Over in the online store today, a customer posted a question about PulseTech products. If you read our last post about PulseTech and battery care, you already know how beneficial PulseTech products are for extending the life of your lead-acid batteries. But what if you want to enjoy the benefits of pulse charging for a 6V battery? Browsing through our selection of PulseTech products turns up a bunch of 12V chargers, and on-board conditioners for 12, 24, 36, and 48V batteries, but no 6V chargers.
Visitor Arrnold asked if we carried 6V PulseTech products, and the answer is no. PulseTech doesn’t make 6V chargers. It seems unfair, but there’s a manufacturer-sanctioned workaround: If you connect two 6V batteries in series, your charger sees them as a 12V battery, so you can use any PulseTech product you want! According to PulseTech’s FAQ:
Although all of our products are designed for 12-volt systems, application of Pulse Technology on 6-volt batteries can be achieved through series connection of 6 volt batteries creating a 12-, 24-, 36- or 48-volt system. Product use is dependent on final overall system voltage.
OK, so they said it can be done, but it’s not the most user-friendly explanation if you don’t already know how to connect batteries in series. So, we’ve created a simple diagram showing how to connect either two or four 6V batteries together, to create a 12V battery bank. But first, a couple basic things to remember:Read More >>