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Battery Issue. Help

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by jpell, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. jpell

    jpell Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Hey guys so I dont own the plow or truck. One of my buddies who also is in the snow removal industry is having issues and I am trying to help him out.

    The truck is a 95 Chevy 1500. Its a back up plow which is only used if another vehicle goes down. It has a new battery and a newer alternator. The problem we are having is if the plow stays connected the truck is completely dead the next morning.

    If the plugs are left connected from the plow to the truck can this kill the battery over night? Has anyone else had this issue? Also can the plow controller being connected lead to the battery draining? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,395

    Is it a ph1 or ph2. And does the trk have drls?
  3. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Accessory power [small red wire going to controller] should be wired to a key on 12 v source. If not this could drain battery if controller left on.
  4. jpell

    jpell Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    update: We left the truck over night with everything plow wise disconnected and the battery was still dead the next morning. I think its going into a shop for a professional look over. Thanks for the help.
  5. EliteSnow&Ice

    EliteSnow&Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Does the plow operate with out having to put the keys in the ignition?
    If the plow is wired this way, when you drop the plow on the ground you trigger the float valve to stay on draining the battery. You just need to find a piggy back fuse that works on the ignition.
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,395

    Missed that post huh?