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New to BatteryMart.com - AA Series Battery Testers from Argus
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Posted: March 23, 2010

BatteryMart.com is proud to introduce a new set of battery testers from Argus Analyzers, the AA350, AA400, and AA500PWP. Argus' AA series are hand held testers for automotive batteries and charging systems.

Battery and system diagnostics have never been so simple, with results so complete, clear and useful.

The AA series of battery analyzers combine patented technologies, Large Pulse Resistance (LPR) and CrankCheck to deliver dramatically improved testing accuracy and simplicity, painting a comprehensive picture of battery and charging system health.

Features:

  • Test range (30 - 2000 CCA)
  • 12V Flooded, Maintenance Free, AGM, Gel
  • Battery life test
  • Cranking health test
  • Test discharged batteries
  • Test in vehicle or on bench
  • Automatic temperature compensation
  • Visual and audible alarms

Key Benefits:

  • Diagnose and replace weak batteries
  • Fine more problems than other technologies
  • Identify charging system and alternator problems
  • Clear and comprehensive results in seconds



Product Comparison:

 

AA350

AA400

AA500PWP

   Warranty (years)

2

3

3

   State of Charge

X

X

X

   Voltmeter Mode

X

X

X

   Pass/Fail Indication

X

X

X

   Remaining Battery Life

X

X

X

   Tests discharged batteries

X

X

X

   CCA capacity test

X

X

X

   Temperature correction

X

X

X

   Cranking health test

 

X

X

   Alternator test

 

X

X

   Over charge test

 

X

X

   Under charge test

 

X

X

   Battery internal resistance value

 

 

X

   Battery Siemens value

 

 

X

   Included Printer

 

 

X




Test Procedure Details:

The results of all completed test routines, along with any discovered battery faults are displayed on the LCD screen. Results of any completed test routines are logically combined to provide a summary recommendation: Replace Now, Replace Soon, or Continue to Use.




Test 1: Setup and Battery Diagnostics (Approximately 1 to 10 seconds)

Pertains to AA350, AA400, and AA500PWP

The operator selects the battery type and rating system, and enters the rated size of the battery if that information is available. Basic diagnostics measurements including state of charge and the detection of possible shorted cells are immediately performed.




Test 2: Battery Life Test (estimated time: <1ms)

Pertains to AA350, AA400, and AA500PWP

A Large Pulse Resistance (LPR) test is immediately performed to determine battery capability. LPR brings unmatched speed and accuracy to battery testing. In a fraction of a second, the Argus tester subjects the battery to approximately 100A of load, exposing a wide range of internal battery characteristics, and providing critical information used to calculate internal resistance.

If, during Test step 1, the user entered the size of the battery rated under SAE, DIN, EN or IEC, the tester will immediately convert the measured internal resistance values to cold cranking performance, adjust all data for non-standard temperature and non-standard state of charge, and will display the resulting state of health of the battery.




Test 3: Cranking Health Test (estimated time: <1 second)

Pertains to AA400 and AA500PWP

If the battery is installed in a vehicle the tester will precisely measure battery performance as the engine is cranked by the battery. The microprocessor of the tester analyzes the effective battery effort and converts the results to a cranking health performance value on a scale of 0 to 100%.




Test 4: Charging System Test (estimated time: <1 second)

Pertains to AA400 and AA500PWP

If the battery is installed in a vehicle and the engine starts successfully during the cranking health test, alternator ripple and alternator output voltage are measured. Results are displayed on the LCD display:

Results of all tests can be reviewed, and all critical battery conditions are indicated by intuitive icons and audible alarms. If a thermal report printer is attached, a complete test report can be printed and saved as a record of that test.