Car battery tester for testing 12 V starter batteries / LC Display /
starter and charging circuit measurement / robust design / easy handling
ABS, engine control, driver assistance systems: cars are now equipped with more and more electronics. This makes them even more dependent on the car battery. A powerful battery is therefore a crucial factor for a safe and reliable drive. Over the time, however, the battery may become weaker or fail completely. Therefore, to prevent a breakdown, the performance of the car battery should be checked regularly. This is particularly easy and efficient with the car battery tester from PCE Instruments.
With the user-friendly car battery tester, the batteries with a voltage of 12 volts can be comfortably and quickly tested. At the beginning of a car drive, the battery is especially stressed. In addition to the starting process, the on-board electronics also requires energy. In order to be always able to enjoy the full comfort from the beginning of the drive, the voltage of the battery should be checked at regular intervals with the help of the car battery tester. Especially in cold temperatures or when a car has not been used for a long time, the car battery tester should be applied.
To determine the condition of the battery effectively, the car battery tester has various test modes and a multilingual menu. The car battery tester is suitable for checking the batteries of type DIN, KIS, IEC, EN, GB, SAE and MCA and is suitable for the starter and charging circuit measurements. The manufacturer has equipped the car battery tester with special clamps, the so-called Kelvin clamps, which the user can attach directly to the battery during the test. A cable connects the coloured terminals to the tester (red cable for plus, black cable for minus). The user is intuitively guided through the menu via the large LC display of the car battery tester. The display shows the recorded values fast and rood readable.
The battery is optimally charged at 12.7 volts. From the charging capacity of 11.6 volts, however, it becomes critical, the battery should be charged urgently. If the car battery tester shows 10.5 volts, the battery is completely empty and must be replaced. However, the problem exists already then when the charge level is of less than 50 percent. Charging a low-capacity battery can cause long-term damage. To prevent this condition, car drivers should regularly check the charge level of the car battery using a car battery tester. In this way, with the help of the car battery tester, the battery can be charged timely enough and saved from permanent damage. To obtain a reliable result, the driver should not check the charge level immediately after the drive. In this phase, the meaningful reliable results cannot be obtained. A check by means of the car battery tester should be carried out during the rest state. Therefore, the user should do the test at the earliest two hours after the last use.
The PCE Instruments car battery tester helps preventing breakdowns. A regular battery check with the help of the car battery tester is on old or rarely used vehicles is of particular importance. The compact and handy shape of the car battery tester guarantees flexible use. The car battery tester is therefore ideally suited for applications in the car workshops, companies with a carpool and for experts. Because of its uncomplicated handling, the car battery tester is also ideal for use in the private sector, as the driver can quickly and easily detect a critical charging range of the battery and prevent the impending failure of the car battery.
|Measurement object||12V starter batteries|
|Battery standards||DIN, JIS, IEC, EN, GB, SAE, MCA|
|Test time||3 ... 10 s|
|Cold start current CCA||100 ... 1700 A|
|Battery capacity||30 Ah ... 100 Ah|
|Display||2.4" LC display|
|Power supply||12V DC over test voltage|
|Dimensions||124 x 73 x 22 mm / 4.8 x 2.8 x 0.8 in|
|Cable length||ca. 100 cm / 39 in|
|Weight||ca. 250 g / 8.8 oz|