Do You Need to Hire an Expert to Wire an RV Battery?


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It is not necessary to hire an expert to install an RV battery. Although it is critical to install batteries correctly, following correct instructions is generally not difficult.

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The electrical system in an RV is 12 volts, which can be provided by either wiring two 6-volt batteries in series to produce 12 volts or by wiring two 12-volt batteries in parallel to produce a 12-volt supply that provides electricity for longer than a single 12-volt battery.

The battery terminals must be wired in the correct order. Diagrams on sites such as RVBasics.com show how to do this for both series and parallel battery arrangements.

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