Wiring Batteries in Parallel
There's a layman's way of wiring batteries in parallel, and then there's an expert's method. The expert's method works better ...that's why it's called an expert method.
On the back cover of the May 15th, 1998 issue of Practical Sailor1 they show how to wire batteries in parallel. Did they explain how to do it like a layman or an expert? For more information, consult the 1995 edition of our book, Wiring 12 Volts for Ample Power. On page 26, we show how to wire batteries in parallel properly, and explain why.
Here's the diagram of the correct way to wire parallel batteries.
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