Slow Electrical Drain

Calvin & Diana Craig calvinlc at
Mon Oct 7 20:18:01 EDT 2002

I also endorse Mike's method of simply hooking a DVM up to the battery and
seeing when the battery voltage comes up, or the current goes down.  I
usually just measure the current drain on the battery by disconnecting the
ground wire from the battery and hooking the DVM in series with the wire and
battery on the Amps setting.  Remember on either one make sure the door is
shut and the interior lights are off.  My guess is that if it takes two days
to drain you are looking at something around 200 to 500 mA.  Drain should be
less than 50 mA, closer to 20, with everything off and closed.
--Calvin Craig

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