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Draining battery

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by 04HDBoss, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. 04HDBoss

    04HDBoss Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I have a 2004 Chevy 2500Hd with a 3 year old boss plow only used for the private road I live on and a couple drivesways. When I have the plow on just sitting it drains the battery in one day. Any suggestions?
     
  2. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Does ur plow operate when key is "off"? if so when ur controler is in "float mode" you are drawing power, to fix it, all you have to do is at the fuse panel connect the black/red to a key'ed source.
     
  3. overtime

    overtime Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    X2. Is it only with the plow on? Just double checking?
     
  4. 04HDBoss

    04HDBoss Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    When you turn on the controller it has power but it only clicks a solenoid doesn't move cameo. Yes it only seems to drain my battery when the plow is on. It also pulls my battery voltage way down probably to 10 or so on the voltmeter
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2010
  5. overtime

    overtime Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    im not going to say but maybe something in the controller. Sounds like we need B & B.
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Is the black/red wire at the controller hot with the ignition off?
     
  7. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    That's about all it could be isn't it?
     
  8. Diesel Bob

    Diesel Bob Member
    Messages: 33

    Have your alternator checked for the correct amount of output. My buddies 08 began dropping the voltage down also on his gauge and his battery would be dead the next day. Turned out the alternator was bad.
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Wouldn't apply here as he stated it happens ONLY with the plow attached.



    And yes Mike.
     
  10. 04HDBoss

    04HDBoss Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I figured out that the Black/Red wire was powered even when the key is off so I fixed that so it turns off with the ignition. I will check with my meter and see if it is putting out enough voltage and I might have to take it and have it test further.. Thanks for all the help this is a great place to get a lot of information.
     
  11. Diesel Bob

    Diesel Bob Member
    Messages: 33