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Car & Van 12 Volt Battery Tester – Parasitic Current Drain Test

July 6th, 2019 Comments off

Current Drain Tester – Battery Diagnostics

aide automotive MOT & Car Garage Workshop Equipment

The Current Drain Tester has been specifically designed to assist a technician with a Battery Parasitic Current Drain test. The purpose of the test is to assess and analyse the level of parasitic current drain from a vehicles’ battery during its shutdown and sleep periods. The Vehicle Battery Current Drain Tester is manufactured in the UK using quality IEC61010 components and offers durable performance for the vehicle workshop environment.

A test box that has mounted banana plugs and sockets enabling you to make quick, reliable and repeatable connections to a multimeter, oscilloscope and test leads. The box also contains a fast acting 15A 600V ‘meter saver’ fuse for continual protection of your test instrument and a switchable 15A automotive link fuse enabling a quick check on first connection and the ability to disconnect your instrument without disturbing the vehicles’ electrical system.

Included
A set of 1m black and red banana plug leads (longer lengths available).
A set of black and a red 36A 1000V large jaw crocodile clips.

So why & How….

Analysing the status of a vehicles’ battery is a common procedure to assess the engine start-up function and also determine the working health of the charging system. Battery diagnostics enables accurate fault finding and helps identify a potential component failure (e.g starter motor or alternator). If the engine start-up and charging system are tested and both deemed fully functional, yet the engine start-up issues continue then investigation into battery Parasitic Current Drain is the next step.

Parasitic Current Drain can be defined as any electrical device that draws electric current when the ignition key is turned off. As technology installed in new vehicles continues to develop, the demand on power required from the vehicles battery also increases. The understanding and diagnosis of Parasitic Current Drain is a basic task that can be made overly difficult with the use of insufficient or poor test equipment. Vehicle technology is likely to continue to advance and the Current Drain Tester Kit will ensure technicians are able to perform Parasitic Current Drain tests across all vehicles with improved speed and accuracy.

Voltage drop values are commonly measured with an Automotive Digital Multimeter and Parasitic Current Drain is commonly monitored on an Oscilloscope. A Low Amp Current Clamp can monitor the various stages of the vehicle shutdown period, where all on-board computers carry out functions that ensure working-operation of the vehicle when the driver returns.

Parasitic Current Drain testing relies on capturing current readings whilst accurately simulating the designated working environment of the vehicle.

Benefits Of The Current Drain Tester Kit

Link fuse offers testing versatility – Quickly and safely take a reading with added protection from a large current. Offers the capability to remove the test instrument by switching IN the 15A fuse and perform other multimeter tasks without the risk of disturbing the vehicles’ battery connection or inadvertently waking up the vehicles’ system as it performs the system shutdown.

Provides a reliable method of testing – Better alternative to the ineffective traditional troubleshooting method of circuit fuse removal testing. This type of intrusive testing could increase parasitic drain as disconnecting a memory supply (fuse) and reconnecting will wake the on-board computer, distorting any readings you may have captured.
Inline fast acting fuse to protect the Multimeter or Oscilloscope being used for test.

Uses IEC-610101 certified components and housed in a non-conductive sealed box for technician safety.

Contact aide automotive to purchase  – 0115 8456471

 

Car Battery Tester

12 Volt Car Current Drain Tester – Battery Diagnostics

Vehicle Truck, Bus, Coach Winter Battery Test

April 26th, 2018 Comments off

Truck Bus, Coach Winter Battery Test
Cold Weather Means Vehicle Battery Tests More Beneficial
Cold weather is especially hard on Car, Van, Truck, Bus & Coach batteries.

According to AAA’s Automotive Research Center, at 0°F, a car’s battery loses about 60 percent of its strength, during cold temperatures starting an engine can take up to twice as much current as needed under normal conditions.

Cold weather inhibits the chemical reaction necessary to make a battery work, which is often the reason you may have trouble starting a vehicle on a cold winter morning! Cold weather together with a lack of vehicle usage, especially over the festive period, every year leads to high numbers of assistance call outs.

During the cold winter months, the last thing is a breakdown due to vehicle battery problems. A vehicle battery’s ability to charge is also reduced in the cold weather.

Charge and test is the recommendation for all garages while service or MOT-ing vehicles this winter.

