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Parallel VS Series Battery Connections

Connecting Batteries in Series

Connecting batteries in series will double the voltage provided by a single battery. For instance, if two 6V @10Ah batteries are connected in series, the voltage becomes 12V @10Ah; if two 12V @50Ah batteries are connected in series, the voltage becomes 24V @50Ah. The capacity, or amperage, stays the same.

Connecting Batteries in Parallel

Connecting batteries in parallel will double the amperage, or capacity, provided by a single battery. For example, if two 6V @10Ah batteries are connected in parallel, the capacity becomes 6V @20Ah; if two 12V @50Ah batteries are connected in parallel, the capacity becomes 12V @100Ah.

Connecting a Battery in Series VS Parallel