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To run in parallel, you would need the high temp cutoff on both elements so use two upper thermostats along with bigger wiring and bigger circuit braker. Easily make a faster heating water heater.


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Well, there's optimal, and there's working with what you have. Optimal is large capacity batteries in series. Really optimal is connecting that to a charge controller that actually looks at each cell voltage individually and can adjust - those tend to be rather high-end "boat" systems in my experience, and probably unaffordable for the African bush,...


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Your reference link is one I had found some years ago when working on a couple of EVs with similarly linked batteries. The foundation of the reference is sound, in that you want to have uniform cable lengths (presuming identical gauge cables) from the terminals to the load (or charger). Consider in your configuration that one set of series batteries can be ...


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