Charging batteries will replace the lost capacity that modern day gadgets use, a vehicles recharging circuit will only replace the lost capacity through driving. Sat navs, mobiles phones and DVDs for example could slowly discharge a battery and cause a flat battery breakdown.

aide automotive have been marketing the Midtronics Battery Tester for over 10 years, with some great customer response over this period the Midtronics range offer ease of use and accurate diagnose compared to other cheaper models.

aide automotive have a range of new and used Midtronics Testers, with some used testers in perfect condition offering a good saving from a new tester.

To equip a workshop with a excellent tester before the winter hits and keep vehicles on the road contact use by clicking on Midtronics Battery Tester and ask for pricing and specification of 12 volt Battery Testers or 24 Volt System Testers.

 

CV Winter Battery Tester

Midtronics MDX 655P 24 Volt Truck/Bus/Coach Battery Tester

aide automotive offer a range of products to help with DVSA Guide Roadworthiness

August 17th, 2017 Comments off

CV Traffic Commissioners Review & Advice

Read Some Highlights OF TC’s Annual Report for 2015-16

Recently reported in the Transport Operator, the seven traffic commissioners (TCs) of Great Britain have released their annual report for 2015-16, highlighting a broad range of transport compliance and enforcement issues identified during the course of the year, and their priorities for future progress.

The commissioners, who preside over the eight regional traffic areas, identified key concerns with regard to operator compliance, driving and maintenance standards, as well as problem areas for the authorities themselves to tackle in order to improve the services they offer.

TC Richard Turfitt, who oversees the largest traffic area, in the east of England, said he made little apology for “sounding like a broken record” when it came to vehicle inspections.

“As DVSA estimates that half of MoT fails could be avoided by checking that light-bulbs work, the condition and pressures of tyres and that mirrors, wipers and washers work, there is further work to do,” he said.

“I am appalled by the number of operators who have not even checked whether their inspection sheets are up to date by reference to DVSA’s Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness.

“In the space of two weeks, two unconnected operators appeared before me suggesting their vehicles were being inspected against safety standards from 1972.”

aide automotive market a range of Brake Testing, Servicing & Diagnostic Tools for commercial vehicle workshops.
With the Bowmonk BrakeCheck Portable Decelerometer Printer kit, a workshop can meet the 3 additional required brake tests with minimum fuss
For Trailer Servicing & Diagnostics, aide offer a complete Trailer Electrical (ABS Light & EBS CAN Line Test), Light and Air Brake Tester with Diagnostics interface for Trailer ECU Code Reading / Clearing and management data viewing.
EBS/ABS Sensor Master testing can be conducted with the Sensor Master, while Battery Diagnostics Tests with a Midtronics MDX Battery Tester.
aide automotive offer a range of products to help with DVSA Guide Roadworthiness. Contact us via our website www.aideautomotive.com
Brake Tester, Diagnostics, Battery Testers

aide auto Market Truck & Trailer Workshop Test Tools

Brake Testing, Servicing & Diagnostic Tools for Commercial Vehicle Workshops

May 24th, 2017 Comments off

Brake & Diagnostic Products from aide automotive

 

Truck & Bus Product Focus Feature Brake Servicing & Diagnostics had a wealth of product information recently.

aide automotive advertised a range of Brake Testing, Servicing & Diagnostic Tools for commercial vehicle workshops.
With the Bowmonk BrakeCheck Portable Decelerometer Printer kit, a workshop can meet the 3 additional required brake tests with minimum fuss
For Trailer Servicing & Diagnostics, aide offer a complete Trailer Electrical (ABS Light & EBS CAN Line Test), Light and Air Brake Tester with Diagnostics interface for Trailer ECU Code Reading / Clearing and management data viewing.
EBS/ABS Sensor Master testing can be conducted with the Sensor Master, while Battery Diagnostics Tests with a Midtronics MDX Battery Tester.
Contact aide automotive for any questions via email – info@aideautomotive.comor phone 0115 8456471
Bowmonk BrakeCheck

Brake Testing, Servicing & Diagnostic Tools for Commercial Vehicle Workshops

Midtronics Battery Tester Inspect 65

November 9th, 2016 Comments off

Truck & Car Battery Tester On Offer – Ex demo

A Midtroincs Inspect 65 Ex Demo battery tester on offer!!

This is a top of the range intelligent battery Tester/Analyzer which also tests starter draw, charge rate and alternator with & without loads including diode ripple test and voltmeter.

Midtronics products have proved to be one of the most accurate battery testers.

