Off road led light killing battery

Asked by Aug 06, 2016 at 11:48 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Silverado Extended Cab LB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 98 chevy k1500 I got a led off road light
use a inline fuse upgrade to a 850 cca battery but
if I use the led light it starts to kill my battery what
can I do to stop this???

3 Answers

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Check your charging system, sounds like the amperage output is too low too for any additional loads.

I did that and my charging system is good but the problem is still there

98,465

Then you need to measure the amperage that the light is drawing and compare that too the amperage that the alternator is putting out and then buy an alternator that can handle the increased power demand. It just seem odd, most of those led light bars I have come across just don't draw that much power. Could there be a problem with the light itself?

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