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Old 02-09-2020, 03:25 PM
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Default Nice Aquisition For The Shop

A guy on Facebook posted a Battery load tester for sale $40. I told him I'd take it last night. Then I went over today and picked it up.
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Old 02-09-2020, 03:26 PM
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Nice find. Nice price too.

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Old 02-09-2020, 03:38 PM
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Old 02-09-2020, 04:19 PM
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You stole it, you likely know its worth about 250 on fleabay.,... well done !
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Old 02-09-2020, 06:57 PM
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The carbon pile type battery tester is the only accurate way to test any battery, from a lawnmower to a D6 battery
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Ironman View Post
The carbon pile type battery tester is the only accurate way to test any battery, from a lawnmower to a D6 battery
Good score.
No it is not the only way or even the best way to test a battery.
It is simple and good enough for the will it start my 988 crowd.
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:43 AM
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That is super nice and way too cheap. The guy probably looked at one on HF. I have the Harbor one for 50 and it works perfect, really has its place given that a battery cost over hundred bucks anymore.
We use it regular, mine has done hundreds of batteries and even some more creative tasks. We used it to load test some welding leads using a battery. Pulled more than the machine its going on, found a couple old connectors.
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:17 AM
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A load test is good for a charged battery. I've bought scores of deep cycle batteries at the junkyard. Most come from telecommunications and the hospital. The best way to test a battery is internal resistance. If it's internal resistance is low it will most always take a charge and have serviceable life. I've used the meter below with great success. 95% success rate .
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