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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

Truck 360 Deg Camera Installation

October 31st, 2017 Comments off

ALTip Ltd Start A Fleet Install Of Camera’s & TankGuard

ALTip is a Derbyshire haulage business operating from Swadlincote, servicing the quarry industry in the area to destinations near and far. ALTip is a story which has developed over a period spanning nearly 5 years.

ALTip has made a considerable investment in making the truck fleet as safe as possible with the currently available technology. Installing 360 Deg Cameras and fuel theft prevention alarms is that start of a continued investment to meet the Silver FORS accreditation.

What is FORS For?
The aim of FORS is simple. One over-arching scheme that encompasses all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, economical operations and vehicle emissions. FORS is a voluntary scheme that helps improve operators’ performance in each of these areas.
For vehicle operators, it offers peace of mind that they are meeting their legislative requirements, as well as helping to increase efficiency, reduce costs and win work.
FORS provides a quality and performance benchmark for van, lorry, mini-bus, coach and bus operators and allows access to a range of exclusive accreditation benefits.
Accreditation also provides us with the tools to become safer, greener and more efficient. It is an excellent way to prove to our existing and potential customers our credentials as a high performing operator who adheres to high quality standards.
aide automotive can supply and install multiple camera and safety products for all commercial vehicles.
Truck Camera FORS

FORS provides a quality and performance benchmark for van, lorry, mini-bus, coach and bus operators

Cataytic Converter Alarm Fitting Service From aide auto

May 5th, 2016 Comments off

Catalytic Converter Anti-Theft Alarm

Thieves are targeting catalysts located in the exhaust system under the vehicle because of the high value of the precious metals they contain.

Thieves simply cut the catalytic converter from the exhaust pipe of a parked car and sell them on to scrap metal dealers.

Taller vehicles (4x4s) are particularly vulnerable as the converters are more accessible. Because they tend to have larger engines, they contain more of the precious metals too.
Information obtained from 40 UK police forces revealed thefts UK had more than doubled between 2010 and 2012.

Some parts of the country saw a significant rise – in Bedfordshire and South Yorkshire thefts increased more than tenfold.

They more than tripled across Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Leicestershire during the same period.

A Department of Transport spokesman said it was not illegal to drive without a catalytic converter but you could be stopped by the police and prosecuted for breaking the law on harmful emissions. Most vehicles will also fail a MOT test without a catalytic converter.

The Anti-Theft Catalytic Alarm “CatGuard”, is fitted to a vehicle in less than an hour and if thieves attempt to remove the Catalytic Converter theft alarm will be activated. This will result in a 114 decibel siren giving a deafening warning to drive the thieves away.

CatGuard the Catalytic Converter Theft alarm has additional outputs to trigger other security devices. For example these outputs may be used to protect the spare wheel or to trigger an alarm if the bonnet catch is released.

Catalytic Converter Theft could seriously affect a business by downtime or the cost!
Read more and contact us at www.catalytic-converter-theft.co

Catalytic Alarm

CatGuard is a Catalytic Converter Theft alarm

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

1000V Electrical Insulated Tool Kit for Hybrid Vehicles

September 22nd, 2015 Comments off

With the increasing number of hybrid and electric vehicles on the road, the demand from workshops for correctly insulated tools has grown significantly.

A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to move the vehicle for example a conventional internal combustion engine and also a high voltage electric motor. The term most commonly refers to hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), which combine an internal combustion engine and one or more electric motors. However, other mechanisms to capture and use energy may also be included, such as diesel-electric trains which are powered by both diesel engine and electric motor and submarines that use diesel engines to power the rotors and also to charge batteries that power the craft when submerged.

So is your garage ready? Does your car / van MOT garage have the necessary tools to guard against the dangers of electrocution from hybrid-electric vehicles?

Mechanics should be cautious when working on hybrid vehicles because hybrid vehicles use a combination of a petrol motor and a high-voltage electric motor. The electric motor operates on voltages as high as 500 volts, that’s more than eight times the lethal voltage. Be ready for anything. Don’t be caught worrying about the “what ifs” while working on these vehicles.

aide automotive’s Hybrid Service & Test Tool Kit is ideal for servicing and general maintenance of Hybrid vehicles systems. Used by auto-technicians and HSE compliant to ensure safety. 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 is suitable for use on all Hybrid vehicles, when the term hybrid vehicle is used, it most often refers to a Hybrid electric vehicle. These encompass such vehicles as the Saturn Vue, Toyota Prius, Toyota Yaris, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Honda Insight, Honda Civic Hybrid, Lexus RX 400h and 450h and others.

aide automotive’s Hybrid Car Service & Test Tool Kit Contains:
CAT III 1000V Multimeter, Cables, Probes, Clips and Magnetic Hanging Strap.
CAT III 1000V Protective Gloves
HSE Approved Warning Sign
8mm & 10mm CAT III Insulated Spanners
10mm CAT III nut spinner
Boric Acid Solution (for emergency spillage protection).

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

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

 

 

 

In Vehicle Computer

March 4th, 2015 Comments off

CV-PC On Forklifts Trucks

In Vehicle PC’s Used By Allied Glass

Allied Glass is a supplier of luxury glass packaging, creating beautiful and ground-breaking containers for a raft of international brands. Storing most of its stock in a Leeds warehouse, the products are moved by forklift truck.
The loading of each product onto a forklift truck is recorded by the driver scanning the product’s barcode using a wireless barcode scanner. This device transmits the barcode information to a PC on-board the forklift truck, which runs a bespoke internally developed programme that, processes the data and transmits it to the company’s back-office servers, in real time, over Wi-Fi.

