SOK charge current

Leon Musk

New Member
Hello,

As we were looking over the specs for the SOK 206Ah battery, we noticed the maximum charge current is rated at 50 amps. Why? If I connect two batteries in parallel can I charge at 80 - 100 amps?
 

rmaddy

Full-time Solar-powered Trailer Life
I've seen conflicting information on this. I've seen people say that two batteries in parallel can be charged at twice the amps of one and I've seen people say that two batteries in series can be charged at twice the amps of one.

Since two batteries in parallel have twice the amps (and same voltage) I would think it is two batteries in parallel, and not in series, that can be charged at twice the amps.

Which is correct?
 

Bob B

Photon Sorcerer
I've seen conflicting information on this. I've seen people say that two batteries in parallel can be charged at twice the amps of one and I've seen people say that two batteries in series can be charged at twice the amps of one.

Since two batteries in parallel have twice the amps (and same voltage) I would think it is two batteries in parallel, and not in series, that can be charged at twice the amps.

Which is correct?
2 batteries in parallel.

In series, all the current goes thru both batteries .... in parallel, the current is split between the 2.
 

TJ King

New Member
2 batteries in parallel.

In series, all the current goes thru both batteries .... in parallel, the current is split between the 2.
So if you have 2s2p SOKs, you should be allowed 100amps charging, yes?

(Btw, I recently heard from SOK that 50 is allowed but 40a is recommended)
 

Hebdomatical

New Member
SOK’s Facebook page has one posted by someone and directly from SOK is where I got mine.
 

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