Basic Electrics Part I -Isolating the causes of battery discharge

Isolating the causes of battery discharge: A tractor or harvester battery that slowly discharges when the machine is idle for a few days can prove the most frustrating of agricultural beasts. Ready, steady – ‘click'. The culprit is either a failing battery or something that continues to leach battery power, despite the ignition being switched off. Here we look at likely causes, along with the various ways of isolating them

Isolating the causes of battery discharge: A tractor or harvester battery that slowly discharges when the machine is idle for a few days can prove the most frustrating of agricultural beasts. Ready, steady – ‘click'. The culprit is either a failing battery or something that continues to leach battery power, despite the ignition being switched off. Here we look at likely causes, along with the various ways of isolating them