The inspect 65 has:
Digital display (battery voltage, condition and available power)
Provide a test code for warranty (BMP version only)
Enable wireless printing to an optional portable printer through a built-in IR communication port.
Offers the option of transmitting test data to a PC through an IR receiver for management and storage.
Function as voltmeters and as quality control devices capable of testing up to 200 batteries in succession.
Integrates the in-vehicle battery test with a starting system test.
Provides a charging system analysis by taking multiple measurements while the charging system is exercised and at idle to determine if it is capable of charging the battery while supplying the necessary power for the electrical system.
Includes a dynamic response test during the charging system analysis for 100% decisive results
Tests 6-12V starting systems and 12-24V charging systems

RRP: £1,627.90

We are looking to offer this tester for just £300 + vat

Excellent condition with the option to add a printer, new or used!
Call aide automotive on 0115 8456471

 

24 Volt Battery Tester

Truck & Car Battery Tester On Offer – Ex demo

Hybrid Vehicle Explanation & Tools

November 1st, 2016 Comments off

Hybrid Car Safe To Service Multi meter & Tools

A vehicle is a hybrid if it utilizes more than one form of on board energy to achieve propulsion.

By this Hybrid vehicles are generally equipped with dual voltage systems. Though most of the electrical system is safe standard 12-volt, the drive motor and related components operate well in excess of 100 volts.

Hybrids have been called a “bridge” toward pure electric vehicles. In other words, they are a compromise, so another qualifier is they can be considered good, better, and best compromises.

Hybrid cars are sometimes mistakenly confused with electric vehicles. Hybrids are most often gasoline-burning machines that utilize their electric bits to collect and reuse energy that normally goes to waste in standard cars. Theoretically, diesel-electric hybrids would be even more fuel-efficient, but hybrid systems and diesel engines both represent extra cost. So far, installing both in the same vehicle has proven to be prohibitively expensive.

All petrol-electric hybrids utilise a battery pack and electric motor. Engineers have come up with various ways to keep the battery charged short of plugging the car in. An exception is – as you might have guessed – the plug-in hybrid which can partially recharge on the road, but needs to be plugged in because its battery is too large for the car to efficiently recharge it on the go.

Simple maintenance on a hybrid electric car shouldn’t be avoided just because of a potential high voltage batteries. A little caution is all it takes to do routine maintenance and everyday fixes on a hybrid electric car

The safety threshold is low and narrow, an electrical shock with as little as 50 volts can prove fatal. To warn technicians and operators of these high voltage circuits, the cables are wrapped in a bright orange casing. To safely maintain and repair these components, the system must be de-powered, a task that is absolutely best left to trained technicians.

aide automotive’s Hybrid Vehicle Service Tool Kit is ideal for servicing and general maintenance of Hybrid vehicles systems. At present this is the only kit of it’s kind for auto-servicing professionals, the Hybrid Vehicle Service & Test Tool Kit is the natural choice for small and large garage operations.

This cost effective kit offers quality 1000 Volt rated tools including a Hybrid 1000 Volts Multi Meter and CAT III 1000 Volt protective gloves.

Contact aide automotive to review or purchase your Hybrid Car Service & Test Tool Kit today! Call 0115 8456471

 

CAT III Insulated Tools

Hybrid Car Safe To Service Multi meter & Tools

Midtronics EXP1050 Ford Battery Tester

September 29th, 2016 Comments off

Ford 6 & 12 Volt Battery Tester from Midtronics

Item Sold As 14.57 01/03/16!!

Midtronics EXP 1050 Ford Battery Tester

aide automotive have a USED Midtroncis EXP 1050 Ford 6 & 12 volt tester for sale.

Although this is a Ford detailed tester, it can be used for any 6 & 12 volt battery vehicle testing.

The EXP range of Midtronics Battery Testers are priced around £800-£1000, This tester is on offer for just £299.00 + vat

The Midtronics EXP 1050 Ford Battery Tester is in excellent condition and is supplied in a Midtronics carry case.

Expandable electrical diagnostic platform analyzers include several technology innovations and enhancements to provide unparalleled accuracy and decision-making. Key advancements available in the various EXP models include:

Dynamic conductance battery testing technology

Advanced diagnostics featuring Digital Signal Processing, DMM and scope functions

Conductance cable drop test

Enhanced communications capabilities

Superior user interface featuring a large graphical screen, icon-based menus, more complete explanations of testing results, scroll bar functionality, full alphanumeric keypad, and hot keys to improve logic and flow

The EXP-1050 Ford Handheld Expandable Electrical System Tester enables you to accurately and decisively diagnose every part of the electrical system, from the battery to the starter and alternator.