Allied reviewed the Commercial Vehicle -Computer because they were unhappy with the existing on-board computers, which were tablet based. The main issue was that the tablets had very poor Wi-Fi performance, resulting in frequent network dropouts as the forklifts moved around the warehouse. Thus causing delays in goods reaching their intended destination, which in-turn was having a negative effect on the site’s productivity.

The solution was a Commercial Vehicle PC combined with dual high-gain Wi-Fi antennas mounted on the forklift’s roof, a 10.4” touch sensitive screen was mounted in the forklifts cab.

Russell Bavester, IT at Allied said “We are very pleased with this solution, CV-PC has significantly improved our Wi-Fi connectivity. These vehicle computers easily outperforms our existing solution even when the same antennas are used, and our existing barcode scanners work seamlessly. We have also been able to free up a bit of room in the cab, as the previous tablet was very bulky.”

Interested in Commercial Vehicle Computers, do not hesitate to contact aide automotive to discuss how our CV-PC’s could improve your business.

Truck Computer With WiFi

January 29th, 2015 Comments off

aide automotive offer In Vehicle PC’s To The Commercial Vehicle Operator

aide automotive have introduced a new product within the commercial vehicle sector, PC’s are an every day essential business tool and now any vehicle can be tooled up with a reliable, high performance PC.

With a PC having endless uses, PC’s can improve vehicle or business efficiency almost immediately. One option could be vehicle management, engine diagnostics can be taken via the vehicle CAN-BUS, with engine warning lights being reported back to HQ within seconds of activation.

Driver performance is another, harsh braking, accelerating, idling and over speeding can all be logged by a PC. With Crash For Cash and road traffic accidents a major heath & safety concern, a PC can record via a number of cameras around the vehicle for days, weeks or months. Data can be replayed instantly on the PC or transferred back to HQ.

aide auto director Matt Burke said “Having a PC in a vehicle could have endless uses. We can offer a product portfolio for a CV PC, for example a Fuel Tank Anti Theft Alarm, a Catalytic Alarm, tracking, SatNav, Incident Cameras & many more. Customers can also add their own bespoke software, we can work with IT depts and offer on site installation!”

E-mark approved our product range have been extensively heat tested and a robustness vibration check.

Please review our product page by clicking on Commercial Vehicle PC  and do not hesitate to contact aide automotive to discuss how our PC’s could improve your business.

WiFi Truck Computer

Commercial Vehicle On Board PC – The Future!
aide automotive offer In Vehicle PC’s To The Commercial Vehicle Operator

Commercial Vehicle PC; Diesel Head Mis Fuel Device; Anti Freeze Windscreen System – HeatShot

January 7th, 2015 Comments off

Happy New Year From aide automotive!

With new products entering our product range and existing products going from strength to strength. We hope the aide automotive staff can achieve the high standards we have set in customer service and product quality.

New Products Added to the range are :

Commercial Vehicle PC – Our In Vehicle PC’s are designed specifically for use in vehicles, and carry the automotive “e-mark” certification that is required by law for all vehicle-based equipment.
Diesel Head Mis Fuel Device – Diesel Head Mis Fuelling Product in it’s own simplicity is a machined precision device, made of the finest materials and designed to clamp firmly to the filler point/inlet of your diesel tank. Prevents Petrol In Diesel Vans & Cars.
Anti Freeze Windscreen System – HeatShot – has real tangible benefits for every driver, in every season. Snow, frost, insects, bird droppings, oil – Heat Shot heats and delivers washer fluid to clear all. Assists in clearing frozen jets. Broadens spray coverage. Improves clarity. Improves wiper blade performance. Reduces engine idling time. Above all, it improves safety.
aide automotive offer a range on commercial vehicle products, call 0115 8456471 to enquire.

 

Unstuck Your Truck in Snow or Ice

November 13th, 2013 Comments off

Unstuck Is Revolutionary Product To Free Vehicles From Snow Or Ice Stucks

Unstuck®   – Keep Your Vehicle Moving This Winter!

aide automotive are pleased to release a new product in the UK.

Unstuck®    is a compound of materials to help a vehicle quickly removed from a Stuck snow or ice situation.

When a vehicle gets STUCK by ice or snow, the impact begins, the cost to the fleet operator can run into hundreds of pounds in lost hours, late delivery fines and if a tow truck is called, a call out charge can be in the region of £300!

So between the logistics time lost, delivery fines, and the check written to the towing company, a Vehicle STUCK could run into hundreds of pounds!

K winters have shown a change in recent years with prolonged periods of minus temperatures and sporadic snowfalls.

A recent Daily Express article reported.The 2013/14 UK winter is reported to be record breaking! Forecasters are warning the entire country is set for a horror freeze which will bring brutal winds and fierce blizzards.

Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, said: ‘We are looking at a potentially paralysing winter, the worst for decades, which could at times grind the nation to a halt.”

So be prepared with Unstuck!!!

UnStuck is designed from the ground up for increased traction than traditional sand, salt or grit will offer. UnStuck is able to work in temperatures as low as -60 to a positive 32 degress.

UnStuck is environmentally friendly and will actually reverse the decades of acidity that has been inflicted on the environment.

For the low cost of a bag of UnStuck each truck should be equipped and ready for the winter!

With limited stock available for the 2013/14 winter, contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or email shoponline@aideautomotive.com to enquire.

Read More by clicking on UnStuck CV.

 

Unstuck Keeps Trucks on The Move

Unstuck Truck Quick Release From Snow & Ice