12volt to 6volt ?

Old 02-09-2008, 10:40 PM
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I have heard that you can go from 12v to 6v battaries on a motorhome for longer lasting storage . And, how do you set it up? thanks
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:20 AM
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You would have to run them in series to get the system back to 12 volts. kind of like batteries in a flashlight. Don't know if it would benefit you or not. If you have room for two batteries, why not run two 12 volts in parallel?
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:31 AM
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My motorhome has room for 4 batts. I had 2 12volts in it last year and they would'nt last only 1/2 the night w/heater on !!! We race in Montana in May with temps still in the 30's :shock: people get mad when i start the generator at 6am. Was told 6v lasts twice as long
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:57 AM
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Looked on the net and found the following website, maybe it will help you out. Good luck on it.

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...d/18139423.cfm
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:43 PM
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T-105 6 volt battery for motorhomes.I have 4, 6 volt trojan batterys in my motorhome.I got them hooked up in a series and end up with 12 volts.This is the way to go if you want battery longevity.


http://www.trojanbattery.com/index.aspx
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:35 PM
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Thanks for the quick response. Very helpful, i'll go 6v
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by topsportsman1
T-105 6 volt battery for motorhomes.I have 4, 6 volt trojan batterys in my motorhome.I got them hooked up in a series and end up with 12 volts.This is the way to go if you want battery longevity.


http://www.trojanbattery.com/index.aspx

How did you not get 24 volts?Or did you series two seperate pairs and then parallel them?
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