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electrical:12v:parallel_serial [2017/12/17 08:46]
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electrical:12v:parallel_serial [2020/10/11 19:48] (current)
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 **Parallel** connections **double the current** while the voltage remains unchanged.  **Parallel** connections **double the current** while the voltage remains unchanged. 
   * common example:  2 12v, 90Ah batteries in parallel = a 12v, 180Ah battery bank.   This is not a recommended configuration.  It is not due to any shortcoming of parallel connections;  [[electrical:12v:deep_cycle_battery#chain_store_batteries|12v "deep cycle" or marine batteries]] are rarely real deep cycle batteries and suffer from the treatment van life dishes out.    * common example:  2 12v, 90Ah batteries in parallel = a 12v, 180Ah battery bank.   This is not a recommended configuration.  It is not due to any shortcoming of parallel connections;  [[electrical:12v:deep_cycle_battery#chain_store_batteries|12v "deep cycle" or marine batteries]] are rarely real deep cycle batteries and suffer from the treatment van life dishes out. 
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 +[[https://caravanchronicles.com/guides/how-to-connect-two-batteries-in-parallel/|{{https://caravanchronicles.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/connecting-two-batteries-in-parallel.jpg?400}}]]
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 +Wide parallel configurations (like 4S) are difficult to [[https://www.impactbattery.com/blog/post/how-to-charge-marine-and-rv-batteries-in-parallel|charge/discharge evenly]] without exotic cable configurations. 
  
  
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