SARV3 amperage idle draw

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SARV3 amperage idle draw

Postby atmarineserv on Tue May 11, 2010 1:06 pm

Hi Coulom,
What should a SARV3 draw from the regulator power, with the on/off switched off. I am drawing .1A confirmed with a clamp on meter on this wire. There is not a solenoid hooked up for 2 bank chargeing, or is its outpu energized. Is this within spec? If so, why? Thanks!!
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Re: SARV3 amperage idle draw

Postby Coulomb on Mon May 17, 2010 10:40 am

A clamp-on is generally not very accurate at low Amps. There is probably about 0.03 Amps draw, however. Enough to keep the battery combiner function alive.
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