How to: Increase Battery Voltage – connecting inverter / charger batteries in series

A quick tutorial on connecting inverter / charger batteries in series to increase voltage. For more information on Tripp Lite’s inverter / chargers and relat…
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This is true! If it wasn’t a battery type connection.
If you think about it, betteries work by a chemical reaction. Connecting two batteries in a way shown in the video, doesn’t trigger the chemical reaction (the two terminals of a battery aren’t used, only one). However if you connect the other two sides, well…you’re in for a big current flow.
What this method does is it increases the “intensity” of the chemical reaction.

When it’s done with two batteries, with the other positive and negative terminals separated, no circuit is completed and no electricity runs through it. You don’t sound like you have experience with this stuff – that’s fine, I don’t either. But please, do contact someone who knows more than you about this to avoid getting hurt. These batteries are dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. Please don’t be insulted, I also don’t know what I’m doing, that’s why I’m not doing anything yet.

ok i have a ?… i own an amplifier that requires 16 volts to push out max wattage. at the moment i have an 350 amp alternator supplying a stock 12 volt battery and a spare deep cycle 12 volt battery.. how will i push 16 volts out of them? at around 3000 rpm i am getting 14 volts out of the batterys but when i turn up my cd deck the subwoofer drains the voltage down to about 12v. so my problems are i need more amphours plus i need to raise my voltage to 16 volts. So what next? Thanks

thanks for this vedio,but i want to ask ..what we have amp here?
we now have 24 volts but how much amp per hour for this connection?

My ? is , i have three batteries #1 is main vehicle battery # 2 & #3 are spare batteries . # 1 separated using a starter solenoid for charging to #2 & #3 .
How do i connect #2 and #3 in series and to what terminals do i connect my 1500w inverter

How would I hook up an inverter to this set up? Negative lead to battery ONE negative terminal…then Positive lead to battery ONE positive terminal??? Thanks

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