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Old 05-25-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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current draw when idle

I am looking to optimize my 12V battery usage, and found that my trailer is drawing 0.2 amps at rest. Doesn't sound like much, but 4.8Ah/day adds up.

I see the Jensen stereo (clock and backlight) is running all the time. i am gonna pull the fuse and see how much that saves.

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Old 05-25-2011, 02:38 PM   #2
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Most of the draw is probably the smoke and CO detectors...

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Old 05-25-2011, 07:57 PM   #3
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I pull my fuse after each trip......

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Old 05-25-2011, 08:17 PM   #4
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This year I just put in a battery shut off switch and have not had a problem with the battery going dead anymore . Or you can just pull the inline fuse and save some money .
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:09 AM   #5
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Battery tender.....low amps and shuts off when charged.
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:54 AM   #6
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I found that the thermostat has a standby current flow.
I disconnected the battery and it would not work
I found that pulling the fuse and putting it back will reset the thermostat
I had added a 2nd battery and that caused it to not work.

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