Originally Posted by The_Breeze
A few moons ago, we were discussing battery configurations when I came upon a post where it was stated that two strings of 2-12v batteries wired in parallel and brought together at a common junction point was more effective than wiring all 4 in parallel. I believe that post came from Chance and sincerely apologize if that's incorrect and hoping it may help you recall it too.
That is not what I said. I said most experts do not recommend wiring 4 X 12-Volt lead-based batteries in parallel when you have other options.
What you describe above solves nothing — it is still four 12-Volt batteries in parallel.
If I recall correctly, I added that lithium batteries are an exception. Four are commonly wired in parallel.