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Old 08-06-2020, 04:45 PM
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I went to the trailer shop and another shop over the last 48 hours (boat on trailer the whole time) battery 2 was on in case I needed to tilt up the motor or whatever, anyway- battery 2 was dead after 48 hours, has anyone here had issues with the Power Pole pump draining batteries even without any use? Ive literately not used one accessory and the battery was dead after 48 hours. Thanks in advance!
Old 08-06-2020, 04:59 PM
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Why the reference to Power Pole, especially if you have not done any analysis?
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I have not had that problem with a single blade 10. I’m always amazed at how easy it is to accidentally hit a switch and it goes unnoticed for hours.
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Old 08-06-2020, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Bayfly View Post
Why the reference to Power Pole, especially if you have not done any analysis?
lol- I guess because I’ve never had one before. Stereo, and vhf are turned off, navigation is in my garage, no switches are engaged. That’s the only thing I can think of that would drain it, don’t know too much about them.
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My power pole drains my battery. Takes about 5 days
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What is the MCA rating on your battery
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I actually connected an ammeter, (multi-meter) to one and yes, they do draw current when not in use.

From the installation instructions - "NOTICE: This HPU will draw current (40 mA) from the battery source when not in use. JL Marine Systems, Inc. strongly recommends the use of a battery disconnect switch".
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Originally Posted by Bayfly View Post
Why the reference to Power Pole, especially if you have not done any analysis?
Looks like someone else should have done some analysis, lol. That John Wayne feller was right.
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Do you not have a battery switch? Power Pole pumps will absolutely drain a battery if not connected to a battery switch.
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I’m using 2 group 24 cranking batteries, because the boat has a 2013 225 Optimax xs on it. Not sure about mca rating.
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The pumps need a cutoff switch. The Bluetooth runs continuously otherwise.
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Old 08-07-2020, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by catch232 View Post
Looks like someone else should have done some analysis, lol. That John Wayne feller was right.
This person must be one of those damocrats, but at least he did his analysis to determine an amp draw.
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Power pole will drain the battery. When done for the day, turn the battery switch off. No more problems.
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