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Old 05-14-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Batteries

I recently put new coach batteries in my 99 Monaco LaPalma.
I had a very trusted mechanic put them in, but I think they may be installed wrong. Can someone tell me how these should be hooked up.
Right now they are wired negative - positive, negative - positive.
I think they should be negative - positive, positive - negative. Meaning that the positive on both batteries should be connected to each other.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:32 PM   #2
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are they 6 volt or 12 volt batteries?
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:14 PM   #3
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What battery did you get. A few common ones are the Trojan T-105 or 146, and assorted brands of GC-2 class batteries. (NOTE The T-105 is also a GC-2)

These batteries can be identified by looking at the top of them, They will either have 3 caps (or 3 cap like things) or one "Triple cap" (one assembly of levers and such that plugs 3 holes)

They are six volt and are hooked up like this

-{bat}{ery}+
-{Bat}{ery}+

just as you described.

NOTE I see many questions about six volt batteries in an RV.. Look at the "Diagram" I just typed. Treat each PAIR, exactly as you would a big 12 volt battery and it answers all your questions.
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[QUOTE=I think they should be negative - positive, positive - negative. Meaning that the positive on both batteries should be connected to each other.[/QUOTE]
NO they are connected correctly. If connected like above, you'd know it was incorrect from all the sparks....
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It's all right here.

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