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Old 08-30-2005, 08:16 PM   #1
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i have 2 cold cathodes and about 20 led's hooked up to two switches then directly to the battery. I want to leave these on at things like school basketball games and other things at night. i would think it would be about 3 hours a week that it would be on. my question is if i leave these on without the car on will it kill my battery. i know this isnt much power being drawn from the battery and how long would my battery last. would it even drain my battery at all?

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Old 08-31-2005, 08:41 AM   #2
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you should be alright. i leave my two neons, led's, and gauges on for long periods of time and i don't have any problems
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Old 08-31-2005, 08:26 PM   #3
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look at it this way... you leave your headlights on overnight...

that's 55watt x 2 head lamps = 110watts x 10 hours = 1.1 kilowatt hours.

your led's shouldn't have more than 1 watt for all 20 of them...
cold cathodes are like maybe 10 watt's at maximum... I'm not sure.

They are usually high voltage (hence the power-transformer), but yet they only draw liek 0.5 amps or something...

Point being, you should be all good... Unless you leave your headlights on...
but then again, I don't think you can leave headlamps on with a focus, only parking lights...
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