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Old 11-09-2014, 08:35 AM   #1
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extra wires hooked to House Battery?

I Just purchased a 2004 Cardinal 31LE. the house battery connections have the large wires but also has a set of about 14 ga wires hooked to the terminals with a 1 amp fuse inline. these wires have about a 20 milli amp draw even with the batter disconnect switch off. anybody have any idea what these power up?
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:57 AM   #2
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not many things have power with disconnect off. I'm going out on a limb and taking a guess. Maybe brake breakaway box?
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:58 AM   #3
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Or landing gear/hitch jack?
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:08 AM   #4
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If I read correctly, sounds like the disconnect is downstream so wouldn't affect that particular connection. Also sounds like an aftermarket owner install so it really could be just about anything. With that little amount of draw I would be looking for a CO2 sensor, some type of meter, possibly a 12v car lighter type socket....

No chance following the leads or contacting the previous owner?

I would try to keep it simple first. Take a really good look around at anything that might require 12v. Check there state... CO2 or LP sensors hit the test button and make sure they are live. Then I would go pull the inline fuse and recheck everything for any change of state. I would do that first with the disconnect in the off position. If there is no luck there, then do it again in the on position.

If that fails... I would be really tempted to just leave the fuse out, but probably not a good idea. It could potentially be something important and the draw is really minimal.

Good luck to you.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:11 AM   #5
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But neither of those should be pulling any load at all if not engaged, right? Well.. yeah.. I get your point... if there was some type of fault. Gotcha

Still... great reminder to check inside AND out.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:37 AM   #6
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With that small of fuse I doubt it's for the landing gear or anything that requires a heavy load. Most likely for a LP-CO detector or possibly a battery monitor of some sort.
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:06 PM   #7
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The wires go into the main harness. So don't think it to be a owner add on. But I never thought of LP sensor nor did I think about brake brake away. I will check thos and get back to all of you. And thank you all for the thoughts and suggestions.
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:16 PM   #8
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Mystery solved thank you all. LP sensor it is. Thanks again everybody.
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Phone charger?
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