ok so im going to start off by telling you my layout.
i have 12 12v batteries, six in the front, six in the back.
the six in the back arent connected to the batteries yet, but have ac lines wired up( all the chargers are)
i recently put my batteries in the front in( all in series) in place. but when i wired up each charger, + to the + of battery, - to the - of battery....ect untill all six were done. but when i plugged them in(one plug) they seemed to charge for about 5 seconds, then i heard a popping noise, and smoke came out of one of the charger...
there is no way that the ac lines are wired wrong, i checked them over three times, and even tested them before.
so i unplugged all the six front chargers from the batteries except 2 to see if they would work, but again charging for about 5-10 seconds, then smoke came from one of the two(i couldnt tell) but no popping noise this time( i quickly unplugged them when i smelt/saw the smoke).
i am very bummed out, and i have no clue what to do now, the chargers cost me 400$ and i am on a really tight budget so to have all the chargers wasted would be a disaster
. the chargers are bolted upright under the hood ( the bolts holding them are on the plastic body to an aluminum angle so that shouldnt effect them)
now i was thinking what this could be, and i remembered that i was an idiot before, when i just got the chargers and i didnt know you could put batteries in series, and simply put each charger to each battery and i tried to put six chargers in series, and tried to charge six batteries in series with it. i remember that at one point, when i was seeing if it would charge, just like in the car, one of the chargers what looked like a capacitor blew( the top slits opened outwards). so i took that one aside and tried to charge a normal 12v battery with it, and it seemed to work( it charged for about 2 minutes, then showed the battery was full ( the batteries were new so it makes sense)
if anyone has any clue whats going on, or what troubleshooting i could do that would be great!
and just to be very clear, when i mean series the chargers( when i blew the cap on one of them) i mean there was a row of the six chargers, + to the - of the next one...ect ending with 2 wires.
and the current wiring in the car is six batteries in the front in series to get 72v, and each of the six chargers wired up normally to one of the six batteries. if anyone needs pics i can takea few tonight so let me know.