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Old 07-14-2012, 04:26 PM
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Battery Jobs?

Which battery is responsible for what? I know the passenger is for the starter and are the glow plugs on the passenger or drivers? Im just trying to learn what is hooked up where for power.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:30 PM
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They are not seperate. Thats why when you change them one at a time, your stuff doesnt die.
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They are not seperate. Thats why when you change them one at a time, your stuff doesnt die.
Well i realize they are run in parallel configuration so they act as "one" battery basically, but wouldnt one battery experience more load if the starter was connected directly to it?
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Well i realize they are run in parallel configuration so they act as "one" battery basically, but wouldnt one battery experience more load if the starter was connected directly to it?
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Alright, thanks
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Well i realize they are run in parallel configuration so they act as "one" battery basically, but wouldnt one battery experience more load if the starter was connected directly to it?
Sorry, I was lighting a cigar when was typing. No, same load, same draw.
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Sorry, I was lighting a cigar when was typing. No, same load, same draw.
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Alright, thanks

Sorry but I am going to disagree with both of these guys. The positive battery cable goes from the driver side battery to the passenger side battery, and then on to the starter. If you think it distributes the load evenly next time your batteries run down and you need to jump it try jumping it from the driver side battery. You'll be there all day. Move the jumper cables to the passenger side battery and it'll fire right up. At least that's what happens with my truck.
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When we tested my batteries the draw was exactly the same on mine. I see what you mean but thats what I had when testing.
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Same load, same draw, unless you have a bad cable, or oxidized/corroded connector.

Edit: or maybe a bad plate (dead cell) in one of the batteries. Imo

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Sorry but I am going to disagree with both of these guys. The positive battery cable goes from the driver side battery to the passenger side battery, and then on to the starter. If you think it distributes the load evenly next time your batteries run down and you need to jump it try jumping it from the driver side battery. You'll be there all day. Move the jumper cables to the passenger side battery and it'll fire right up. At least that's what happens with my truck.
Thats what I always thought too is that even though they are connected, one of them still draws more.

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Same load, same draw, unless you have a bad cable, or oxidized/corroded connector.

Edit: or maybe a bad plate (dead cell) in one of the batteries. Imo

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I was installing a brand new set when I posted this hint my curiousity as to which battery draws more load.


The whole reason I ask is I am too cheap to buy two batteries when one is still testing way above its rating. My new battery has a lot more cranking amps than the one that I did not replace. I should have included this in the original post
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