Today we are going to be learning how to perform a Parasitic Current Draw test or PID. Knowing the right way to do this test may not be vital, but it will save you a lot of headaches. Doing this test wrong can waste time, and that will waste money. You also don’t NEED a ton of high dollar special equipment to do this. While that equipment is nice to have, most of use don’t have it. So if you have a battery draw, here is the best way to help find it.
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Join me as I take your automotive questions on:
- Equipment needed for test
- Proper Battery voltage
- Testing DVOM leads
- Prepping the car for PID test
- Measuring fuses
- Using the current draw chart
- Isolating the circuit
- STOP PULLING FUSES!
- Current draw reference chart from PowerProbe
- Tips for performing a PID
- and more
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