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    What is the normal ignition-off draw for a Kenwood KDC-X969?

    I called Kenwood but they were absolutely useless, had no idea what I was talking about. They threw out a completely bogus number of 1-3 amps



    I am currently getting 58mA of draw and that seems too high

    Can anyone share with me their opinion?

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    Not sure about Kenwood. Pioneer is 2mA when ACC off and 40 when on but power off.
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    That seems about right, It shouldnt drain your battery to quickly. If I may ask, why do you need to know. Are you worried about draining. And where did you take your measurments from: the battery, fuses, or directly from the radio power line?
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    The measurement was taken from the battery with all fuses pulled except for the radio fuse

    My battery has a 70Ahr reserve capacity and at a 58mA draw, I believe the battery will not have enough power to start the engine in 5-10 days. I don't drive for weeks at a time so that is a problem for me.

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    You should be fine, keep in mind that the radio fuse is also the clock fuse. With a 58mA draw, it is nearly insignificant to worry about draining your battery within that time frame. If you were so inclined, you could more acurately test the true draw while the radio is off, by testing directly behind the radio.
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