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Thread: The Lilliput drains my battery to EXACTLY 5 volts!

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    Angry The Lilliput drains my battery to EXACTLY 5 volts!

    My battery is drained again, but I noticed something when I hooked up a voltmeter to the battery. The voltage is reading at EXACTLY 5.00 volts. WHAT ARE THE ODDS?!?

    So, I am looking for some sanity. I understand that the M2-ATX is to forcibly power off after it sees a drop below 11.2 volts. My next hypothesis is that it is the Lilliput LCD.

    Does anyone have a Lilliput 619 that they just leave plugged into unkeyed power? Can you confirm for me that the Lilliput does / does not drain the battery to five volts?

    Cause, if it's not the Lilliput, I might know what going crazy feels like.

    Thanks in advance!

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    if you have a regular/cheap battery, and it has been drained a few times than any little draw will kill it fast.

    I have the equivalent of a EBY701 and I leave it on all the time. Takes about 2 weeks before the optima yellowtop gets too low to crank.
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    Thanks, 2k1Toaster. (BTW, extra double thanks for your insightful drawing on what happens if you don't wire to the battery. I would have appreciated it more if I'd seen it before I experienced it, but that one's not your fault.) :-)

    I'm starting to see that I may have to worry about the battery and alternator. But, my concern is more in finding out what is draining. The fact that 5.00 volts remains tells me that something refused to hard off (like I think it should have) and only gave up when there were five volts left.

    Anyone know what might have caused it?

    Thanks!

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    Well, I just thought I would update you guys on what I've found:

    The lilliput was the problem. Leaving the Lilliput plugged in weakens the battery just enough to not start the car within 8 hours. If left connected and unstarted, the Lilliput will drain the battery down to 5 volts before it is finally forced off.

    Moral of the story: If your battery is reading 5 volts EXACTLY, it's because of the Lilliput.

    If you're still reading this, would you be able to advise me on how you've tied your Lilliput into your PC's power supply?

    Thanks!

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    When I initially installed the lilliput I found it would drain the battery, (didn't measure to what level but it was low enough for the car not to start) now it is only hooked up to work when the key is in the ignition.

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