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Old 12-31-2012, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ctuna View Post
Nice so its drawing .5 amps when it not in sleep mode.
Some have said just bringing the keyfob in range can wake it up .
Did you get a reading on running the radio with the car setting ?
Jumps to 20mA with the CA Fob in range. Ideally I'd measure on a lower range of the meter but didn't want to risk frying it. In standby it mostly read 10mA jumping to 20mA sometimes. CA Fob nearby it was almost always showing 20mA.

With a 70Ah battery 20mA would last a long time.

If I remember I'll try the radio tomorrow. Evening is about to start.. good idea about the radio; Likely it's in the 6->7A range; there were more details in my other currently running thread.

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