I don't know of any quartz clock that would draw .2A. If your system is
really drawing that much current when 'shut down', something's amiss. That's
about 3 amp-hours/day, 100 amp-hours/month. Do you have an alarm system that's
Scott Allen wrote:
> As some of y'all may remember I had a problem with the volt. regulator on my
> TD back in November. At the time I had replaced it because my battery was
> dying, and testing indicated the old one was drawing current when the car
> wasn't running, or rather it was determined that the points in the reg
> weren't operating properly. Replacing it fixed the problem.
> So I try and fire up the TD last PM, (five months and 800 miles later) and
> the battery's dead. Testing today at indicates the charging system's
> behaving as follows:
> RPM Volts @ Generator & Battery Ammeter Reading
> 1200, (idle) 12.06 -1 or so
> 2000 13 10-15
> 2500 13.5 15-22
> When the car's shut down I have a miniscule draw, (.2- of an amp) which I
> think is probably the quartz movement in the clock.
> Oh yeah, I have the 5-post reg..
> So I'm wondering if the above is "normal" and if so maybe I'm dealing with
> the transient open points issue again, which considering that both regs came
> from the same source may be a possibility.
> Any info appreciated,
> Scott Allen
> 52 TD
> 74 1/2 BGT
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