Series Parallel Circuits

A Series/parallel circuit is simply two or more series circuits that are wired together in parallel.

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In the above example two separate pairs of 6 Volt batteries have been wired in series and each of these series pairs have been wired together in parallel.

Why in the world would someone want to do this ? Lets say that you want to increase the Amp hour rating of a battery pack so that you could run your appliances longer but you needed to wire the pack in such a way as to keep the battery pack at 12 volts. This is a good way to accomplish that.

What if you want to increase the charging capacity of your solar array but you needed to wire the solar modules in such a way as to keep the solar array at 24 volts, series/parallel is the way to do that.

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A good place to start would be to start by wiring the batteries in individual sets that will give you the voltage that you need. For instance if you need 24 volts but have six volt batteries on hand. First wire four of the batteries in series to get 24 volts.

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