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Unread 02-24-2016, 08:00 PM   #1
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I have a 0-5k Alltrax 400amp controller, series motor, and I am experiencing some sort of parasitic draw somewhere. Every morning I walk out and look the digital volt meter and it is down 1/10th of a volt every day. Where should I start checking and what procedure should I use?
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Unread 02-24-2016, 08:12 PM   #2
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Other than 1% battery self-discharge, voltage reducer??


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Unread 02-24-2016, 08:20 PM   #3
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There is a voltage reducer, the only thing running off of that are the turn signals & brake lights
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Put an amp meter in series with the batteries and start disconnecting stuff.
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Self discharge is probably the cause but you can put your ammeter in series with one of the cables between batteries and measure the current draw. IT should be small.
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Unread 02-24-2016, 09:38 PM   #6
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Default Re: Parasitic amp draw

getting back to the earlier reducer comment, if the reducer is wired directly to the batteries, and not activated by a key switch, it will draw juice weather the accessories are turned on or not.
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