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Automotive Battery TesterCarbon Pile

Carbon pile testers are designed for those who want a traditional tester for batteries and electrical systems. These testers feature an end user adjustable variable load to test batteries per the Batter Council International (BCI) testing protocol. All batteries must be charged to 12.6V and at room temperature for testing. A fifteen (15) second long amp rated load equal to one-half the battery’s CCA rating is applied and results are measured utilizing the tester’s voltmeter and ammeter.

  • SB-3 testers are a single stack carbon pile bench tester capable of delivering up to 500 amps and up to 1000 CCA to test 12V batteries

  • SB-5/2 testers utilize dual stack carbon piles to deliver up to 800 amps and up to 1600 CCA for both 6V and 12V Batteries, features a built-in fifteen (15) second timer and cooling fan

  •  BVA-34 is a carbon pile tester designed for heavy truck applications to deliver up to 800 amps and up to 1600 CCA for both 6V and 12V batteries, features a built-in fifteen (15) second timer and cooling fan, includes detachable test leads for voltage drop testing and detachable inductive amp clamp

  • BVA36/2 is a carbon pile tester designed for heavy truck applications to deliver up to 800 amps and up to 1600 CCA for both 6V and 12V batteries, features a built-in fifteen (15) second timer and cooling fan, includes detachable test leads for voltage drop testing and detachable inductive amp clamp

  •  BVA-36K is the BVA36/2 with ES-8 deluxe equipment cart


Click on the part numbers for more information

  Description Part No.
Battery/Circuit Tester-500 Amp Variable Load SB-3
Battery Tester, 800 AMP FOR 6V or 12V  SB-5/2 
Battery Tester, 800 AMP 6V or 12V BVA-34
Battery Tester, 800 AMP 6V or 12V/800A BVA-36/2
BVA-36/2 Tester with Stand BVA-36K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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