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Old 04 Sep 2017, 06:35 pm
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Default Reccomendations For A Battery Load Tester

Any recommendations for a battery load tester?

I was looking at these models:

https://www.amazon.com/FOXWELL-100-1...ster+12v&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/Quicklynks-Ba...oad+tester+12v

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-100-1...oad+tester+12v

Anyone have any experience with them?
They all get good reviews.
Thanks for any input.
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Old 05 Sep 2017, 04:16 am
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Default Re: Reccomendations For A Battery Load Tester

It may be a bit "old school" but I've had one like this for many many years:
BT-100 - Schumacher Electric

It's simple, an analog voltmeter with brief instructions and various colored ranges calibrated to the battery under test CCA. The button connects the load test, a nichrome heating element, above the meter. You can tell it's pulling a strong load as the heating element section becomes warm fast. Operation is to pull a load on the fully charged battery for ten seconds and read the voltage under load. On a bad battery, the voltage just sags off and doesn't hold up. Simple.

They have a fancier one:
http://www.batterychargers.com/pst-200/

I'd look for something that can pull a serious load test. In testing batteries, that's "where the rubber meets the road".
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http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...rt-2-a-59.html

I just posted a picture of mine yesterday ^^^
I have used this one reliably for years. But they are NOT cheap!

PBT-100
Midtronics Battery Testers - BatteryMart.com
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i'm spoiled. i use this one:
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just out of curiosity.. where are you located that you can't simply use a tester at a shop or store?
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I've had a BT100 for years, it's a good tester. I have a PST900x DSR, along with the BT100.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005F1YMB2...l_5b7qjjw2k6_e
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I've had a BT100 for years, it's a good tester. I have a PST900x DSR, along with the BT100.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005F1YMB2...l_5b7qjjw2k6_e



Wow now that is a tester!

But my freind I have the Printer kit for my Battery load tester....

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You folks are just to fancy. Down my way, all note taking done under the hood of a car looks like this:

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Wow now that is a tester!

But my freind I have the Printer kit for my Battery load tester....

To be honest, I have the fancy smancy tester because the stores up graded and I had the opportunity to get one of the OLD ones.
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You folks are just to fancy. Down my way, all note taking done under the hood of a car looks like this:

Handy, you must be using facebook, I can't see your pic.
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Old 05 Sep 2017, 08:19 pm
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Thanks for all the replies.
Lot more choice out there then I expected.
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