Battery going flat

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Doug G
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Battery going flat

Post by Doug G » Mon Jul 02, 2018 20:57

Any suggestions where to begin?

The battery goes flat really quickly, e.g. within a day.

The alternator is working.

Where do I start looking for the fault?

Could it be a chafed wire from the positive terminal ?

Any polite suggestions where to begin?
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Re: Battery going flat

Post by Tim » Mon Jul 02, 2018 23:14

You need a multimeter. Set it to the 10 Amp range. Disconnect one of the battery leads and with the ignition and everything else turned off, connect the leads of the multimeter between the battery terminal and the end of the lead. It shouldn't show any current flowing. If it does, something is making the battery go flat, so you need to disconnect things to find out what. Start with the alternator, it may have a defective diode pack.

If no current is flowing your battery is probably stuffed.

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Re: Battery going flat

Post by Doug G » Tue Jul 03, 2018 16:39

Thanks.

Unlikely to be battery. I replaced it. :D

Will go through the diagnostics you suggest. Thanks.
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