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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 03-07-2007, 05:06 PM
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Power draw in key position 1 & 2

In case anyone was wondering...

My car draws approx 8 amps in the accessory position (note that I have navigation, sirius, intravee, ipod). In the 'on' position and climate control turned off, the car draws ~14 amps.

The CarPC laptop draws an additional 2A with its lid closed (lcd off).
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Interesting...add anymore accessories do you think you'd need a second battery? (not that anything else is needed)
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Interesting...add anymore accessories do you think you'd need a second battery? (not that anything else is needed)

Nah, I think the single battery is fine (well, it's 4yrs old in a few weeks, so I'll be replacing it with a DL49 anyway).


I measured to figure out what size power supply I'd need if I wanted to... say... let people play with my car all day @ Bimmerfest.
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