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Anyone happen to know (or have measured) the current draw of the clock on an XC(T)? Just curious about the parasitic (AKA "vampire") draw on the battery.

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my clock shots off and on with the key and never gave it much though seeing how its in the gage cluster.
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You'll have your answer in plenty of time.

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You'll have your answer in plenty of time.
You had to say that, huh? See if I buy any more lay-down license-plate brackets from you...

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You had to say that, huh? See if I buy any more lay-down license-plate brackets from you...
I couldn't think of anything else to tell him. I have an analog digital watch that purports to get 10 years out of one tiny disc battery and this guy is worried about the current his clock draws?!? I wish that was my only problem.

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Not much. I have a volt meter connected to mine, which reads in 10ths. It might drop a tenth or two over 30 days.

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Rick, that was actually pretty clever (although: groan).

I have a touch of OCD, nothing major, and was just wondering if anyone knew the actual current draw when the bike's otherwise "off." You know, 50ma? 10ma? I'm thinking of adding another device with a very minor parasitic draw (30 - 50ma), and I was just wondering how that compared to the clock.

If I never learn the answer, I'll get over it. Heck, I'm over it already.

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Anyone happen to know (or have measured) the current draw of the clock on an XC(T)? Just curious about the parasitic (AKA "vampire") draw on the battery.
I use a Battery tender if bike is parked for a week or more. I use the 12V power outlet in fairing as it is hot even when bike is turned off. (10A Fuse protected) I use battery Tender Adapter CIG Lighter 56-1141. Just plug it in and forget it till the next time you ride.

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I use a Battery tender if bike is parked for a week or more. I use the 12V power outlet in fairing as it is hot even when bike is turned off. (10A Fuse protected) I use battery Tender Adapter CIG Lighter 56-1141. Just plug it in and forget it till the next time you ride.
Thanks, Grog. I already use a smart charger, too, so this is more of an away-from-home type of question. Actually, I'm not too concerned, just curious. But thanks, anyway.

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I use a Battery tender if bike is parked for a week or more. I use the 12V power outlet in fairing as it is hot even when bike is turned off. (10A Fuse protected) I use battery Tender Adapter CIG Lighter 56-1141. Just plug it in and forget it till the next time you ride.
I cant offer you loads of info on ours bike as ive only owned my for 1 month and its been sitting in a garage because of winter.. But, in the automotive world, you should only see 25ma max or you will have battery problems. A clock shouldnt use much of that at all. Its usually other electronics such as radio and ecm electronics that may draw more.
kee in mind that these batteries are much smaller than car batteries so that 25ma standard we used might be less on bikes
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