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Old 07-08-2019, 09:03 AM   #1
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Newbie battery questions

Hi. I just bought a new 2020 Premier 2514g pop up. It came with 2 group 24 batteries wired in parallel. When I looked in the battery box for the first time, I see that the pos and neg wires going to the camper converter are coming off the same battery. My first question is shouldn't the neg wire be coming from one battery and the pos wire be coming from the other battery?

Second question...I see that the pos and neg wires coming from the 7pin used to charge the batteries from the tow vehicle while driving are connected to the same battery. Shouldn't the pos go to one battery and the neg go to the other?

Third question...the alligator clamps in the pic are from my solar panel. Should the pos be connected to one battery and the neg to the other battery?

I drew this diagram of what I think it should look like. But, the pic shows how its wired straight from the dealer, and I'm assuming they know what they're doing?!

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Old 07-08-2019, 09:24 AM   #2
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Battery wiring is not correct. Works, of course, but does not charge or discharge equally.

Your diagram is correct. Make charging connections at the "main."

Simplified version:


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Old 07-09-2019, 08:03 AM   #3
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Your drawing is correct (not the way it is wired now).

If anyone asks you why you re-wired those batteries; see attached.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:14 AM   #4
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Once you get it correct, zip tie like bundles together, wrap the bundles in different color electrical tape and place a short piece electrical tape of the corresponding color near the battery terminal.
I remove my batteries frequently and the color coding and bundling prevents miswiring.
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