Large, easy-to-read display
Advanced analyzer
Digital multimeter
Data management tool

aide automotive can offer a range on new and used Midtronics Battery Testers with printers or without, please contact us to discuss.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 to review a Rolls Royce Battery Tester for your Service Garage Operation

 

Vehicle Battery Tester

Midtroncis EXP 1050 Ford 6 & 12 volt tester

Hybrid Car Tool Kit – Multimeter

February 26th, 2016 No comments

Hybrid Car Safe To Service Kit

Safe To Service Kit Interest Grows

aide automotive have introduced a Hybrid Car Safe to Service Tool Kit to help garages acquire the correct SAFE tools.

With a growing number of enquiries and orders for the Hybrid Car Safe To Service Kit, aide automotive have now created a stock of kits to meet the demand.

aides director Matt Burke commented “When we first introduced the kit in 2013 there was little interest, although with the increasing demand for Hybrid vehicles, hybrid cars now being serviced in local garages, the Hybrid kit has seen increased interest and orders. We now have completed a stock of the kits in our warehouse in Nottingham for immediate dispatch.”

The Hybrid Car Safe to Service Tool Kit contains a CAT III 1000V Multimeter, Cables, Probes & Clips – Hybrid Safe! CAT III 1000V Protective Gloves Warning Sign 8mm & 10mm CAT III Spanners 10mm CAT III nut spinner & Boric Acid Solution.

Please read more by clicking on the link Hybrid Car Safe to Service Tool Kit

The Hybrid Car Safe to Service Tool Kit is supplied as below but if extra items are required such as the protective gloves, we are happy to quote as requested.

Hybrid full kit including: CAT III 1000V Multimeter, Cables, Probes & Clips – Hybrid Safe! CAT III 1000V Protective Gloves Warning Sign 8mm & 10mm CAT III Spanners 10mm CAT III nut spinner & Boric Acid Solution.

Price – Hybrid Safe To Service Kit – £249.00 + carriage & vat
Contact aide automotive to review or purchase your Hybrid Car Service & Test Tool Kit today! Call 0115 8456471

 

Safety Kits for the electric and hybrid car industry

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Tool Kit – enables safe isolation of all high voltage systems

Midtronics Printer For Battery Testers

October 2nd, 2015 Comments off

aide automotive Stock A Range of Second & New Midtronics Printers

Midtronics is committed to using there patented technologies to satisfy many customers.

Midtronics products products are carefully crafted and easy-to-use, with an impressive growth and success in worldwide transportation and stationary power markets, Midtroncis Battery Testers are talked about as the Rolls Royce of Battery Testers.

aide automotive offer a range of battery testers for commercial vehicle battery testing, with this we also offer a range of replacement parts, a repair service and new or second hand products.

At present we have a range of 2nd hand printers in a very good condition.

Midtronics Printer Infrared Printer A087

The Midtroncis Infrared printer is used with the following models – EXP-1000, EXP-1000 HD, HYB-1000, MDX-640/650

We can also offer the Charger Adapter for the Midtroncis A087 Infrared Printer & replacement rechargeable batteries.

Prices range from £125 for 2nd hand printers to the RRP of £245 for new Midtronics printers.

If you require a new printer or a back up please call 0115 8456471 or email shoponline@aideautomotive.com.

 

Midtronics Printer For Battery Testers

The Midtroncis Infrared printer is used with the following models – EXP-1000, EXP-1000 HD, HYB-1000, MDX-640/650

Midtronics Power Sensor Micro 505 Battery Tester Offer

July 27th, 2015 Comments off

Midtronics Power Sensor Micro 505 Battery Tester Offer

aide automotive are able to offer a great deal on a 2nd hand Midtronics Battery Tester & Printer.

The RRP of this kit is over £600.00 but this kit is available for just £295.00 +carriage & vat!

The kit is in very good condition.

There is only the one kit and it will sell fast so please call or email to purchase ASAP!

The Midtronics Micro 505 is for testing 6 and 12 volt automotive, commercial and marine batteries and for testing 12 and 24 volt charging systems. It provides the ability to test the complete charging system, including the battery, starter, and alternator.

System includes:

PowerSensor Micro 500 Analyzer w/Cables
Analyzer Manual
Midtronics Infrared Printer w/partial Roll of Printer Paper
New Roll of Paper for Printer
Hard Plastic Carrying/Storage Case
Printer Instruction Manual

Call 0115 8456471 or email via the contact form here – aide automotive.

 

Battery Tester With Printer

Midtronics Power Sensor Micro 505 Battery Tester Offer