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Old 08-23-2004, 08:48 PM   #1
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i am going to wire my starter box that was prewired for 1 gel cell but i bought it with 2 2000's packs, when connecting the batteries do i want to connect the + and + together or go from + to -??
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Old 08-23-2004, 09:26 PM   #2
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You want to go + to -. That way you get the voltage up to 14.4
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i dunno if this matters but in my parents motorhome it has 2 batteries and they are wired + to + and - to -.
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If you do it that way you get twice to mah but not twice the voltage. He needs at least 12 volts to power the starter motor.
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oh ok, thanks for you help
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1 more q, can i direct solder the connections to the battery and charge it or do i wanna disconect them
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Direct soldering is fine if you don't mind charging the batteries with alegator clips. I would recomend deans connectors or another high quality connector though for ease of charging.
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Also, you should cover the battery bars up on those packs so the batteries won't short out if they shift.
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yea im ganna zip tye them down and put some foam inbetween them and on the sides. Yea i have aligator clips on my yokomo bcs double charger
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it didnt work , sparks were flying out and the batteries got really hot. I had one side all wired up and then as i was connecting the other side it started to spark. Any idea whats goin on? Can someone dram a diagram on the pic to show me how to wire it. would it be safer to wire each battery seperate?
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ok. The white cable coming from the motor. Split it so you have your 2 separate cables (like + and -). Now solder 2 connections to one and 2 connections to the other so you have 2 sets of triple joints.

Now solder the connectors to the pos and neg of each battery separately and hook the 2 pos to one set of connections and the 2 negs to the other set of connections.
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it didnt work , sparks were flying out and the batteries got really hot. I had one side all wired up and then as i was connecting the other side it started to spark. Any idea whats goin on? Can someone dram a diagram on the pic to show me how to wire it. would it be safer to wire each battery seperate?
try this
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i have dual motors, but i will see what i can do. Thanks
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ok. The white cable coming from the motor. Split it so you have your 2 separate cables (like + and -). Now solder 2 connections to one and 2 connections to the other so you have 2 sets of triple joints.

Now solder the connectors to the pos and neg of each battery separately and hook the 2 pos to one set of connections and the 2 negs to the other set of connections.
Ok i got the spliting wires but didnt understand the rest.

is this sort of wut you mean, now should i just split the 2 wires and connect them to 1 battery and the same with the other?
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Try this....I think that will work, it works on my NTC3 box and my Serpent box with (3) 7.2V stick packs along with the DC plugs built-in....

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