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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

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

Vehicle 12 volt Battery Testing In Winter

November 19th, 2012 Comments off

This winter maintaining vehicles becomes more important to ensure that everything is working correctly. Employers don’t need stranded vehicles in cold wintery conditions because of issues such as flat batteries. Similarly in winter weather it’s vital to ensure that their vehicles are in top condition, regularly checking the condition of batteries and tyres can prevent accidents in icy conditions. There are a number of  products on the market that assist through the winter.

A vehicle’s battery is not very demanding, and most often only thought about when it fails. But just a small amount of care and mantainence will help insure it doesn’t let you down when you need it most.

Lack of battery care and maintenance combined with cold weather has a way of bringing out the borderline batteries that were fine in the summer, but don’t have the power for a cold weather start. And not just winter, battery care and maintenance is a year round requirement. You want to catch a bad battery before it lets you down, usually on one of the coldest days of the year.

Testing and maintaining a battery is fairly simple and only requires a few basic tools.

If you have a car, van or truck battery, it is highly recommended that you use a good quality battery tester like a Midtronics tester. There are quite a few types of Midtronics testers. The latest MDX665P with built in printer are much easier to read and I don’t have to stand there trying techncial information.

Scania Dealer Keltruck stated “The use of the tester has been excellent on winter service routines and when carrying out vehicle inspections, easy to use and with the benefit of a built in printer we have a hard copy report of the battery state for our records. Winter is a problem time for batteries and poor batteries will cause no starts which is a problem for our customers, testing and reporting healthy batteries will stop no starts and keep our customers vehicles on the road. Furthermore I can add all the products and back up service I have requested from aide automotive has been second to none.”

 

Truck Battery Tester

Midtronics battery tester

Second Hand Midtronics Battery Testers

September 21st, 2012 Comments off

aide automotive ltd have promoted Midtronic Battery Testers for many years and have established a great reputation in service and sales.

Testing batteries of any vehicle is a great start to confirm vehicle efficiency. With increased battery technology testing batteries is now a scientific test. Using a multi meter is an unreliable test, and also with testing comes proving.

A Midtronics battery tester is the most up to date and cost effective and easy to use tester. The unique technology makes testing of discharged batteries possible, and once tested, a hard copy print out is available for the customer.

aide automotive ltd have now a range of 12 volt and 24 volt 2nd hand battery testers available.

With the condition of somem of these testers in prime condtion and some looking used prices vary, so please do not hesitate to contact aide automotive ltd on 0115 8456471 or email shoponline@aideautomotive.com

12 Volt Battery Tester

November 15th, 2010 No comments

3 In 1 Battery Tester, Charger & Memory Saver

 

BatteryCheck is a small and compact high performance electronically controlled plug in battery charger and tester, in addition BatteryCheck is also a battery back while repairing or replacing electronic items within a vehicle.

BatteryCheck has been designed from dealer mandated product technology for the everyday MOT or service garage, BatteryCheck’s neat compact design is ideal for a workshop and with microprocessor controlled technology the BatteryCheck offers any workshop a high end product at an affordable price.

BatteryCheck’s will test a battery, the charge status and the functionality of the alternator in one simple process, battery over charging is impossible as the microprocessor controlled technology monitors all functions of the BatteryCheck.

BatteryCheck can be used to test conventional lead-acid, lead-calcium/silver, or sealant type batteries (AGM, MF) as well as maintenance free lead-gel batteries. Able to charge deeply discharged batteries, a reverse polarity protection system is also integrated into the BatteryCheck.

Protective features:

Electronic reverse polarity protection
Thermal overload protection
Safety cut-out
Electronically safe
Short-circuit protection

Charging Capacity:

Charging Voltage 12 Volt
Charging current 6 A
Battery capacity 3-200Ah

 

BatteryCheck is priced at £159.00 + vat.

Click on 12 Volt Battery Tester for more info.

12 Volt Battery Tester

12 Volt Battery Tester

Testing Vehicle Batteries with a Midtronics Tester

March 26th, 2009 No comments

Your vehicle’s battery is not very demanding, and most often only thought about when it fails. But just a small amount of care and mantainence will help insure it doesn’t let you down when you need it most.

Lack of battery care and maintenance combined with cold weather has a way of bringing out the borderline batteries that were fine in the summer, but don’t have the power for a cold weather start. And not just winter, battery care and maintenance is a year round requirement. You want to catch a bad battery before it lets you down, usually on one of the coldest days of the year.

Testing and maintaining a battery is fairly simple and only requires a few basic tools.

If you have a car battery, it is highly recommended that you use a good quality Midtronics tester. There are quite a few types of Midtronics testers. The latest MDX with built in printer are much easier to read and I don’t have to stand there trying techncial information.

Analog (needle type) voltmeters are not accurate enough to measure the millivolt differences of a battery’s State-of-Charge or measure the output of the charging system. A battery load tester is optional.

Midtronics tester of the latest up to date technology for testing car batteries or truck 24 volt batteries.

Also charging a battery is highly recomended,  CTek chargers are an ideal solution to keep a battery recharged.