Which output terminals to use in parallel connection

I have four batteries connected in parallel, I have seen diagrams showing where the output terminals are both coming off of the last battery and the parallel connection. I've also seen ones where the output terminals are on each ends of the entire battery. Which would be the correct terminals to use as output? Are there any benefits to either one?

Using opposite terminals

Using the same terminals

• Electrically they are the same. Sep 22 '20 at 18:19
• No they are not. There first picture balances wire resistance between the battery stack. The second picture does not, the last battery has more wire resistance than the first battery. Sep 22 '20 at 18:37
• So I'll basically have more current by using the end terminals of a single battery? Sep 22 '20 at 18:44
• Justme makes a good point, but no, you won't get more current. Sep 22 '20 at 18:59
• Not really, it just makes one single battery to be the first one to provide current and get charged and that is the one wear out fastest because all other batteries are behind their own wires so they can't participate equally. By using the opposite terminals, there is equal wiring resistance to each battery so they all participate equally. Boat and RV electrical systems are designed like the first picture to keep all batteries healthy. Sep 22 '20 at 18:59