Re: [DML] power drains....
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Re: [DML] power drains....



Thank David,



I took the battery in after trickle charging it all night.? They said it wasn't charged all the way but still passed the tests.? After some friendly arguing, they agreed to replace it for free.? Now it starts a lot easier.



I found two power drains now - the fuse 6 which runs the horn, flasher, and seatbelt, which is drawing about 0.04 amps when the car is shut off, and my amplifier for the stereo which is drawing about 0.04 amps as well.? I guess the first thing I will do is clean all my grounds with a dremel and see if that helps.? 



Any other tips?



Andy









You cannot infer from a simple voltage reading what the ampere
capacity of a battery is. It takes a load test to determine that. Most
places will do it for free in the hopes of selling you a battery. If
you let a new battery go completly dead several times you may have
killed it. Lead-Acid batteries do not take kindly to being completely
discharged.
Pull all of the fuses. Put an ammeter in series with the battery.
Install the fuses one-at-a-time and watch the ammeter. When it jumps
up you will know which circuit is the problem. A battery Master Switch
is also useful.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757





-----Original Message-----
From: David Teitelbaum <jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thu, 2 Aug 2007 9:34 pm
Subject: Re: [DML] power drains....



You cannot infer from a simple voltage reading what the ampere
capacity of a battery is. It takes a load test to determine that. Most
places will do it for free in the hopes of selling you a battery. If
you let a new battery go completly dead several times you may have
killed it. Lead-Acid batteries do not take kindly to being completely
discharged.
Pull all of the fuses. Put an ammeter in series with the battery.
Install the fuses one-at-a-time and watch the ammeter. When it jumps
up you will know which circuit is the problem. A battery Master Switch
is also useful.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Hervey" <john@...> wrote:
>
> Andy, 
> 12.66 volts the battery is at 100%, 12.5 volts the battery is at
80%, 12.2
> volts the battery is at 40%. That's why at 12.2 volts it most likely
won't
> start.
> John Hervey
> www.specialtauto.com
> www.deloreanautoparts.com
> 
> 
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