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(@badgerbrooks77)
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Hi all, I have just been working away for 5 days so thought I'd do a test on the idle battery usage on my CUX.  I charged it to 100% and left the bike in my garage in a switched off state with steering lock on and alarm activated.

Checking the app on a daily basis I found that the battery percentage fell from 100% to 83% over the 5 days meaning the battery uses 3.4% every day just sitting idle.

Has anyone else checked this? Is it normal for this much battery to be used when the bike is not in use?

Thanks.

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 LHK
(@lhk)
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My Tc max uses about 30w of power every day for alarm and gps etc which works out to about 1% of my 45ah battery everyday. If your battery is smaller then it’ll use more %. So sounds about right

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(@badgerbrooks77)
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The battery in the CUX is a 60v 30Ah battery, not sure how to work out the wattage used but it sounds about right compared to your bigger battery 👍

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(@electrochris)
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Is there a main power/breaker switch in the CUX, you could turn that off to stop the power drain, but it will disable any alarm, GPS tracker etc in there.

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(@badgerbrooks77)
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There is a main breaker switch but like you say it will disarm the alarm and tracker.  Ideally I'd like to keep those activated.  If the battery drain I see is normal then I will just have to accept it I guess.  Just wanted to know if anyone else was seeing better figures or not.

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