Originally Posted by HJLowell
Explain idle current for me.
I have never heard that term.
No-load current draw. My Xantrex 3000W pure sine wave inverter/charger draws <3.0A with the inverter on, according to the manual. At 3A, it would suck 72Ah per day with the inverter enabled. Reality is likely less than that, but it still adds up over time.
My 600Ah battery wouldn't last more than a week at that rate, though again, it's probably not that high. I'll have to measure it one of these days.
Standby current (unit energized, but inverter not enabled) is shown as <.25A, which is still not nothing.