# Can You Put Different Amp Hour Batteries In Parallel?

## Can you connect batteries in parallel with different amp hours?

You can wire two batteries in parallel if they have different amp hour ratings, deep cycle or regular.

You wouldn’t mix two different battery types like gel and lead acid though.

You will want the batteries to be of the same type; 2 gel, 2 lead acid, 2 deep cycle and so on..

## Can you run two different batteries in parallel?

We would strongly discourage anyone from connecting batteries in series or parallel applications, if the batteries are not identical in age, size and type. … Different brands of batteries can have different charging and discharging characteristics, with some accepting a charge or delivering current faster than others.

## What happens if you connect batteries in parallel?

When two or more batteries are placed in parallel, the voltage in the circuit is the same as each individual battery. That is two, three, four or more 1.5 volt batteries in parallel will produce a voltage of 1.5 Volts! … When batteries are connected in series, the voltage increases.

## Can you add batteries in parallel?

To join batteries in parallel, use a jumper wire to connect both the positive terminals, and another jumper wire to connect both the negative terminals of both batteries to each other. Negative to negative and positive to positive. You CAN connect your load to ONE of the batteries, and it will drain both equally.

## Do batteries in parallel last longer?

When batteries are hooked up in parallel, the voltage remains the same, but the power (or available current) is increased. This means that the batteries would last longer. For example two – 6 Volt batteries connected in parallel would still produce 6 Volts.

## How many 12 volt batteries can you run in parallel?

Two 12 voltTwo 12 volt, 600 CCA batteries in parallel will give you 12 volts and 1200 CCA. This means that the voltage is the same but you have 2x the current reserve so you can operate your electronics for 2x as long before the batteries need to be charged.