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Old 08-08-2022, 05:04 PM   #15
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Propane detector is supposed to be powered at all times. Could be a constant draw. Also on some propane detectors they had a solenoid activated propane shutoff at the tank supply line. It may have a draw.

Any chance you have storage compartments with switched lights inside? Maybe one left on.
The OP's CCI 7719 propane detector, when active and holding the solenoid open, draws 0.168 amps. So that's not his issue.

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Old 08-08-2022, 05:40 PM   #16
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The op's CCI 7719 propane detector, when active and holding the solenoid open, draws 0.168 amps. So that's not his issue.

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I was unable to find the draw on the gas solenoid as CCI is long gone. However the draw on the detector alone is 0.162 amps. I am confident the solenoid draws more than 6 mA. Nevertheless a draw of 0.168 amps is over 32 amp hours in 8 days operation. A significant amount of his battery capacity alone.

Suspect there are still other draws as well, but the detector is a large one over time.

Another small light that can go unnoticed is the closet light. Might be worth a look.
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My 1998 Fleetwood does not have any 12 volt breakers. I am considering pulling the coach 12 volt fuses one at a time and seeing what happens.
With a car of that vintage, the procedure is to pull all of the fuses and re-install one at a time to find the parasitic draw.
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What could this be? I'm befuddled about where to start looking and ... bigger problem ... how?
Sounds like someone needs a hobby.

Since that someone has a MH, maybe that hobby could be camping.

One of my camping hobbies is minimizing run time on the generator to about an hour day.

I have about 50 watts of parasite load. Turning off the inverter, frig and the propane solinoid at night reduces most of it.

I have a 12 vdc TV but my current MH did not have a 12 vdc outlet. So I put one in. One bight I am watching TV and the sound goes out.

The next day I turn on the TV to figure it out. I also start the genny to charge the batteries. After a few minuted the sound come back on. TV needs fully charged batteries for sound to work.

What it boils down to (pun intended) is somethings use a lot of power and others do not. When boodocking I boil water with propane and use a French press to make coffee. When connected to the grid, I use electricty.
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There was a question ,my old Parker LP solenoid was 9v @ 6.8 watts.So at 12v .6 amps. when on my old one had a switch. Had a pic like every tag I run across on my phone just before I abandoned it. Not that it matters ,I gave a try soldering in new Figaro sensor but it didn't fix my unit. New ones with 12v valves were looking like getting to be discontinued by the look of it out of stock nearly everywhere . So just went with a detector.
I've never checked my amp draw with just the new LP detector on but never noticed too much drop in a couple weeks.
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With a car of that vintage, the procedure is to pull all of the fuses and re-install one at a time to find the parasitic draw.
Ahhhh re-installing one at a time is a much better idea than pulling one at a time. This will be the way I go at first I think. Thanks for the other way around thinking Gary!
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These have been some really informative ideas, everyone. This Forum really does Rock when somebody has a problem and is not sure how to start dealing with it.

I will post results when I have more information about my Parasite.
Thank god it's not Giardia... that would be a whole different forum ;-)
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Take a good pic first. Colors are quicker and easier than reading off a chart lol. Do you have salesmanswitch/battery disconnect solenoid to turn off 95% of items.
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Fyi...If your total battery bank is only 400ah...2 amps will damage your batts in a lot less than 8 days. More like 4-5 days depending what type batteries. You don't get to use the whole 400ah. Stop discharging at 50% dod for non deep cycle batteries and 70-80% dod for deep cycle.
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