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Old 08-29-2013, 05:14 AM
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Jumping gasser battery with a diesel?

I have an old truck whose battery is dead and I need to jump it. I believe the batteries in the 6.7 are in series so it shouldn't matter what battery I use to jump the gasser should it?

What is the process to jump a single gasser battery with a diesel truck or is it the same as a gasser to gasser?
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:46 AM
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When I jump started my girlfriends car I just went off one single battery like you would with a gasser and it worked perfectly
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I have a quick jumper setup which is tied to one battery and grounded so you should be able to use one battery with no issues.
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So from what yall are saying, I can just pick a battery on my 6.7 and then connect it like normal to the old truck? Sounds good to me.

The 6.7's batteries are in series, correct? Not parallel?
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So from what yall are saying, I can just pick a battery on my 6.7 and then connect it like normal to the old truck? Sounds good to me.

The 6.7's batteries are in series, correct? Not parallel?
It sounds like you have the right idea, but are using the wrong term.

A series circuit would require the negative terminal of the first battery to be hooked to the positive terminal of the second battery. This allows for only one path of electron flow, and doubles the system voltage, to 24V nominal.

A parallel circuit allows multiple paths of electron flow. The positive terminals of both batteries are hooked to the same source, and both negative terminals are to ground. This system keeps the voltage at 12V nominal.

Either way, long story short; the system should be a parallel 12V, and you can jump just like any other vehicle, from either battery.
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There is a lead battery. I forget which one off the top of my head. It is the one that has the most stuff near the connectors.
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So from what yall are saying, I can just pick a battery on my 6.7 and then connect it like normal to the old truck? Sounds good to me.

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It sounds like you have the right idea, but are using the wrong term.

A series circuit would require the negative terminal of the first battery to be hooked to the positive terminal of the second battery. This allows for only one path of electron flow, and doubles the system voltage, to 24V nominal.

A parallel circuit allows multiple paths of electron flow. The positive terminals of both batteries are hooked to the same source, and both negative terminals are to ground. This system keeps the voltage at 12V nominal.

Either way, long story short; the system should be a parallel 12V, and you can jump just like any other vehicle, from either battery.
Great explanation, and easy to understand. Thanks for saving me a lot of typing.


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There is a lead battery. I forget which one off the top of my head. It is the one that has the most stuff near the connectors.
There isn't a lead battery, or a primary/secondary arrangement, when batteries are connected in parallel. It's like having a giant 12v battery with multiple posts (aka, positive and negative terminals)

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