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Old 7th September 2021, 17:10   #1
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Seems cheap on amazon as other sites listing it at a higher price .


Seems to work well ...


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


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


Seems to work well ...


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


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Mine arrived today, thanks for the heads up
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Old 9th September 2021, 17:54   #3
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Not suitable for under 14s lads sorry
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Old 9th September 2021, 18:27   #4
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May I echo sin8458,

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

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Old 14th September 2021, 10:27   #5
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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.
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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.
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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


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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.

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


or this one



or this



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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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