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Old 12-08-2019, 05:05 PM   #1
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Parasitic Electrical Drain on Leisure Unity

I have a parasitic drain on my 2017 Leisure Unity. I think it might be in my entertainment system but not sure. Any suggestions? Thank you BMM
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I thought the same thing. Found out it was the charger that was not fully charging the battery. Installed a smart charger (old one was pretty dumb I was told and would take 5 days to fully charge). Going to quartz site next month for a test.
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I have a parasitic drain on my 2017 Leisure Unity. I think it might be in my entertainment system but not sure. Any suggestions? Thank you BMM
I suggest getting a clamp-on multimeter. Put it on the battery wire to measure the draw. Then start pulling fuses until the draw goes away. At that point you'll at least have an idea of the culprit. Once you know what fuse it is, make a list of all the things on that fuse and start disconnecting things. You'll have it figured out in no time.
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I suggest getting a clamp-on multimeter. Put it on the battery wire to measure the draw. Then start pulling fuses until the draw goes away. At that point you'll at least have an idea of the culprit. Once you know what fuse it is, make a list of all the things on that fuse and start disconnecting things. You'll have it figured out in no time.
That's the exact way to check for a parasitic drain. If a person doesn't have a "clamp-on" style multimeter and only a regular VOM amp meter they can turn the settings to amps and disconnect the battery wire. Put one lead on the wire and one lead on the battery.
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Another way is to install a shunt based battery monitor- like Victron BMV-712. This will give you (via bluetooth on your phone) the Draw or charge that is occurring to your batteries. Then pull the fuses to find the ones with an unwanted draw.
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