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Old 20-03-2013, 14:11   #1
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phantom power?

Hello.... I disconnected my batteries and shore power still have 10 volts coming from somewhere.... Any ideas? Think I am not understanding something.... Can someone fill me in?
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Do you have solar or a wind charger?
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Re: phantom power?

Where is it you have this 10 volts? DC I assume? When you say disconnected the batteries do you mean you physically removed the wires or just turned a switch off? The more info we have the better answers you will get. Trouble shooting is being like a detective you need as much information as possible. We need clues!
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Hey thanks so much for your input... I had physically disconnected everything... And was getting a reading at the battery switch and at my panel (dc panel)... And yes dc.
Don't have any kind of solar....
But the power dissipated in about 15 minutes.... So perhaps this is to be expected??? I have lots of issues with my entire electronic system...so I kind of got frustrated when I was trying to trouble shoot and had power while disconnected from batteries and
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Old 20-03-2013, 20:37   #5
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Re: phantom power?

If you were measuring with a voltmeter, and still had some electronics devices (radios, etc) connected, you were probably just measuring the voltage left in the (radios?) filter capacitor. Nothing to worry about, this is completely normal. If you turn on a 12V light or something then the voltage should vanish within a second or two.
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