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Installation & Orientation of Flooded Batteries on Boats

Port to Starboard Orientation

In this photo I am simulating a sailboat heeling with flooded batteries. For years I’ve wanted to write this article but until my friend Dave let me shoot this polycarbonate cased UPS batteries it was going to be tough to explain. A picture is worth a thousand words. This one may be worth more than a thousand.
Here we can see the three individual cells of this 6V battery. A 12V battery would have 6 cells. Even heeled like this the positive and negative plates […]

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