Battery fun... - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 03-10-2011, 08:59 AM Thread Starter Fanatic
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 112
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Battery fun...

So I was helping a friend move across town last weekend, I noticed a Rotten Egg smell coming from the front of my truck. I opened the hood to see the Passenger side battery venting off a TON of vapor!!!! So I disconnected the Battery + lead from that battery to stop it from getting MORE overcharged and blowing up under my hood. Truck ran fine on Drivers side battery, so I was thinking about just going to ONE Big battery instead of the 2 the truck has..... A buddy is running ONE battery on his 95 Cummins but the Compound Turbo set up took up all the room on the Passenger side of his truck.
I KNOW that there is a ton of electrical stuff on this truck thats probably why it has 2 batteriers and for starting. On my 96 PSD I ran with 1 battery from probably like 6 months with no problems.... I just wanna know if anyone else has every thought of the 1 battery idea....

2012 Raptor Supercrew....LOADED!!

TRADED IN...2008 6.4L F250, 4x4, CC, SB, SRW,4" lift, 315/70/17 BFGs, Mini Maxx, HOT DAMN TUNE, DPF delete, MBRP exhaust, Muffler Delete, Air Raid CAI, MBRP CAC pipe. 579hp/1323tq

1987 951,Roll cage, Heavily modded,300hp/314tq, getting bigger turbo hoping to get to 400hp

2010 4Runner,4x4, SR5, stock.... not for long...
STROKMII is offline  
post #2 of 3 Old 03-10-2011, 09:09 AM
sschefer's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 84
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm not sure but I was thinking the 2 batteries were for 24v to the starter. Just what I was thinking, I don't know for sure.

FYI - next time disconnect the negative side, DC current flows from negative to positive not the other way around like we've all been lead to think for so many years.

Steve Schefer
Santa Rosa, Ca

08' F350 Super Duty 4x4 OffRoad. 6.4l, Fabtech 6" lift, Procomp 20" wheels/Toyo 37's, K&N Intake. 9" total over stock lift.
sschefer is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-10-2011, 11:14 AM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Anniston, AL
Posts: 73
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
As long as the one battery provided amperage equal to the dual batteries it probably wouldnt make any difference. The dual's are wired parallel to double the amperage not the voltage. You can't get 24 volts off two 12volt batteries wired in parallel, they would have to be wired in a series.
walkeru08 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome