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Re: Battery Drain Rate [Re: Peter J] #601237
27/10/19 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Gambalunga
Originally Posted by chanteclair
Originally Posted by Gambalunga
We had a friend with an Aero arrive here a couple of years back and it turned out that a seemingly good battery was going flat overnight however if he operated the inertia kill switch, thereby disconnecting the battery, it would start without problems the next morning. We went to the local auto electrician and discovered two things: 1) there was a constant drain on the battery that was enough to flatten any battery overnight, and 2) the battery was a little down on power and needed replacing.

It was too difficult to identify the source of the drain but when the battery was replaced the current drain dropped back to virtually normal for the various small items that had to remain live to some degree, central locking, radio, etc.

So it seems that if the battery is not fully up to the correct voltage some item in the car was not fully disconnecting when the ignition was turn off. With a fully charged battery the item turned off correctly. confused2 confused2 confused2


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Re: Battery Drain Rate [Re: Peter J] #601240
27/10/19 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Gambalunga
Originally Posted by chanteclair
Originally Posted by Gambalunga
We had a friend with an Aero arrive here a couple of years back and it turned out that a seemingly good battery was going flat overnight however if he operated the inertia kill switch, thereby disconnecting the battery, it would start without problems the next morning. We went to the local auto electrician and discovered two things: 1) there was a constant drain on the battery that was enough to flatten any battery overnight, and 2) the battery was a little down on power and needed replacing.

It was too difficult to identify the source of the drain but when the battery was replaced the current drain dropped back to virtually normal for the various small items that had to remain live to some degree, central locking, radio, etc.

So it seems that if the battery is not fully up to the correct voltage some item in the car was not fully disconnecting when the ignition was turn off. With a fully charged battery the item turned off correctly. confused2 confused2 confused2


This friend it was me .... Chanteclair

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Re: Battery Drain Rate [Re: Peter J] #603547
14/11/19 06:39 PM
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Peter would you like me to come around with my FLIR camera and see what is hot! It'll be the various instrumentation adaption modules along with the Immobilizer, you'll probably find a hot CANBUS or LINBUS chip or two.

Alternately remove the fuses and see when it stops then investigate what is hanging off the end of said feed.


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Re: Battery Drain Rate [Re: Peter J] #603625
15/11/19 10:56 AM
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Mark, that's a smart idea. May I ask what you are using for the FLIR ? Is it s bolt to a smart phone or some dedicated device.


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Re: Battery Drain Rate [Re: milligoon] #603628
15/11/19 11:15 AM
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I'd say Yes, if I had a car.
But it is still at Williams....
Should be back on Tuesday...... perhaps....


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Re: Battery Drain Rate [Re: Alistair] #603719
16/11/19 01:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Alistair
Mark, that's a smart idea. May I ask what you are using for the FLIR ? Is it s bolt to a smart phone or some dedicated device.

Just the FLIR one add-on for my phone

Last thing I used it for was searching for a wasp nest at night in the hedge at the bottom of my garden!


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Re: Battery Drain Rate [Re: Peter J] #603720
16/11/19 01:59 AM
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Give me a shout when it's convenient Peter, maybe one weekend.


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Re: Battery Drain Rate [Re: milligoon] #603731
16/11/19 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by milligoon
Originally Posted by Alistair
Mark, that's a smart idea. May I ask what you are using for the FLIR ? Is it s bolt to a smart phone or some dedicated device.

Just the FLIR one add-on for my phone

Last thing I used it for was searching for a wasp nest at night in the hedge at the bottom of my garden!


Info at https://www.flir.com/flirone


Peter

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