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Re: Followup on Dead 8N Battery - Maybe it wasn't a Senior Momnt

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03-01-2013 16:14:06

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ED, any time you have a problem with a battery drain, remove the grounded cable from the battery. Hook up a test light from the battery to ground. If the light , lights, you have a circuit that will drain the battery.. The Brighter the light the more current drain. Simply start unhooking wires, when the light goes out you have isolated the "drain". Narrow it down to find the "problem".

If you have a problem, email me. I am a "retired electrician" and have found a lot of shorts this way.


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03-01-2013 16:17:38

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 Re: Followup on Dead 8N Battery - Maybe it wasn't a Senior Momnt in reply to old-9, 03-01-2013 16:14:06  
Joe, Great tip. I am wiring challenged...I'm gonna file this one away.

Colin, MN

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03-01-2013 16:46:17

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 Re: Followup on Dead 8N Battery - Maybe it wasn't a Senior Momnt in reply to Colin King, 03-01-2013 16:17:38  
An old trick the "old timers" ( rember I am over 65) taught me. All the older electrical pannels had "plug" fuses, same base as a light bulb. If one had a "direct short", just screw in a 100 watt light bulb. If it was dim just a normal load, if it was BRIGHT then a direct short. Locate the part of the wiring that killed the lamp and you found the "short". Just rember you Still are working with a HOT circuit!!!!!!Current running through your body HURTS! don't ask, joe

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