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Old 04-26-2012, 09:34 AM
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Has anyone ever tried this?

Greetings, Forumistas!

I have a chance to pick up a really slick battery charger.

The issue is: it's a 24V model.

However, it seems to me that if I charged two 12v batteries in series instead of parallel, I could use this battery charger, right?

The amperage would just be 1/2 the normal, correct?

Since the overall charge rate is low, I can't see any type of damage possible.

What is the consensus of the group?


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Old 04-26-2012, 11:22 AM
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It should work,back in my commercial fishing days we would use two 12 volt batteries insted of one big battery.Was cheaper we rans in series and used 24 volt charger
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:30 AM
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Yes, in series.
2 batteries in parallel = 2x the amps @ source voltage.
2 batteries in series = 2x the voltage @ source amperage

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