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Old 09-24-2010, 04:30 PM   #1
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House batteries

My house batteries are charged by the solar panels on top, and i recently built a cover for the MH and they now get no sun to keep the batteries fully charged. I have never seen batteries like the ones in the MH that are house batteries, Each battery has four posts two at one end and two at the other end. Are they positive and negative on each end or are they positive and negative on opposite end as a regular battery. If so, can i put a trickle charger while in storage Place one clamp on each end. I know how to charge regular batteries, and as i said i have not seen batteries that have four posts---two at each end. Dont want to mess things up. You forum people have been a great help to this novice to the MH world. Thanks, Rivrduk

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Old 09-24-2010, 05:10 PM   #2
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The batteries post are probably all positive on one side and negative on the other. If you have a voltmeter just measure the voltage between the adjacent post and the opposite ones. The adjacent post should read 0 volts and the opposite posts read 12 volts. You can also determine the positive and negative posts by measuring from the battery posts to the chassis. Just hookup the trickle charger as normal and you should be fine.

The extra battery post allow 12 volt feeders to be directly connected to the battery.
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