connecting two leisure batteries

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  1. PhilandMena

    PhilandMena Funster

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    Hi, I have one leisure battery with a couple of red wires going to one terminal, of which one is fused ( I guess this is to do with charging and/or supplying power to auxiliary equipment in the Motor Home) and a single black wire to the other terminal. I’m about to add another battery of the same size and output! Would the correct method of connection be to leave the red wires already attached and disconnect the black wire and connect it to the corresponding terminal on the second battery and then add a new red and further black cable between both batteries? i.e. red to red black to black with an additional fuse (30 amp) on the red.
    Does this make sense! And if so why!

    Thanks in advance,
    Philip
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi Philip,

    You have it in one although there is no need for an extra fuse providing it is the main output lead.

    Peter
     
  3. sinbad1

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    have a look here just put your requirements in
     

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