dual batteries

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by Michael Marcotte, May 7, 2008.

  1. Michael Marcotte

    Michael Marcotte New Member

    Does anyone know why my aux. battery in my 2003 silverado keep failing? I've gone through 2 Optima yellow batteries both brand new for that aux. batterty position. Does the alt. charge this battery? Why doesn't it help the main battery when the main battery is low? What does this aux. battery power? What is it for? Can I wire up this thing to the main battery to make it stronger? Any advice, comments, teachings, schoolings would be greatly appreciated for this newby. Thanks
  2. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy All hail the Mad King!! Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    first things first, is that a diesel motor? Just trying to figure out why you have 2 batteries, and if it's factory. Secondly, there may be a problem with your other battery that is causing the first one to take the load and get killed. For the most part, vehicle batteries should be replaced together, preferably from the same brand, bath, and week of batteries to make sure they are matched. Disalike batteries due to age, brands, etc can cause the other batteries in the bank to prematurley fail... Hope this helps.

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