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Curious Question

Discussion in 'SNO-PRO PLOW AND ACCESSORIES by Curtis' started by Lil STX Ford, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Lil STX Ford

    Lil STX Ford Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    Left power switch on, on joystick, and lever on float position, was well past -22c overnight -8f, this morning battery was dead...
    So guess leaving switch powered and in float drains battery? would this be correct assumption...

    Best to learn now before it it's even colder lol

    so glad i got a battery pack to boost with
  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Mine isn't set up that way.
    Mine doesn't do anything if the key isn't on (won't even drop the plow)

    i think yours is wired poorly.
  3. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Not sure about the float part but I leave mine on all the time. When I turn the key off it doesnt work so I am not sure that is it unless yours works with out your key on. You may have something else going on or left a light on? Then again what do I know...Ha ha,

  4. Lil STX Ford

    Lil STX Ford Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    in fuse box everything stays live with or without key, so guess gonna tap into something... but could of been something left on inside too. kids and toys grrr...
  5. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    The power to the joystick should go to power that is only on when the ignition is on. I've left mine plugged in and on also, no draining battery.
  6. Lil STX Ford

    Lil STX Ford Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    checked with tester key off and all open sockets are kept live grrrr in fuse box.. go figure.. maybe i'll tap it to radio or something when weather is warmer.
  7. ondirtymax

    ondirtymax Member
    Messages: 70

    Should be hooked up to a switched power source, but if you can't find one just make sure you turn the switch off