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Posted: April 25, 2011 at 11:07 AM / IP Logged  

howie ll wrote:
Another test, disconnect the battery neg. terminal, set your DMM for 10 amps DC setting, neg. probe to battery terminal and pos. probe to disconnected lead. With alarm on and off the difference should be about 30 milliamps.
You should get an at rest reading of about 40-80 milliamps. Anything over 100, you've a serious problem, the alarm is just adding to an already excessive load.
When you put the battery terminal back, have a door open and the keys in your hand, the alarm might trigger on.

Hi Howie,

When I did the load test, the difference was 0.01 I am not sure how many milliamps that is.

When I did the battery test, my multimeter has 2 settings to test the battery.  DCV and Battery load test.
The DCV reading is 12.59 after my car sat idle for over 12 hours.   The battery load test read 12.40.   Which reading to I use to determine battery charge remaining?



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Posted: April 25, 2011 at 2:07 PM / IP Logged  
That tells me that your battery is OK...DCV
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