## Is a 6 volt battery better than a 12 volt?

Because most 6-volt batteries have a higher amp-hour rating for each battery, it makes sense to purchase two 6-volts and wire them in a series. What is this? That gives you 12-volts, meeting your electrical system’s needs. The 6-volt batteries last longer than most 12-volt ones, and they are lighter, as well.

**What’s the difference between a 6V or 12V battery?**

A battery is full of cells with chemicals that transfer ions back and forth to create electricity. Each cell in a deep-cycle battery can produce about 2 volts. A 6V battery has 3 cells, making a total of 6 volts, and a 12V battery has 6 cells, making a total of 12 volts!

### Are 2 6-volt batteries better than 2 12 volts?

Having two 12 volt batteries in parallel will give you twice as many amp-hours (capacity) as two 6 volt batteries wired in series. I assume they are deep cycle batteries and not car starter batteries.

**Can I replace my 6-volt batteries to 12 volt batteries?**

If the two 6 volt batteries were wired in series to produce 12 volts total then a 12 volt battery would easily work as a replacement for them. If the two batteries were wired in parallel and the output voltage is 6 volts then no.

#### Why do golf carts use 6-volt batteries instead of 12 volt?

Runtime at 56 Amps One of the advantages of 6-volt batteries is their run time. In a study conducted by US Battery. They found that a 6-volt battery was able to run for 154 minutes at 56 amps. As a result, these batteries offer a longer range at this rate than the 8 and 12-volts provide.

**How long will a 6 volt battery last?**

5-7 years is typical for the life of 6 volt batteries.

## Will a 6 volt battery run a 12 volt motor?

If you give a 6 V to 12 V motor, the motor will run at half of its rated speed and the Torque will also reduce.

**Are riding lawn mower batteries 6 or 12 volt?**

Set it for 12 volts, which is the standard in the industry. Most lawn and garden devices have this voltage rating as a way to keep consumers safe from any shock. Allow the charger to power up the battery for up to eight hours. It should have a full charge by this time.

### Can you mix 6 volt and 12-volt batteries?

The short answer is no, you cannot simply parallel your 12-volt battery with the new 6-volt batteries (in series). You can only parallel batteries that are exactly the same brand and chemistry, including age. Otherwise it will result in unbalanced charging as well as shortened battery life.

**Why do golf carts use 6-volt batteries instead of 12-volt?**

#### Can I use 12-volt batteries instead of 6-volt batteries in my golf cart?

The short answer is yes. Standard car batteries are 12-volts, and you could connect three or four of them in series to provide the required 36 or 48 volts to your golf cart motor.

**Can you mix 6 volt and 12-volt batteries in a golf cart?**

You will need to wire up the 6V batteries like the picture on the left so that they would be in series and at 12 volts. To connect a 12 volt battery to that circuit you would need to run the positive post of the 12v battery to the positive side of the battery run on the in series batteries.