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    How to Choose the Correct VRLA Battery Tester

    This entry was posted on 04/05/2017 10:38:57 AM by Valen

    VRLA battery tester guide

    Which Battery Tester is correct?

    Which Battery Tester should I use to Test my VRLA Batteries?

    These questions are regularly asked by our clients - the answer is dependent on which Battery technology and Battery Sizes you want to test.

    In this blog post, the experts at provide a quick guide to choosing the VRLA Battery Tester for your needs. For a table guide reference, click on the link to view our Battery Tester Comparison Chart!

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    Indicative Battery Testers

    We stock two Indicative Battery testers, the Chrome IBT and the 612 IBT.

    Chrome Intelligent Battery Tester

    • Batteries being Tested: VRLA AGM Batteries
    • Voltage Testing: 12V Batteries
    • Capacity: Recommended for Tab-Terminal Batteries, for example the Valen X-CEL 12V7Ah Battery
    • Test Type: Pulse Load
    • Industry: Security, Fire Alarms, Automatic Doors, Medical,
    • Location: Out in the field

    Our Chrome IBT battery tester is small, portable and gives quick results making it ideal for technicians out on the road. It is, however, an indicative measure of the battery capacity and is only recommended over a small battery range to give accurate results.

    612 Intelligent Battery Tester

    • Batteries being Tested: VRLA AGM and Gel Batteries, also Flooded Batteries
    • Voltage Testing: 6V and 12V
    • Capacity: Recommended for Tab-Terminal Batteries, though can test upto 100Ah; for example, the Valen GEL 12V21Ah Battery.
    • Test Type: Pulse Load
    • Industry: Mobility, Medical and Solar Gates
    • Location: Out in the field

    Our 612 IBT battery tester is small, portable and gives quick results making it ideal for technicians out on the road. But, this battery tester is indicative only, and has a small battery range for accurate results.

     

    Load Testers

    We stock four Load Testers - the 12V Battery and Charger Analyser (BACA), 24V Battery and Charger Analyser (BACA), the Captester and the Constant Current Load Tester (CCOLT).

    Battery and Charger Analyser (BACA)

    • Batteries being tested: VRLA AGM Batteries and VRLA Gel Batteries
    • Voltage Testing: 12V
    • Capacity: 0.8Ah to 200Ah
    • Test Type: Cyclic Discharge
    • Industry: All industries!
    • Location: In-House Testing

    Our BACA battery tester is accurate, gives the user the ability to store and produce printed reports, and has the cyclic ability for up to 200 cycles. Once the battery has cycled it will need to be recharged.

    Captester

    • Batteries being Tested: VRLA AGM and VRLA Gel Batteries
    • Voltage Testing: 12V Batteries and 24V Chargers
    • Capacity: 0.8Ah to 200Ah
    • Test Type: Cyclic Discharge
    • Industry: Mobility
    • Location: In-House Testing

    Our Captester battery tester is accurate, gives the user the ability to store and produce printed reports, tests Mobility 24V Chargers as well as individual 12V VRLA Batteries. It will take time to recharge the battery after the test and batteries are unable to be cycled multiple times.

    Constant Current Load Tester (CCOLT)

    • Batteries being Tested: VRLA AGM Batteries and VRLA Gel Batteries
    • Voltage Testing: 12V/24V/36V/48V Options
    • Capacity: Recommended for larger VRLA Batteries; 21Ah to 300Ah and 2V Battery Banks
    • Test Type: Cyclic Discharge
    • Industry: Fire, Diesel Pumps, Communications, solar and UPS
    • Location: In-House Testing and out in the field

    Our CCOLT battery tester is accurate, gives the user the ability to store and produce printed reports, test in accordance with the Fire Standard AS1851.2012. It will, however, take time to recharge the battery after the test.

     

    Impedance Battery Tester

    RE856 Live Circuit Battery Tester

    • Batteries being Tested: VRLA AGM Batteries and VRLA Gel Batteries, Alkaline, Ni-Cad, Li-Ion and Ni-Mh
    • Voltage Testing: 1.5 and 60VDC
    • Capacity: Up to 1200Ah
    • Test Type: Impedance
    • Industry: Communications, UPS and Solar
    • Location: Out in the field and In-House Testing

    Our RE856 battery tester is portable, quick on-site testing results, printed reports, comparative readings, early cell failure detection and you don't have to disconnect the battery system to test it!

     

    Need some extra advice on choosing the right battery tester? Just ask us!

    We are proud to offer all our clients the highest level of technical support.

    For more expert help and advice, talk to one of our knowledgeable team members by calling 1300 734 253. Or simply click here to contact us.

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