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In order to connect 4-6 volt batteries and end up with 12volts you will need to understand parallel and series connections. to connect two batteries in parallel you would connect the positive side of one battery to the positive side of the other battery; and the negative side of one battery to the negative of the other battery. doing this will not change the voltage. to connect in series you connect the positive of one battery to the negative of the other battery. doing this will increase the voltage;in this example you will end up with 12v. 6+6=12. when you stack batteries in a 2-cell flashlight that is connecting the batteries in series. The answer to the question is: connect two batteries in series; then connect the other two batteries in series. after this is done connect the two pairs of batteries in parallel. If you think of it visually you would have two batteries wide and two batteries tall.

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Assume that the two batteries are identical; connect the positive of the first battery to the negative of the second battery.

The voltage output from the negative of the first to the positive of the second battery will read 12 volts.

Such a connection of two batteries is called "wired in series".

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Series two of the 6 VDC batteries together. Do the same thing with the other two. Take these two groups and parallel them. This will give you the 12 volts that you need.

6 + 6 = 12, 6 + 6 +12. 12 parallel with 12 = 12.

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my Golf cart is 36 volt and is connected active pole to neutral pole on the battery

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Parallel the batteries to two sets of two and then series the two sets. 12 parallel 12 + 12 parallel 12 = 24 volts DC.

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In series... Connect the positive of one to the negative of the other with a short piece of wire and then you have 12 volts between the remaining terminals.

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