Parasitic Draw

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Parasitic Draw

Post by achowler1 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:34 pm

I have a parasitic draw on my GL1100A. It's 30milliamps, and i have pulled all fuses and pulled the radio. Has anyone had an ignition switch cause this? Maybe the digital cluster has a draw? I am going to tackle this soon, as it bugs me I cant let it sit 1 or 2 weeks without battery disconnect. Thanks!

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Re: Parasitic Draw

Post by virgilmobile » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:46 pm

Possible leakage in the rectifier/regulator.

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Re: Parasitic Draw

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:12 pm

If you disconnect the regulator and you've still got a draw (with all the fuses pulled), then you've most likely got a partial short somewhere. Do you still have it with the dogbone fuse removed?

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Re: Parasitic Draw

Post by imfree » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:40 am

Did someone run a wire to the battery for the memory on your radio ?

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