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Old 09-20-2013, 03:18 PM   #11
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I just pull out the inline fuse that is located near the battery, I suppose not all trailers will have this fuse in this location.
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:39 PM   #12
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I believe most radios are wired this way in trailers. I put in a switch like you mentioned. But this is not the only phantom draw. The propane/co2/smoke detectors will also draw down a battery in a period of time. Your best bet is to put a quick disconnect on the + battery terminal so all power ceases to flow.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:05 PM   #13
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I pull the inline fuse, near the battery, and leave on Kitchen counter also.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:52 AM   #14
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On my 2013 26bh pulling the fuse doesn't do anything. I have to disconnect the battery to stop those drains.
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:53 AM   #15
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On my 2013 26bh pulling the fuse doesn't do anything. I have to disconnect the battery to stop those drains.
This should be a concern.. there should be only one MAIN lead back to the battery controller from the battery. When that main inline fuse is pulled there should be NO 12vdc power to the trailer at all. The only item that will have 12vdc power is the break away switch for the breaks. How many wires do you have connected to the batteries positive terminal? Something to check into..
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:38 AM   #16
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Once I get some time, I will be checking the phantom power draws and try to figure out what is pulling what and how many milliamps. This summer while boondocking my DW told me to put a switch on the radio, because of the blue light and to preserve the battery.
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On my 154 BH I push the radio's power button for a "3 count" and the screen goes blank. Is the radio still drawing power then?
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On my 154 BH I push the radio's power button for a "3 count" and the screen goes blank. Is the radio still drawing power then?
If the radio's clock is still keeping the correct time, I would have to say yes.
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Bright radio screen even when it's turned "off"

I thought I would revive this thread. I'm having the same issue but with a different concern. I am not worried about battery draw. What bugs me is the screen is so dang bright. When we are sleeping I want the battery connected to power the smoke / CO alarms. I just don't want the screen to be illuminated. We have been taping a paper plate over the screen. I'd rather just turn the screen off.

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DW had the same issue with light at night. The radio is in the media center under the Tv, so before bed I double up the kitchen towel and hang it over the display. I was going to put a disconnect switch in next to the radio, except all the preset stations would not be saved.

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