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Upgrading Domestic Batteries

June 14, 2011

We chose Rolls AGM Batteries supplied from Bardens.  They made up all the connecting leads for me.  I had 4 × 6 volt batteries that when put in series and then parallel to provide me with a bank totalling 500Ah.

I got a bit confused when connecting the boat 12 volt and mains power charger leads.  Also the radio was not working.  After a consultation with my brother ex-law  (Dave Nichols) and both of us drawing sketch plans we worked out I was using a terminal I should not be using.

 

All now connected and working.  I also connected the new battery monitor so we can keep an eye on their state.

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