2 x 6v batteries in series

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 15:54
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So if one such 6v battery has an amp hour rating of 65amps at the C20 rate, if i connect two at the same condition in series does this give a genuine reserve capacity at the C20 rate of 130amps at 12v ?
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Reply By: Leroy - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 15:59

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 15:59
Hmmm I would say 65Ah at 12v as each batt is supplying 6v the current draw is the same. If they were in paralell then it would be 6v at 130ah.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 16:34

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 16:34
That's correct. Series adds the voltage, not the current and parallel add the current not the voltage. You cannot add both voltage and current.Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 16:13

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 16:13
I'm with Leroy
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Reply By: paul - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 16:51

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 16:51
wishful thinking then.
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Reply By: joc45 - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 21:19

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 21:19
Still 65A. You get to have 12v, not 6v tho.
Gerry
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Reply By: Member - Bear - Friday, Jan 16, 2004 at 21:38

Friday, Jan 16, 2004 at 21:38
Paul
I have been advised that the best way to go with the camper trailer is two 6V @ 230+ AMP HOURS.

The 6V batts are from fork Lift's that are use to being drained all the time.

Hope this helps.

BearBEAR
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