Stray DC current

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Busia
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Re: Stray DC current

Postby Busia » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:34 pm

How is that possible?
In that case I would suspect the battery was good, and you only thought it was bad. I would suspect a bad contact in the ignition switch that had a high resistance so you did not have enough power to pull in the solenoid. That electricity stuff is magic.
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located in Ketchikan, Alaska. Gods country
32 foot Marinette express. (no fly bridge)
twin 350 Crusader (Chev 350) engines
1:1 Borg Warner velvet drive transmissions
Closed cooling (antifreeze in the engine)
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Re: Stray DC current

Postby Busia » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:16 pm

Re-read your post and made me wonder if you had a battery with the side terminals. Have had the same problems and it was the battery cable to the battery connection. I hate those side terminals!
BUSIA
located in Ketchikan, Alaska. Gods country
32 foot Marinette express. (no fly bridge)
twin 350 Crusader (Chev 350) engines
1:1 Borg Warner velvet drive transmissions
Closed cooling (antifreeze in the engine)
Proud to be retired IBEW