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Old 09-25-2021, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default Battery mounting directions

Right now I have my 1 battery mounted parallel to the bedside, in right front corner of the bed.

I'm wanting to move it to the right rear corner of the bed, and add a second battery.

I recall being told that a wet battery should be mounted a specific direction, because acceleration can cause plates to short out. Is that lengthwise or transverse?

I'm also considering adding a second battery. Should I put both batteries together in RR corner, or put second in left rear corner?

Front axle: 2,470 pounds
Rear axle: 1,740 pounds
Total: 4,220 pounds
(plus my 190 pound self)
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Old 09-27-2021, 05:25 AM   #2
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Mount your second battery in RR corner and the plates should be parallel with the driveshaft.
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Default Re: Battery mounting directions

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Mount your second battery in RR corner and the plates should be parallel with the driveshaft.
I would agree unless you are using an Optima, they are spiral wound so it does not make any difference which way they go in.
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Default Re: Battery mounting directions

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Right now I have my 1 battery mounted parallel to the bedside, in right front corner of the bed.

I'm wanting to move it to the right rear corner of the bed, and add a second battery.

I recall being told that a wet battery should be mounted a specific direction, because acceleration can cause plates to short out. Is that lengthwise or transverse?

I'm also considering adding a second battery. Should I put both batteries together in RR corner, or put second in left rear corner?

Front axle: 2,470 pounds
Rear axle: 1,740 pounds
Total: 4,220 pounds
(plus my 190 pound self)
If this is a class car, remember both batteries must be of the same make and model. No 75lb. battery in the rear and a 15lb battery in the front. Jim


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