What is parallel car battery wiring?

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parallel battery wiring is hooking 2 batteries together in parallel series give you double the volts Clarification: Parallel battery wiring is where two or more batteries are hooked together in parallel (i.e. both/all positive battery terminals are wiredtogether, and both/all negative battery terminals are wired together. This results in a battery voltage which is the same as that of the individual batteries (typically 12V in most cars). The reason for doing this is to boost battery capacity- two identical batteries wired in parallel give twice the electical storage capacity of one battery. No increase in voltage is obtained with parallel wiring. Series wiring is where two or more batteries are hooked together in series (i.e. positive terminal of the first battery is hooked to the negative terminal of the second battery). The resulting voltage is the sum of the individual battery voltages - if two 12V batteries are hooked together, the resulting voltage will be 24V. No increase of storage capacity is obtained with series wiring.

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