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Typical/Normal Parasitic Current, Remote Starter

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Posted: December 26, 2018 at 6:26 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote beedix
I installed a Viper 5501 remote start (2 way, 1 mile range) many years ago and was chasing a parasitic (not the remote start). In the process, I did measure my RS. What is the norm when it comes to parasitic loads for the RS only?
Mine runs about 24mA with the rest of the car "off". Suspect this is normal. Is this typical?
Have a couple of additional questions:
1) Would a 1-way only system consume less current?
2) Are there other brands with similar range that are more efficient?
3) Doubt it, but have the more recent Viper models introduced more efficiency?
Thanks in advance.
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Location: Canada
Posted: December 27, 2018 at 5:44 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote sparkie
That reading is pretty typical for most remote starters and bypass modules. All systems will measure roughly the same no matter what they are. I haven't measured any of the newer DEI digital systems to know if they are any better.

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