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I am rebuilding FFR Mark I #1495 and have installed Autometer traditional gages, FFR start switch and headlight switch and aftermarket toggles. The car has a donor harness that was not properly dieted and has many hanging connectors. My problem (if it is one), is a very low level power draw on the battery when the key switch is in the off postion.

My question is --does the eec draw power from an always hot battery feed? Some other component? How do I find a low amperage leak?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Dave
 

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Dave,

I think someone asked a similar question just a couple of days ago and the answer was something to the effect of 1.5 amps of draw was being used by the EEC to maintain memory. Don't quote me, but that sounds familiar.

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Thanks Kevin. I will check the last couple of weeks as well as electrical postings. 1.5 amps is just about what I am getting.

Dave
 

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The EEC draws about 12 milliamps for the memory circuit. So, with 1.5 amps you have about 10 times too much.
 

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Yeah, I thought 1.5 sounded like a lot just to maintain memory. Dave, looks like the search is on for the culprit. Good luck.
 

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At work we use 50 milliamps as a maximum and most cars are in 35-40 milliamp area.
 

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Thanks Guys, I will disconnect the alternator as my next trouble shoot. Lots of loose connectors to figure out.

Dave
 
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