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



Harold,
 
I have a lockzilla which appears to draw about .01 amps or slightly  less.  
That and the JL Audio amp are pulling about 0.05 amps total.   According to 
an earlier posting, that's plenty to draw down a battery after a  week.  I 
don't remember it being like this a couple years ago though so  perhaps my 
battery is not very good either.  
 
What is the current recommended battery?  Mine is from NAPA. It's the  
right size, not the smaller one like Dave Swingle mentioned he had seen people  
mistakenly install a few weeks ago.
 
I will drive the car for a while tomorrow and charge the battery up  well, 
then disconnect the amp and let it sit for a couple weeks.  If the  battery 
is still strong then I will know I need to do something about this amp  
either with a relay or switch or something. Since I didn't have this much  
trouble a couple years ago, I'm thinking the battery might be somewhat bad  too.
 
Andy
 
 
 
In a message dated 5/26/2009 9:21:55 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
hmcelraft@xxxxxxx writes:

The  newer technology these days does not create a big draw on batteries - 
However,  if you have an original door lock module you have a big drain. 
Alone it will  drain a battery in a week to 10 days. There is a fix which many 
people have  done that reduces the drain by some 95%. It is in the files 
section somewhere.  Of course the newer ones sold by DMCH have the newer 
technology that has  minimal drain too.

I have an alarm, a big amp, and a fixed door lock  module. I have armed the 
car for a week without issues.

Harold McElraft  - 3354


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Soma576@...  wrote:
>
> 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:

>




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