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Old 10-15-2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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Prodity P3 off

Is there a way to power this off when not in use other then to unplug it?


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Old 10-15-2010, 11:06 PM   #2
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Not necessary, unless you are going to leave the vehicle parked for 6 months at a time. The rest of your vehicle computers draw way more current than the Prodigy. I measured mine at 20 milli amps, that is .020 amps. Modern vehicles draw about a .5 amps, slightly less depending on options. A modern Cadillac battery won't last 30 days without recharging. As long as you drive the vehicle at least once per week, don't worry about it.

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Old 10-15-2010, 11:22 PM   #3
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Doesn't the P3 power down after 15 minutes?
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:12 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by revrnd View Post
Doesn't the P3 power down after 15 minutes?

It goes to sleep. On a few occasions mine has failed to power back up if I haven't had a trailer hooked up for awhile and I had to unplug it and wait a few seconds and replug it to reset it.

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