Originally Posted by Silk
Because it could take hours and hours to find the problem vs 15 minutes to put a disconnect in.
. . .pay some mechanic $130 an hour to fix a problem that can be resolved in 15 minutes for $20.
You are right about the cost and convenience. . .but instinct tells me to fix it rather than bandaid it. However, my own labor is free to me.
I guess I wouldn't want a simple failure to cascade into other more complex failures, and I like playing Sherlock Holmes.
If this thing has a voltage regulator that's the first thing I'd check [it gets stressed].
Next would be any electronic modules [they're fragile] and last would be the diode bridge in the alternator.
Normal turned-off current draw should probably be less than 10 mA, which is reverse leakage through the alt. diodes.
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