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  1. david74

    Omron scales battery drain. Where do I start?

    Hi, I have these Omron BF511 scales which notoriously develop a battery drain problem. Normally they are supposed to last a year but suddenly they start draining a set of 4 AA batteries within a day. I took it apart to see if it has suffered from water damage. And indeed it had. The water...
  2. B

    MVHR unit - condensate drain arrangement?

    I’ve purchased a single room unit to extract air from the bathroom, it will pass it through a heat exchanger and exhaust outside. In parallel, air is drawn from outside, through the heat exchanger and slightly warmed before vented through the ceiling of the landing/stairwell - there have been...
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    House has a lean to with a metal clad box and plastic double switched socket adjacent to a waste water drain.

    A lean to with a metal clad box and a plastic double switched socket fitted to it adjacent to a water drain for a washing machine. Obviously I am not happy with it so thought I would fit a BG weatherproof IP66 as a direct replacement; thinking I had to remove the flex I pulled some 2.5mm T&E...
  4. D

    E39 530i touring - Nav fuse stray voltage on earth side - battery drain

    I have recently traced what I think is probably causing my battery drain to fuse 56 in the boot of my touring which is one of the navigation fuses. I thought could just pull the fuse to stop the drain as I never use the sat nav anyway but its had some other consequences. When I pull the fuse...
  5. S

    UK Data Cables Running in ACO Drain

    Hi, I am a surveyor and we are currently managing some refurb works on a property. This property has an old Clipsal lighting system and a wired network installed in the past. This isn’t specifically electrical, so I don’t know if I am allowed data questions in here. I am sure there is plenty of...
  6. Sumer321

    Car battery drain

    Serious power drain on battery on Audi 80 1992.30 mins after turning engine off no battery power won't start.ALL main components seem fine.After turning engine off a humming noise comes from back of engine ?this stops if I disconnect negative terminal on battery.Could this be causing power...
  7. O

    Lithium reverse drain

    Hi all, diy newb here trying to clean up the electrical on my sailboat. Current power storage consists of 8x 130Ah lithium batteries, which are charged by the alternator and/or an 815W PV solar array via Xantrex C40 charge controller. In rewiring my house branch breaker panel, I accidentally...
  8. Sumer321

    Audi 80 92 2.0 l serious battery drain

    Audi 80 92. 2.0l. Serious battery drain in the morning tried to turn but not enough power from battery.jumps easily runs ok stop turn off then turn on same problem.won't turn .bought new battery same problem.alternator checked no problem mechanic says it's charging battery ok.any help would be...
  9. L

    The Plot Thickens ... (mystery parasitic battery drain)

    Hi Folks, Got a bit of a mystery on my hands and it's so far left 2 RAC techs and a local garage absolutely baffled. 10 Days ago I bought a used 2004 Ford Fiesta 1.4 TCDI, drove great, everything worked great, smelt nice so of course I bought it happy as larry. Suddenly one morning without...
  10. dksanders

    SWA in drain permissable?

    Hi All, I've been asked to get a supply for a car park PIR light across the car park entrance from the existing light. The only way across would be by running the SWA cable in a drain that runs across the driveway (see picture). Is there any reason that I shouldn't do that? I can't think of...
  11. G

    battery drain help needed

    I have a 2004 Peugeot Boxer van, converted professionally in 2014 to a very high standard by the previous owner. I have a major issue with battery drain. The battery power decreases over about 3/4 days to a point where there is not enough charge to turn over the engine. So far, I have replaced...
  12. polo1

    Domestic Wet pants catastrophe

    Ok, so I've been asked to check a possibly faulty lower immersion element. Sure enough, it's gubbed. Fortunately I had a spare the correct size in the van. Drain down a massive cylinder, but can't get the element shifted. Not insured for hot works, so ask the letting agents to organise a...
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    Bonding of drain cover in tanked basement

    Doing some work on a building with a tanked basement. In one corner there is a drain cover that is an extraneous conductive part so I need to attach a bonding conductor. I was thinking of something I could bolt on to the rim (about 5cm wide) that wouldn't interfere with taking the cover off...
  14. J

    something is sucking my battery down!!!!

    Someone please help,i have a 99 f150 4.6 v8 and my guages went crazy one day,my lights Went dim and then my truck died.so i thought is was alternator,i was wrong but i put a new alternator and new battery On it anyways.(thank god for warrantys)something is still drianing my battery.i pulled...
  15. N

    Odd battery drain problem.

    Hello I have a very perculier problem that has been bugging me literaly years. Back story, I'll try and be as quik as possible: I have an Audi 44 B5, which, after a couple of years suddenly started with a battery drain problem. Neither I nor the garage could find any problem with a...
  16. B

    Battery drain on bmw 545i

    Hi all After a few hours my car will drain the battery up to the point it will not start the car, and over night will completely kill it. I have changed the battery for a brand new 110ah and still the same. Had the alternator checked and was deemed to be charging the battery correctly. Its...
  17. J

    Audi battery intermittent drain

    Audi A6 – 2007 Since I bought the car 2.5 years ago at a main Audi dealership it’s had an intermittent battery drain which I’ve tried all sorts to trace. It’s getting steadily worse and none of the ‘standard’ techniques have traced it yet, mostly due to the intermittency of the fault. The...
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    Residual current drain from a leisure battery

    Hi Guys. I have a problem that's driving me nuts. I have a '96 lwb transit camper and am in Spain at the moment. I bought a 50W solar panel and new leisure battery, 96aH I think, both brand new. I also bought a new 15W regulator to control it all. I'm no electrician but I know enough to wire...
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    Curent drain

    My car battery will go flat, if I leave it connected, within 2 days. If I remove the positive cable from the battery and reconnect after x amount of days it starts no problem. When I put my multimeter in series it shows a drain of 0.11 amps. When I remove the fuses one at a time the only time...
  20. D

    Battery drain and related question

    1. What would caus sparks whenever I touch the terminals with a spanner when battery is connected? Is it sign of a short? 2. Chrysler Grand Voyager 2.5 CRD drains battery flat over 2 days. When I switch off ignition and pull key out, the trip computer stays lit even after closing and l8cking...
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