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Aerial amplifier power usage. 2 months 1 week ago #455916

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I'm interested to know how much current an aerial amplifier draws ,

I am trying to track down the cause of current draw on my battery, the aerial amplifier is one suspect.

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Aerial amplifier power usage. 2 months 1 week ago #455917

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My tv booster unplugged and radio front off by the source button .
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Aerial amplifier power usage. 2 months 1 week ago #455922

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Anseo wrote:
I'm interested to know how much current an aerial amplifier draws ,

I am trying to track down the cause of current draw on my battery, the aerial amplifier is one suspect.

Thanks all.

Depending on model 55-95mA. That would mean that worst case your 85AH battery would be discharged in 850 hours or about 5 weeks or less, possibly much less. Look it up on the Vision-Plus web site.

There is no need to remove the front panel of a radio - the current drawn when it is off is only a milliamp or so and removing the front panel will make no difference to that as the switching circuitry is within the radio, not the front panel.

Does your caravan have an alarm or Tracker as they can also sink a battery?
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Aerial amplifier power usage. 2 months 1 week ago #455933

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I didn't mean to say remove the front of the radio but to actually make sure it is turned off off at the source power button even if it is on and you unclip the front thinking that it'll be turned it off , it is still sourced on .
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Aerial amplifier power usage. 2 months 1 week ago #455936

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I pull the main 20 amp "battery" fuse, which then isolates all circuits, the radio, Ariel amplifier, the fridge and the master control panel. Which does not isolate everything. Which leaves the alarm to power itself from its own battery. The tracker on my last Coachman would flatten the battery in about 5 weeks.
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EH52ARH wrote:
I pull the main 20 amp "battery" fuse, which then isolates all circuits, the radio, Ariel amplifier, the fridge and the master control panel. Which does not isolate everything. Which leaves the alarm to power itself from its own battery. The tracker on my last Coachman would flatten the battery in about 5 weeks.

I recall you mentioning that before Hutch.

I shall follow suit from now on.

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