Car: 2011 5 Door, 1.3 Si
Join Date: 23rd July 2019
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Battery drain - amp (parasitic current) question
I checked on Civinfo's wiki on flat battery to troubleshoot battery drain.
The wiki said that the normal drainage is 0.02a after initial connection.
When I first test my car battery for amp (parasitic current), it was 0.55a at the start but after few secs, it came down to 0.05a. I continued testing it for next 30 secs (without breaking connection), and it was still 0.05a.
Is 0.05a acceptable or not acceptable?
I am concerned because I am not expert on electronics and the wiki said that it should be 0.02a and yet in my case, it is 0.05a. I don't know if that is okay or not okay.
Thank you for your advice.
PS In case you ask - the cause of drainage is from Fuse 16 under bonnet - aka "back up" fuse.