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Old 3rd March 2009, 00:09   #196
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Please check your car's electrics to see if a mild short or current leakage exists. Switch off all equipment using power, including the central locking system. Remove the (+) terminal, connect a sensitive ammeter (capable of reading from 100 mA) across the terminal and battery lead, and check if there is current drainage. If there is, something is wrong somewhere. Even a 500 mA drainage will make the battery flat in a few days if the car is not started. Zens, esp. pre-2002 ones, are notorious for such current leakage which is very difficult to detect and stop.
i believe there is a leakage some where but cant locate it.when i sent it for charging the second time, the battery guy said there was a leakage somewhere.

suspect it to be from the autocop but havent confirmed.dont have much free time lately.

how can i find out where exactly the leakage is ?


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how can i find out where exactly the leakage is ?
When the ammeter is connected, try disconnecting and reconnecting the alternator plug. If you find a difference in discharge rate, you've got a probable problem in the rectifier. If no difference there, try taking out the fuses one at a time. You'll be able to isolate the particular circuit that has the problem.

Even when the circuit is isolated, there are lots of wires and points where leakage can occur. As I said, such current leakage is very difficult to detect and stop.
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yeah your right about detecting the leakage.

will do it once i get some free time
thanx for the advice


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When the ammeter is connected, try disconnecting and reconnecting the alternator plug. If you find a difference in discharge rate, you've got a probable problem in the rectifier. If no difference there, try taking out the fuses one at a time. You'll be able to isolate the particular circuit that has the problem.

Even when the circuit is isolated, there are lots of wires and points where leakage can occur. As I said, such current leakage is very difficult to detect and stop.
I think you meant by ampere meter. how can you conect and disconnect alternator plug and take the reading . As this (amp meter) has to be connecter in series always.
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I think you meant by ampere meter. how can you conect and disconnect alternator plug and take the reading . As this (amp meter) has to be connecter in series always.
The ammeter would connect between the battery positive binding post and the main cable that fits to it, so that any current flow out of the battery can be measured.
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My post was in response to your above post, I was merely pointing out that I moved away from Exide (never had a problem with them before) after I had bad experiences with them and my view is not a mere opinion but is based on my personal experience (not hearsay). I do not for a moment disbelieve either you or R2D2 when you say that you have had and, continue to have good experiences with Exide.
That's a sensible stand Ravveendra. My experience with Exide has been good...so far. If some day in the future my experience takes a turn for the worse I will probably look at other brands. But till then I'll continue with Exide. Honestly, I dont wait for the battery to die (experienced that once at a busy signal). I maintain & check it regularly. The batt is replaced when I see signs of impending failure.

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The ammeter would connect between the battery positive binding post and the main cable that fits to it, so that any current flow out of the battery can be measured.
exactly what i was implying. but how can you take a reading when you are connecting and disconnecting the alternator plugs. When you disconnect it will always roll back to zero.
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exactly what i was implying. but how can you take a reading when you are connecting and disconnecting the alternator plugs. When you disconnect it will always roll back to zero.
You're right, SirAlec, but the point here is to see whether current is being drawn by the alternator in off condition. Ideally no current draw should take place with alternator plug connected.
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the point here is to see whether current is being drawn by the alternator in off condition. Ideally no current draw should take place with alternator plug connected.
Thank you, Mathur-saab, for explaining SirAlec's queries as to why we need to disconnect the alternator plug and reconnect it while checking for battery drain in switched-off condition. I missed that question earlier.
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Does anyone know the difference between Amaron Pro and Powerzone series? Both are made by Amar Raja company. It is 35% cheaper, that much I know.

I am unable to find any dealer who sells around Udupi.
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Does anyone know the difference between Amaron Pro and Powerzone series? Both are made by Amar Raja company. It is 35% cheaper, that much I know.

I am unable to find any dealer who sells around Udupi.
I think PRO are different DIN type batteries while the others are universal batteries. Don't think you will need a DIN battery for your Jeep, presuming it is for your jeep.
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hi,
the powerzone batteries are made by amara raja, to compete with the batteries that are locally made, so you can verywell imagine the quality of those batteries.
if you heed my advice go for amaron hiway series for your jeep. they are very tough batteries.
you can call amaron on 18004254848
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I think PRO are different DIN type batteries while the others are universal batteries. Don't think you will need a DIN battery for your Jeep, presuming it is for your jeep.
before buying, i would strongly suggest checking out the performance of these batteries with the people who have used them earlier.
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TATA Green Batteries brings a range of superior quality, high-performance batteries that are better value-for-money and environment-friendly, giving you an unbeatable 1 lakh kilometer of trouble-free performance without top-up, making them truly maintenance-free. Its unmatched 60 months warranty with superior technology from the world leaders, GS Yuasa, Japan and its special design for the Indian roads and climatic conditions makes TATA Green Batteries unarguably the best battery for your vehicle.

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the powerzone batteries are made by amara raja, to compete with the batteries that are locally made, so you can verywell imagine the quality of those batteries.
Does that mean they are of lower quality than regular Amaron batteries?


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if you heed my advice go for amaron hiway series for your jeep. they are very tough batteries.
How about Amaron Harvest series?

Amara Raja - Automotive - Harvest
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Don't think the quality is much different. It is only the terminals that are specific to certain cars.
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