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Re: Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

Originally Posted by JohnZion View Post
Erps - good thought, but it was actually -40 and -70 Amps that the Xantrex was registering. The Amp/hrs went from -275 to -335 Amp/hrs within two hours. I kept notes.

Dr Watson - thanks for the advice, I will get an ammeter. Fortunately for me there are forums like this to connect me to people with knowledge I don't yet possess.
That is the answer to the question. I wondered about the minus sign before the amp reading. Of course it is the outgoing consumption since the last charge diosplayed in negative amp hours.

Switch the Xantrex to Amps and it will give you a sensible reading of the actual consumption.

Well spotted ERPS

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