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Old 01-23-2018, 04:50 PM   #1
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Is 6 x 4 really 24 volts

I installed 4 new 6 volt battery's into the Fleetwood expedition. It is a 2003.
When I check the auxiliary battery reading at the control panel it shows 13.4 volts.
I don't know ,but should it read somewhere around 24 volts with the 4 battery's installed in series.
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Old 01-23-2018, 04:53 PM   #2
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of course not, it's a 12v system if you wired them correctly: in series and parallel, creating 4 - 6v batteries to a 12v output

your reading is correct, spot on : )


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We frequently get asked the question, "How am I supposed to connect my battery if I want to double the capacity but not the voltage?", or similar questions. It can be confusing if you've never done it, but hopefully this'll make it simpler. Be sure to read the important notes at the bottom to protect yourself from damaging any equipment!

Connecting in Series
When connecting your batteries in Series you are doubling the voltage while maintaining the same capacity rating (amp hours). This might be used in a scooter, Power Wheels kids vehicle, or other applications. Just use a jumper wire between the negative of the first battery and the positive of the second battery. Run your negative wire off of the open connector from the first battery and your positive off of the open connector on your second battery.




Connecting in Parallel
When connecting in Parallel you are doubling the capacity (amp hours) of the battery while maintaining the voltage of one of the individual batteries. This would be used in applications such as laptop batteries, some scooters, some ups backups, etc. Use a jumper wire between the positives of both batteries and another jumper wire between the negatives of both batteries. Connect your positive and negative wires to the same battery to run to your application.
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Two 6v batteries are in series to get a 12 v battery pack. The two, (2 battery packs) are parallel wired to increase the power at 12 v.
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Old 01-23-2018, 05:26 PM   #4
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Can be 6 12 24 18 even
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Looks like your hooked up correctly, this link will explain some more for you.
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:47 PM   #6
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If you really have four 6 volt batteries in series - yes, 24 volts in total. I do hope you do not have them wired this way...
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