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Old 02-05-2013, 03:52 PM
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I ran into a dastardly problem in that I can't switch meter ranges without waking up the car (because I have to disconnect & reconnect the test leads), so I can't get better granularity than that below without adding a jumper (which I don't have so I'd need to make out of heavy wire & clamps).

But, given these results ...

How do these numbers look for initial "active" (first 16 minutes) and, then, later "quiescent" (after 16 minutes) parasitic drain?
  • First 16 minutes: Active current = 2.31 amps
  • After 16 minutes: Quiescent current = 90 milliamps

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