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Well, between each battery would only be 4" of insulated wire. With that short of a run, it should be able to handle quite a bit of power, right?

There would be five banks of six batteries connected like this. In each bank, there would be six batteries connected in parallel like this "daisy chained"



It's the 1/0 Monster cable Sonic is selling on here.


The banks would be connected with Sky High 2/0 OFC that's as big as 4/0 welding cable.
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Bus bars are just easier to work with when using multiple runs and running multiple amps. There's only so many lugs you can pile onto a battery post
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Each post will have two or three lugs on it. The first posts on the bank may possibly have four. I'd really rather not have to buy/make bus bars if I don't have to. To my understanding, short runs like this should be fine, but I was just making sure before I cut all the wire and was stuck with 56 4" wires :P
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You will be fine like that, just keep a wrench or socket in the truck and check all the connections weekly for the first month. I use this http://www.westmarine.com/buy/corros...04_129_004_507
and spray all the connections. you can use the red battery terminal spray too but its messy.
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You will be fine like that, just keep a wrench or socket in the truck and check all the connections weekly for the first month. I use this http://www.westmarine.com/buy/corros...04_129_004_507
and spray all the connections. you can use the red battery terminal spray too but its messy.
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I can get the Deka red battery terminal protectant spray free at work, so that's what I plan to use. We use it on all the customer vehicles that come in the bay
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That's fine, but I would spread the load across multiple points on the battery circuit rather than have them all come off of one "end".

That's a lot of batteries, lol.
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That's fine, but I would spread the load across multiple points on the battery circuit rather than have them all come off of one "end".

That's a lot of batteries, lol.
Yeah definitely spread everything out across the batteries. The way I have my busbars ran is run, amp, run, amp, run, amp, run, amp, etc etc. It sh
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a bus bar will help flow more energy than a single cable will. not much but still more. bus bars help alot with amp connections, assiting in keeping the batteries sturdy and look cool. imo bus or bust
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That's fine, but I would spread the load across multiple points on the battery circuit rather than have them all come off of one "end".

That's a lot of batteries, lol.
That's what I was thinking.

Yep, lol. This is my garage right now



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ould be the same concept for your batteries
Yep, was going to spread out the three amp input connections on the batteries

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a bus bar will help flow more energy than a single cable will. not much but still more. bus bars help alot with amp connections, assiting in keeping the batteries sturdy and look cool. imo bus or bust
Don't need bus bars to hold them together. Was going to build a 2x4 frame around them.
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Yep, lol. This is my garage right now

Damn bruh. Those three 7ks could run for days just off the batts. I love to see overkill like that. Nicely done.
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