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Old 10-09-2016, 04:24 AM   #1
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Battery drain,damon astorea 3773(2007)

Can anyone help,
When I put a meter on the positive lead I have around a 2.5-2.75 amp drain on my leisure battery(its a new battery) with everything turned off inside the camper(the two chassis batteries hold they charge)ie if i go to bed at 11.00pm with the leisure battery topped up to12.5volts showing on the reader in the camper when you get up at 8.00am it will show 7 or 8 volts on the reader...........what is the drain?and how can I stop it?


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Can anyone help,
When I put a meter on the positive lead I have around a 2.5-2.75 amp drain on my leisure battery(its a new battery) with everything turned off inside the camper(the two chassis batteries hold they charge)ie if i go to bed at 11.00pm with the leisure battery topped up to12.5volts showing on the reader in the camper when you get up at 8.00am it will show 7 or 8 volts on the reader...........what is the drain?and how can I stop it?


Cheers mark.
From England.

Can anyone help,
When I put a meter on the positive lead I have around a 2.5-2.75 amp drain on my leisure battery(its a new battery) with everything turned off inside the camper(the two chassis batteries hold they charge)ie if i go to bed at 11.00pm with the leisure battery topped up to12.5volts showing on the reader in the camper when you get up at 8.00am it will show 7 or 8 volts on the reader...........what is the drain?and how can I stop it?

Cheers mark.
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:32 AM   #2
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I've never heard of the term "leisure" battery. Is this the main coach/house battery, and if so, is there only one? When you say everything is turned off, is this including the inverter and possibly a residential type refrigerator?
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Try turning off inverter, to see if that makes a difference
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Hi mudfrog and kiawah,
In england we call the coach/house battery "leisure"they is only one battery and it is 200amp,every single switch is turned off on the trip switch panel inc converter and inverter and fridge but i still have a 2.5amp drain on the coach/house battery????
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Turning off the switchs of the converter or inverter may only be disconnecting the AC voltage.

Look for battery cables from the two items and disconnect them as a test.
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Hi twinboat sorry what do you mean?
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You may be able to locate the drain by checking the fused wire of each circuit for current flow. If not, you could pull the fuses one at a time to see if it impacts the rate of drain. I would also check the battery to be sure it is able to hold a charge with out being connected. I hope this helps.


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