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Old 11-02-2013, 02:30 PM   #1
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Battery Load Tester

Looking for one that'll do both 6 volt and 12 volt batteries.

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Old 11-02-2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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interstate does it for free....
Hard to take an electric golf cart, boat, or full size dragster to Interstate.........

Anyway, back to the question.
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Canadian Tire or Princess Auto sell the 6/12 volt battery load testers for about $25. I have the $450 conductance tester that I used for a while but I find the cheaper testers work just as well. That's all I use now to test the deep cycle batteries, but unfortunately they are really designed to just check regular batteries.

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Yeah, I looked at those before. I remember the box stating the 6 volt part was just for voltage.

However, it looks like Princess Auto has a Schumacher battery load tester on sale starting next week and reading the manual (pdf) on-line, it looks like it tests for loads on 6 volt batteries.
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The cheapie that I bought does load down the 6 volt deep cycle batteries but I did pay a little bit more for it. It's not all that accurate since the 6 volt voltage reading only uses half of the guage and its hard to read.

When you buy your load tester, make sure it works. I bought one of those carbon pile ones with a big knob on the front of it a while back from PA and just put it away in my garage, still in the box. Tried to use it a year ago and it didn't work, no warranty either since it was bought so long ago and no receipt. Guess I should take it apart to see what wasn't connected inside.

What's this about a full size dragster....................?
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The cheapie that I bought does load down the 6 volt deep cycle batteries but I did pay a little bit more for it. It's not all that accurate since the 6 volt voltage reading only uses half of the guage and its hard to read.

When you buy your load tester, make sure it works. I bought one of those carbon pile ones with a big knob on the front of it a while back from PA and just put it away in my garage, still in the box. Tried to use it a year ago and it didn't work, no warranty either since it was bought so long ago and no receipt. Guess I should take it apart to see what wasn't connected inside.

What's this about a full size dragster....................?
A friend of mine has a rail car that does 7 seconds in 1/4 mile. It came to mind when it was suggested that I take the battery to Interstate. Not easy to remove. I'll check the Schumacher at PA. See if the cables and connections are sturdy. I did go to to Canadian Tire this evening and saw theirs. Not bad. I guess they're all the same. Carbon pile of crap, LOL. Toggle switch vs rocker switch... hmmmm. I was told these things smoke like hell at first. Not the first time I've seen stuff from PA snap, crackle and pop.
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Yeah, it's due to oils and shit that are on surface of thingofmabob inside that heats up.
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