Technology when it relates the the automotive service equipment industry is always changing. It’s no different with battery testers. The old carbon pile load battery testers were great in their day, and they can still perform an important task, but the new battery testers are superior in many ways. These new testers function with a conductance system, and have a screen that allow you to perform various tests on the entire electrical system. You can gain a thorough knowledge of the charging and electric system condition with these new system testers more efficiently.
The Solar1855 Carbon Pile Load Tester is made for professionals and the serious DIY crowd.
Ir is a variable load carbon pile tester that offers complete and reliable accuracy when performing battery load tests.
It has an 800 amp load test for 12 volt batteries, alternators, starters and regulators. It tests batteries all the way up to 1600 cold cranking amps, has color coded full size voltmeter and ammeter to clearly monitor testing process, super grip heavy-duty battery clamps and a one year warranty.
For those who want to be on the cutting edge of battery testers, there is the SolarBA327 Digital Battery Tester and System Tester with Integrated Printer. It is a complete testing solution for 6 and 12 Volt batteries and 6, 12 and 24 Volt charging systems. It’s compatible with a wide variety of battery types,
it has easy, intuitive operation with accurate, and speedy assessment of battery condition and starting and charging system performance. Can test up to 2000 cold cranking amps, has an LCD display, 10 foot cables, polarity protection, and an integrated printer. All this in one small 5 lb. package. It is multilingual, is compatible with most battery types, including flooded, AGM and Gel Cell. It has a back lit LCD screen for low light conditions and a case for safe storage. It can even compensate for temperature.
As you can see, when you jump from old technology to the latest, state-of-the-art technology, you can enjoy some valuable benefits. What type of battery / starting system tester does your shop have? Are you happy with it’s features? Are there certain features you need?