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Old 13th October 2018, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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R35 GT-R battery drain and accessories

So I have a MY64 GT-R with the following:

-Tracker CAT 5 Plus (came with car when I brought it)
- Front and rear Dashcam F800 PRO (hardwired but switched off when car is off)
-OEM alarm

I had the Pandora system on my car, which works well etc, but the drain on my battery was excessive. I got a new battery (Yuasa) soon after buying the car to eliminate that as a cause. Alarm is removed and car starts better (no more struggling). The phone app for the alarm did list the car's voltage when off, which did drop "dangerously" low e.g. 11.5/11.4 v) so thus removed. Car gets a good motorway run on the weekends. So the voltage would drop from 12.8-9 v to 11.5-4 in a week. Before alarm was fitted, car was fine and was not driven for 2-3 weeks at one point.

So anyway, I want to fit the Ghost system for peace of mind. My worry is that this may return the car into the same situation i.e. excessive drain.

What's everyone's thoughts and is the Ghost that power hungry?
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No drain full stop but before you decide whether your going to fit any device to it make sure your 100% certain that your car doesn't have any battery drainage issues elsewhere.
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No drain full stop but before you decide whether your going to fit any device to it make sure your 100% certain that your car doesn't have any battery drainage issues elsewhere.
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Does the Standard Cobra alarm have a fuse that you can pull to check the current draw from the alarm?

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Does the Standard Cobra alarm have a fuse that you can pull to check the current draw from the alarm?

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Not as far as I can recall because it's battery back up system and even if it did I'm sorry but I wouldn't disclose that information on a public forum because of security reasons... No offence buddy.
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No worries Takamo,

Will call Cobra in the morning to get their take on it.

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Hugh what I can tell is they don't have any battery drainage issues through the alarm as far as I know but I could be wrong if you have a faulty system
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