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Old 04-15-2018, 03:26 PM   #1
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261bhxl battery draw when sitting

Checked into draw, has 0.223 amp draw all the time ( I'm a auto tech) , last year unhooked the gas detector thinking that was it, nope.. So started pulling fuses ( yes I can not find anything on to draw at this point) , and t.v-jack fuse pulled draw drops to 0.07 draw ( good) , also note the red led for that fuse comes on with it out

Now this is going from the list ( which sucks by the way lol) , and confirmed the t.v booster ( has just coaxial cables in it and switch) port light goes out with switch on, but it's off and still drawing... With fuse out everything else I can find that needs 12v power works

Obviously there is a draw as the red led comes on with fuse out as I.ve read online, all power Jack's work and unless the 110 plug beside the t.v booster is 12 volts too, there is nothing like the older trailers that had a cigarette lighter socket

What else would be or tied into that to draw

Might just leave fuse out for now


Anyone else seen this??
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:39 PM   #2
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Yep, always a draw from the assorted LEDs that might run while showing 12v is present, propane sensor (as you have figured out)... Also check the radio. It will keep a draw to maintain its "memory"
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:41 PM   #3
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DVD player will draw some current. If you have any remote operated items the remote rcvr will draw current. If you are concerned about killing battery while being store, Just add a switch on the ground side of battery.
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Old 04-15-2018, 04:18 PM   #4
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Yep, always a draw from the assorted LEDs that might run while showing 12v is present, propane sensor (as you have figured out)... Also check the radio. It will keep a draw to maintain its "memory"
No LEDs on when fuse in, radio still works with fuse out and only has. 07 draw ( assume that's the memory in radio) and that fuse isn't for the radio

I have no t.v hooked up or mounted, just the rca plug box, t.v booster -coax cables and 110 plug all side by side under radio in kitchen table upper cabinet
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:11 PM   #5
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I don't know what it is either but why not just add a simple disconnect switch on the negative battery terminal to kill all the draws? .223 is way too hi...roughlly 6 amp hours a day will kill a batt in 2 weeks so it's a good thing you checked it out.
Walmart has these kill switches for about 7 bucks:
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:27 PM   #6
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I don't know what it is either but why not just add a simple disconnect switch on the negative battery terminal to kill all the draws? .223 is way too hi...roughlly 6 amp hours a day will kill a batt in 2 weeks so it's a good thing you checked it out.
Walmart has these kill switches for about 7 bucks:
Pain in the butt to have to take battery cover off every time, so twice every trip

Which for the most part is used only weekends
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:39 PM   #7
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Pain in the butt to have to take battery cover off every time, so twice every trip

Which for the most part is used only weekends
Then install one on the battery box.



https://www.amazon.com/Cllena-Batter.../dp/B01IQRMGFA
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:46 PM   #8
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X2... nice work!
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Then install one on the battery box.



https://www.amazon.com/Cllena-Batter.../dp/B01IQRMGFA
That's better
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i put one on my battery from parts store that has a red plastic key that locks in when on and comes out when not engaged.
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:28 AM   #11
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Then install one on the battery box.



https://www.amazon.com/Cllena-Batter.../dp/B01IQRMGFA
I installed the same switch, but mounted on a small bracket beside the battery box. Much more convenient than the earlier switch on the post.
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:06 PM   #12
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Then install one on the battery box.



https://www.amazon.com/Cllena-Batter.../dp/B01IQRMGFA

Installed the same one, also on the battery box, works great.
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Well took it in, guess the t.v jack amp thing was bad ( knew that) , had some other extended warranty things and asked about the draw, so they checked it

Still going to put disconnect on battery just cause
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