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The passing of FiftyOneFifty

It is with deep sadness we announce that another of our hosts and friends Donald Grier, known to us as FiftyOneFifty, has passed away.

FiftyOneFifty's frat brother Randy Hall has written an lovely piece. The team at Linuxlugcast are preparing our own tribute if you want to contribute an audio file you can email Honkeymagoo or join the show.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.

hpr2298 :: Phantom Power Drain

diagnosing a phantom power drain on an automobile

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Hosted by brian on 2017-05-24 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: automotive.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. | Comments (2)

  1. disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. connect multimeter between battery and cable.
  3. read amp draw... 15-20 millivolts milliamps is on the high end.
  4. unplug fuses one at a time, until the problem circuit is identified.

... some lip smacking, and vocal fry.

Corrected 2017-05-27 - Editor


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Comment #1 posted on 2017-05-27T15:54:59Z by brian


Those show notes have a pretty good typo... It should read milliamps, not millivolts... Sorry.

Comment #2 posted on 2017-05-29T07:46:01Z by Jonas

I did not know that.

Great info. I didn't realize you could troubleshoot using such a small measurement. My truck is getting older and may need this info eventually. Thanks for the show!

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