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Most recent answer: 06/02/2009
Q:
i am building a small rv. i am considering getting the inverter/charger for it 2000watts... i want to be able to run my ac unit all night with out running a generator...Question 1 i want to use 6, 12 volt deepcycle batteries if i hook these all up in parallel,it still should give me 12 volts right? with all of these connected togeather will it blow my inverter/charger up? and last if i threw on a car batter charger while the batteries are hooked up all togeather will it charge them all up the same 100% full thanks you
- Brent (age 23)
pompano beach FL
A:
1. if i hook these all up in parallel,it still should give me 12 volts right?

right

2. with all of these connected togeather will it blow my inverter/charger up? 

It shouldn't be a problem.

3. and last if i threw on a car batter charger while the batteries are hooked up all togeather will it charge them all up the same 100% full


It should, but it will take a long time, because the current will be split among the 6 batteries.

Mike W.

(published on 06/02/2009)

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