Motorhome Forums, Motorhome Discussion, Motorhome Chat - Reply to Topic

Thread: battery drain 94ducato Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Motorhome Forums, Motorhome Discussion, Motorhome Chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
11-09-2019 07:41
raynipper Is the van new to you Robert?
Maybe a previous owner wired the fridge to the engine battery as that could be a 20 amp load.

Ray.
10-09-2019 21:20
Mrplodd Pulling a starter battery down THAT quickly requires a fair amount of current to be drawn. Something like the headlights (if they are Halogen not LED) It’s certainly not the radio or alarm doing it.

Andy
10-09-2019 21:03
raynipper Don't suppose you can pull all 12v fuses and see if there is any drain? If not replace the fuses one by one till you find the culprit.

Ray.
10-09-2019 20:47
shercat Assuming you have a multimeter, this youtube video on battery drain should set you in the right direction.

10-09-2019 15:56
Robert Jones
battery drain 94ducato

If I leave the main vehicle battery connected for more than an hour the battery is drained to an extent it wont start the camper.
There is a large spark when I connect the battery, the spark is smaller when I disconnect the red wire that feeds the headlight switch.This wire is on a multi connection connector just above the battery.
has anyone come across this before? what did you find?
I'm contemplating dismantling behind the steering column and disconnecting wires until the battery drain disappears.

Where is best to look for a wiring diagram for both the fiat ducato base vehicle and the Eldis 270 motorhome?

The voltage display in the back is strange that it shows voltage on battery 1 and 2 even when one of them is disconnected, this might be related I don't know.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome