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Battery testers

Postby BOB K. » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:33 pm

I am looking to get a digital battery tester for my car and truck. I figured I would look for one that does 6 & 12 volt batts. Does anyone use a digital unit themselves ,which one and how do you like it?

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Re: Battery testers

Postby Eugene » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:54 pm

I use multimeters, analog and digital, to test batteries and charging systems. The analog on tractor charging systems and the digital multimeters for voltage drop tests and automotive charging systems.
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Re: Battery testers

Postby BOB K. » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:25 pm

I want o test the overall cond. of the batteries.

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Re: Battery testers

Postby Eugene » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:26 pm

I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Battery testers

Postby Lt.Mike » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:40 pm

schumacher battery tester is simple and does what you need it to do.
https://www.amazon.com/Schumacher-BT-10 ... B000AMBOI0
That’s what I use to check the battery itself.
I use a simple digital craftsman multi meter to check battery voltage at rest and with the engine running to verify alternator output.
A good 12v battery should show 12-1/2 volts and alternator output 14-1/2 volts.
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Re: Battery testers

Postby Jeff Silvey » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:33 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:schumacher battery tester is simple and does what you need it to do.
https://www.amazon.com/Schumacher-BT-10 ... B000AMBOI0
That’s what I use to check the battery itself.
I use a simple digital craftsman multi meter to check battery voltage at rest and with the engine running to verify alternator output.
A good 12v battery should show 12-1/2 volts and alternator output 14-1/2 volts.




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Re: Battery testers

Postby Lt.Mike » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:54 pm

There’s a couple different brands of battery testers that all look the same and probably are all the same. But I’ve come to trust the Schumacher name on battery related equipment.
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Re: Battery testers

Postby inairam » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:35 pm

I use mine all of the time. It also tests the charging system which helps with trouble shooting.
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