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ceedy 7th September 2021 17:10

Battery Tester
 
Seems cheap on amazon as other sites listing it at a higher price .


Seems to work well ... :D


https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Chris

sln8458 9th September 2021 15:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by ceedy (Post 2898736)
Seems cheap on amazon as other sites listing it at a higher price .


Seems to work well ... :D


https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Chris


Mine arrived today, thanks for the heads up :}

BillyRover 9th September 2021 17:54

Not suitable for under 14s lads sorry

BRG75 9th September 2021 18:27

May I echo sin8458,

Mine also arrived today; I wouldn't have known about this discount without the info. from ceedy, many thanks.

Mike

MSS 14th September 2021 10:27

May I ask what tests the unit actually performs and the readings it provides?

Also, has anyone opened one up to see what's inside?

I am always dubious about small, lightweight battery testers being anything more than a simple voltmeter.

Norman2CV 14th September 2021 10:55

Indeed to test a battery it needs to be put under load to show all the cells are working correctly. A simple volt meter will not do this.

sln8458 14th September 2021 11:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by MSS (Post 2899503)
May I ask what tests the unit actually performs and the readings it provides?

Also, has anyone opened one up to see what's inside?

I am always dubious about small, lightweight battery testers being anything more than a simple voltmeter.


Here's the manual
https://planete.gys.fr/pdf/manual/uk/024168.pdf


SteveN

SD1too 14th September 2021 13:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by sln8458 (Post 2899511)

Thanks for posting this Steve.

Having read the instructions, as MSS says it appears to be nothing more than a simple voltmeter. This is hardly surprising really for 10. You could obtain the same results using the built-in instrument pack diagnostics.

Simon

ceedy 14th September 2021 22:11

if its too cheap, would these make you feel better ?
you could always buy this one ? ;)


or this one



or this



C

sln8458 15th September 2021 06:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by SD1too (Post 2899534)
Thanks for posting this Steve.

Having read the instructions, as MSS says it appears to be nothing more than a simple voltmeter. This is hardly surprising really for 10. You could obtain the same results using the built-in instrument pack diagnostics.

Simon


Yes Simon, it may be nothing more than a simple voltmeter and I could get the same info from the instrument pack.

BUT

How do I check the batteries in the other family cars?
The family bus, Sedona people carrier, my sons Corsa or his brothers Insignia or their sisters KA


Yes I do have another simple multi-meter in the garage which I could use.
I haven't tested a battery with the new meter yet, hopefully at the weekend.
.


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