Re: [DML] Re: tracking down a power drain
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Re: [DML] Re: tracking down a power drain



Hi Everyone,
 
Thanks for the tips.  I'm afraid my problem is deeper than simple  things 
like door lights (fixed those almost 10 years ago!).  It appears  stereo amps 
will draw down power even when the key is out of the ignition,  according 
to a car audio shop in town.  My only solutions appear to  be:
 
1. Install a switch on the battery
2. Get a bigger battery
3. Plug my car into a trickle charger if I don't think I'll drive it in the 
 next couple days
4. Hook up a relay to the ignition switch and amp so that it only receives  
+12 from the battery when the key is in the 'on' position.
 
I'm liking the relay idea most because that will avoid having to flip a  
switch behind the seat all the time and also lose my radio stations.   Anyone 
know what kind of relay I should buy to do this?  Where in the  electrical 
panel is the best place to receive a hot signal from the ignition  switch 
without hacking everything up?
 
Andy
 
 
 
 
In a message dated 5/26/2009 7:27:37 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
fhudkins@xxxxxxxxx writes:

FYI, a  black vacuum cap does the job nicely.

Farrar Hudkins
#2613

On  Tue, May 26, 2009 at 1:58 PM, Rod Dillman <rhdillman@xxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
> While all three of my switches have the rubber boot or
>  cover on them, I can not find a part number for them in the manual.  Rod
> 10921


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