Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Digest Number 776

Eric Lindholm

Bill you connect the positive terminal of one battery to the negative terminal of another battery, and those two batteries equal one 12 volt battery. You will have one positive terminal( which I will call A terminal), and one negative terminal(which I will call B terminal) which are not connected to anything, and these are your new 12 volt positive and negative terminals. Make up four sets like this. Connect the 4 positive A terminals to each other, and the 4 negative B terminals to each other just like you do your 12 volt batteries, and then run this to your battery switch. Use the largest battery cable you can find for all connections, this is very important. These batteries have a lot of power, and undersized cable will not let you utilize all that is available. Eric wrote: cunfused i am

you will need FOUR 6V batteries wired in series to produce 24V

if you have EIGHT 6V batteries then you have two sets of 4 series wired
batteries wired in parallel to double the AH capacity

the only new wiring would be the series wiring as in the above example
six short piecies of wire

and so on



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Rouse <>
Sent: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 11:28:20 -0600
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Digest Number 776

Eric & John,

I am intrigued by this 6 volt option. I have 12 house batteries.

. I assume that you would divide these into 4 parallel wired sets of
batteries with an output of 6 volts per set.

. Then I assume that you would wire 2 of these sets of 3 in series
producing 12 volts and do the same with the other 2 sets of three.

. Lastly I assume that you wire the 2 12 volt pairs in series to
24 volts.

I guess another option would be 3 sets of 4 wired in a series and then
connect the 3 series-wired sets parallel to produce 24 volts?

I assume that either method will require almost all new wiring? Any
will be appreciated.


Bill Rouse
S/V Security
SM2 #387

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