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#1 2019-05-14 22:44:47

kanewesley
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Registered: 2019-05-14
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Battery Discharging overnight

I have a Citroen Dispatch 2005 (55 plate)  van, the battery is discharging overnight.

I found if I remove a certain 10A fuse, which feeds the blower, speedo and fuel gauge the battery does not run flat overnight.
I have either to pull this fuse or disconnect tjhe battery overnight.
Has anyone else had this trouble?
Is there somewhere I can download a wiring diagram for this circuit?
Is my Dispatch 55 reg known as any other name...i e jumpy?

What is a Bad parasitic drain value?
I think  when I measured it ...it was about 12mA

Thanks !

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#2 2019-05-14 23:05:02

OAT
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From: Borders/Dales
Registered: 2017-01-03
Posts: 281

Re: Battery Discharging overnight

Have a look through :-

https://dispatchexpertscudo.org.uk/foru … .php?id=10

Your parasitic drain value is actualy very good at 12mA.  Anything under 50 considered good and some newer vehicles at 80+.  Was that drain before the current (:)) problems?

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#3 2019-05-14 23:56:03

kenbw2
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From: Bradford/Preston/Anywhere
Registered: 2017-11-26
Posts: 313

Re: Battery Discharging overnight

Terrible maths, but at 12mA, over 10 hours, that's only 0.12Ah. Considering your battery will be at least 45Ah, that's small change. How did you measure the drain? You could confirm it using the multimeter between the battery terminal and positive wire, and again by taking the fuse out and putting the multimeter in its place.

OAT wrote:

the current (:)) problems

I see watt you did there smile

Last edited by kenbw2 (2019-05-14 23:57:37)


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Upcoming Camper
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Camper Conversion + full time home
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
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#4 2019-05-17 13:40:46

kanewesley
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Registered: 2019-05-14
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Re: Battery Discharging overnight

Measured it inline with the battery and connections using a digital multimeter.

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#5 2019-05-18 06:21:44

Ricko
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From: SW Lancs
Registered: 2017-01-18
Posts: 197

Re: Battery Discharging overnight

The usual method is to isolate which circuit is causing the issue in the manner that you've done, ammeter inline with the battery, then it's the painstaking job of inspecting that circuit looking for; trapped wires, earthing issues, shorts etc.
Not an easy fix, a good auto electrician may be a faster route but the obvious downside is the cost.


2004 Citroen Dispatch 2.0 Hdi

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