Diesel Generator Battery Connection
Batteries can emit explosive gases. To reduce the possibility of personal injury, always ventilate the compartment before servicing the batteries. To remove the possibility of arching, remove the negative battery cable is first and attach the negative battery last.
When using jumper cables to start the engine make sure to connect the cables in parallel Positive to positive and negative to negative. When using external electrical source to start the engine, turn the disconnect switch to the OFF position. Remove the key before attaching the jumper cables.
To avoid damage to engine parts do not connect jumper starting or battery charging cable to any fuel system or electronic component.
Battery Parallel Connection:
The accompanying illustration shows a typical parallel battery connection. This arrangement doubles the cranking amperage.
Battery Series Connection:
This illustration shows a typical series battery connection. This arrangement positive to negative and makes double the voltage.