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Old 06-29-2020, 11:11 PM   #1
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Radio Draining Battery (Furrion DV7200)

I've noticed that my Furrion DV7200 is not completely powered off, but in standby mode. Is there a way to completely power it off? Even in standby mode, I would think that it would drain the battery over the winter. Unless (RV newbie here) I'm supposed be disconnecting the batteries if my pop-up sits for longer than a month with no use?


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Old 06-29-2020, 11:28 PM   #2
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Install a battery disconnect switch on the battery.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:42 AM   #3
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ditto on what bikendan said! and i'll be there are still other devices that create a parasitic drain on the batteries.
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I remove my batteries for the winter but during the summer, I keep my camper plugged in at the house.
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Radio battery drain

Just pull the fuse that is what I do on mine
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:04 PM   #6
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If I didn't keep mine plugged up year round I would install something. I considered a switch on the radio for that reason.
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:11 PM   #7
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Just pull the fuse that is what I do on mine
But if they install a battery disconnect switch, it'll stop the other parasitic power drains, like the CO monitor.
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I installed a switch that kills all power to the stereo for when we're boondocking -

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Old 06-30-2020, 10:16 PM   #9
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I installed a battery disconnect switch that disconnects Everything except the landing gear. I can hitch and unhitch it without having to connect the battery.

Prior to that I simply pulled the Negative battery cable from the battery....when I did that, Nothing was a drain on the system.

I still have my battery connected with a stainless hex nut on the Pos post and a wing nut on the Neg post for easy disconnect.
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Install a battery disconnect switch on the battery.
Yes, the only way to save the batteries during storage is to completely disconnect them from the RV circuitry and a battery disconnect switch is more convenient than disconnecting the battery cable. I put the switch in the negative line going to the RV frame and the batteries don't drain anymore.
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Any item that can be operated by a remote will have a parasitic power drain and it needs to listen for a command from the remote. Battery disconnect switch or add an on/off switch in the radio circuit next to the radio.
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