Learn How To Wire Battery In Series And Become Energy Independent Forever

Batteries Run Our World

Batteries are a mystery that many of us don't think about too much these days. There are tiny disks, small cylinders, and large cube like objects that magically power our world of Smartphones, tablets computers, laptops, autos, and even jump-start a nuclear reactor on a submarine.


They can be wired in various ways to give more Amperage or raise the voltage level of smaller voltage batteries. The two methods used are Parallel or in Series. Today we are going to ignore the former and concentrate on the latter. Batteries in series can take a minuscule sized battery and by ganging them, together can provide enough energy to power a home as in the case of a solar array.


Other uses are to power an inverter that supplies power for maritime engines, RV, and other specialized vehicles.

Another use is in the case of replacing AC in the effect of loss of the grid and by turning an inverter to create DC electricity to charge batteries when AC is available and then when there is no AC turns the stored DC into AC by reversing the process.

How Does One Connect Batteries In Series?

All batteries have two terminals, one the Positive terminal and the other the negative terminal. If you open the hood of your car and look at your car's battery, you can see them quite clearly marked.

Red is the color chosen for positive and black is for the negative terminal. The negative is attached to the metal frame of the vehicle and is considered the ground. The red feeds the electrical system via a terminal block and fuses.

Now if we take a number of these batteries and wire them where the negative terminal of one battery is connected to the positive terminal of a second battery we have hooked them up in series. Then if you measure the voltage at the negative and positive end of this combined battery you will see 24 Volts DC.

A nuclear submarine of the Sturgeon Class had 126 batteries tied together in series, which produced between 210 and 350 volts DC. These batteries can be charged via a nuclear reactor or a Diesel Generator as well, and by coupling an AC motor, you can create AC power from the battery power stored in those 126 cells.

For those who want to power their home with solar cells, something similar is done to store the energy generated by the solar array on your roof.

You can also store electricity for a rainy day as we are about to show you next.

Take Electricity Off Of The Grid And Prepare Your Home For Tornados And Superstorms

  • To prep your home for disaster you by combining batteries in a serial combination you can raise the voltage to whatever value you need to run your home.
  • By adding an inverter, you can then convert both AC to DC for charging off the grid or backup generators. You then automatically start running off the battery that runs through the inverter to create AC for your home.

Here is an example of such a system. It is rather elaborate, but it is a DIY project.

Let’s See How Solar Can Make Use Of The Sun To Power A Small Shed To Give You An Idea Of How Easy It Is To Do

  • Solar cells are tiny batteries wired in series to bring up the voltage required. These solar batteries get their electricity from converting sunlight to DC. You see the solar panel is one unit. However, inside you have a multitude of solar cells. In our example, it ends up being 20 volts.
  • The battery they are charging does not require so much voltage, but the charge controller regulates the charging of the battery. Using just the right amount of electricity to match the ambient temperature. Then when the sun goes down the light obtains the electricity it needs from the battery via the controller.

Here is everything you need to know to wire everything in series. 

But, You Can Also Charge An Electric Car Or A Business


With a Powerwall System, like the shown on YouTube below, you can set it up and move it anywhere you have sunlight you can be independent of the grid.

You can take your power with your power with you when you decide to move it can be dismantled and go with you. It is all-modular and can be expanded to handle additional power requirements. You just need to add more solar cells and the extra batteries.

Against running off the grid, this saves you utility bills by 100%.

So, if you are living in places where electricity is scarce, you can power your home or a farm. So, for $15,000 you are free from the grid forever.

How Many Solar Cells Do You Need To Power Your World?


This then is the burning question, and luckily, there are a number of people who have done the math to help you out. You might want to build a Powerwall like in the previous example or go with something a little bit more modest. Again, it all boils down to how many solar batteries you need to get the right voltage i.e. 12, 24, 48 and the size of the battery bank you need to store the power. Putting banks in parallel raises the current.

Here is how one DIYer did the math to size his system.

Final Thoughts On Serial Wiring Batteries

Today you see how important it is to understand how batteries are wired together. When done up in parallel you can double the current. However, the real trick is to use batteries to bring up small amounts of tiny batteries to a useable level that can power a home or even charge an electrically powered truck or car.

By integrating solar batteries as well as conventional Lead Acid, Glass Mat, and the wonder batteries, that Elon Musk's gig-factories are churning out. You have a way of taking yourself off the GRID and powering not only your home but business as well, which we have shown you today in one of our videos we have gleaned from the web.

You now have the means to "Go Green" and make money by selling the excess energy you can create as well as bring your electric bill to zero. You will find in our articles even more fantastic DIY information and project information you might not be aware of.

Tomothy Jackson

I'm Tomothy Jackson, an adventure, survival writer. I want to help readers by sharing my experiences camping, trekking, hiking and fishing. I hope to inspire others to fully explore the depths of their passion.

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