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Thanks for the help everybody. I've learned some stuff here. It appears as though the voltage draw is normal because of the memory stuff in the radio and clock. The amps it's drawing is below 1. Overnight with everything hooked up it's does NOT drain the battery at all. I was suspecting bad battery cell or faulty tender but now everything is fine including the tender going to green maintain mode. I checked all the connections and cleaned the grounds and made sure they were tight. Maybe I accidently fixed something. Good to know you guys are there for me if I need help. Thanks again folks. I appreciate all of you.
That's why I sent you the message in post # 8......!

In post # 1 when you thought you had everything disconnected the "clock" and "CB" was still connected.
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What cihilb said. I've had more than one Deltran Junior maintainer go bad. As stated earlier, there is a small draw to keep the dash alive. You need to measure the amperage draw. Pull the fuse, put an ammeter across the 2 terminals where the fuse goes. Should only be a small amount - maybe 50 ma (I'm guessing here).
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How many know how to type the symbol micrpAmps on the computer ( ľA) No cheating.
Okay, I'll bite. What's a micrpAmp......

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Thanks. This all started because the battery tender refused to change from yellow light (charging) to Green (fully charged).
When this happened on my son's 2009 Kawasaki Concours it was a bad battery.

The bike started and ran normal for about 110 miles then it totally quit running at 70mph. Yes, riding along at 70 mph and the engine suddenly quit running.

It could be started and would run (while jumped from my Gold Wing), disconnect the jumper cables and it immediately quit running.

The battery showed 13.4 volts at rest but it was shorted out. New battery and all was good.............!!
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Okay, I'll bite. What's a micrpAmp......
Table of ampere unit prefixes
name symbol conversion example
microampere (microamps) μA 1μA = 10-6A I = 50μA
milliampere (milliamps) mA 1mA = 10-3A I = 3mA
ampere (amps) A I = 10A
kiloampere (kiloamps) kA 1kA = 103A I = 2kA

How to convert amps to microamps (μA)

The current I in microamperes (μA) is equal to the current I in amperes (A) divided by 1000000:

I(μA) = I(A) / 1000000

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What cihilb said. I've had more than one Deltran Junior maintainer go bad. As stated earlier, there is a small draw to keep the dash alive. You need to measure the amperage draw. Pull the fuse, put an ammeter across the 2 terminals where the fuse goes. Should only be a small amount - maybe 50 ma (I'm guessing here).



I had a Deltran go bad a few years back.
After that, I ONLY buy the Battery Tender brand....
no more problems with any of them, and I have a bunch of them.
If it has a battery, it has a dedicated Battery Tender for it on standby, or for the cold winter months.


7 of them in everyday use here.
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This one still works great.

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Deltran Battery Tender Plus 34.97
1.2 A 12V S/H 6.99
Total 41.96

Note the date it was purchased.....!!! I purchased one for my son 6 years ago and still works great....!!!
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I had a Deltran go bad a few years back.
After that, I ONLY buy the Battery Tender brand....
no more problems with any of them, and I have a bunch of them.
If it has a battery, it has a dedicated Battery Tender for it on standby, or for the cold winter months.


7 of them in everyday use here.
I have 6 deltrans and a diehard (s/b renamed dieeasy). I thought Deltran was the 'battery tender' brand. Can't find anything different with google

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How many know how to type the symbol micrpAmps on the computer ( ľA) No cheating.
Sorry, never heard of "micrpAmp".

Is that the cramps you get from exercising your tongue too much?

I thought this was the symbol for that.

The symbol you posted is for "microamps". An electronic term for one millionth of an ampere.
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Sorry, never heard of "micrpAmp".

Is that the cramps you get from exercising your tongue too much?

I thought this was the symbol for that.

The symbol you posted is for "microamps". An electronic term for one millionth of an ampere.
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