I had the battery tested. They said it was good. As far as I can tell the battery is only a year old. However, I have just replaced it anyway. I measured the voltage. I'll let the truck sit overnight and see what the voltage is tomorrow.smj999smj wrote:Battery shouldn't drop below 10 volts when cranking. Have you had the battery tested? That would be where I would start after making sure the battery connections were clean and tight.
BTW, are you sure it's ".25A" and not ".025A?" If it is .25 amps, then you have a hell of a draw! For parasitic loss, you don't want to see more than 50-milliamps, which is .050A.ssobol wrote:FWIW, when my Pathfinder is off (key out of the ignition all doors closed) I measure a current drain on the battery of about .25A. I know that this is some drain on the battery normally in this condition, but is .25A higher than normal?
Turns out that the current draw is about .25A for some minutes after the vehicle is switched off. After awhile it drops down to about .05A. If the electronics backup fuses are removed, the current drops right away when the vehicle is switched off. I read somewhere that it can take 20-30 minutes for modern vehicles to fully power down after switching them off.smj999smj wrote:...
BTW, are you sure it's ".25A" and not ".025A?" If it is .25 amps, then you have a hell of a draw! For parasitic loss, you don't want to see more than 50-milliamps, which is .050A.