouble.
cheers shane.
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Reply By: fisho64 - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 01:23

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 01:23
you wont need to "change/move batteries" in this configuration as they discharge. Only thing really to watch is that A/ they are similar batteries B/ if there is long cables between them, volt drop will cause the closest to do most work.
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