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Old 06-03-2019, 06:47 PM   #1
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Question 6 Volt batteries for a Baystar

I have a 2016 Baystar. Anybody install 2 6V batteries in their Bay Star? Am I going to have any cable legnth issues? My two 12 volts aren't cutting it. 3 years old and the parracitic draw is bringing them down overnight.
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I’ve seen threads on it before. You’ll have to change the way the batteries are wired to get the 6volt batteries to equal 12 volts. Can’t remember how though.
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Hi Maddawg46,
You should be okay for cable length. You may need an additional cable to go from the positive side of one battery to the negative side the other battery.

Before you buy batteries consider purchasing a battery load tested. Any automotive parts store has them. This tool should be part of your kit bag. My tester is rated at 130 AMPS.
1. Make sure if flooded cell batteries the water level is correct.
2. Fully charge the batteries.
3. Disconnect the batteries from each other and the coach. Batteries are connected to nothing.
4. Follow the tester instructions. The test take about 15 seconds per battery.
5. The reading will tell you the state of the power in the battery(s). The power in the battery is really what you want to know.
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Thanks for info. Seems easier to go 6 volts than buying two additional 12v batteries.
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