# 24 volt charging problems .2 12 volt batteries 1 battery 16volts and the other about 9-10 volts

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### How to wire rhe batterys for 24 volts... Example pos. To pos. Or neg. To pos. Ther are two batterys 12 volts

if you want the same voltage but with increased capacity connect positive to positive and negative to negative on each successive battery ---connected in parallel
example 6 X 12 batteries each of 200 crank hours will be equal to 12 volts and 1200 crank hours ( good for mobile fridges , winches , battery hoists etc)
if you want to increase voltage in the bank then connect positive to negative for each successive battery ---connected in series
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An unloaded reading of 10 Volts on a 12 Volt car battery is considered dead. There are 6 cells in a typical lead acid (car) battery - each provides 2 volts. They are internally connected in series to provide 12 volts on the + and - posts. If one is cell shorted out - you'd see 10 volts if fully charged. Trickle charge the battery for 24 hours and measure voltage again. If 12 volts, bring it to be load tested. that will tell you the true state of the battery.

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