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#4621002 - 01/01/18 06:39 PM battery tester. Does the type of battery matter ?
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bought this tester off of amazon. one thing is it does not have a option to select battery type. So does it matter the type in these kinds of testers?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NCJFERU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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#4621018 - 01/01/18 06:54 PM Re: battery tester. Does the type of battery matter ? [Re: WhyMe]
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You want a load tester.
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#4621023 - 01/01/18 06:58 PM Re: battery tester. Does the type of battery matter ? [Re: WhyMe]
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Normally these testers have an option to select the type of battery. Are you sure it does not have that option? It says it covers several different types of batteries.
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#4621038 - 01/01/18 07:08 PM Re: battery tester. Does the type of battery matter ? [Re: Donald]
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Originally Posted By: Donald
Normally these testers have an option to select the type of battery. Are you sure it does not have that option? It says it covers several different types of batteries.


nope. only thing that can be adjusted is the cca

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#4621050 - 01/01/18 07:19 PM Re: battery tester. Does the type of battery matter ? [Re: WhyMe]
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Originally Posted By: WhyMe
bought this tester off of amazon. one thing is it does not have a option to select battery type. So does it matter the type in these kinds of testers?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NCJFERU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
This one was $400 (haha) but it test batteries, alternators, and starters. It does give me options to select AMG, marine, and 6v batteries.
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#4621060 - 01/01/18 07:24 PM Re: battery tester. Does the type of battery matter ? [Re: WhyMe]
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This type of tester gives you a general idea if your battery is failing. This one shows the internal resistance on the plates, regardless of the type of battery. For a basic battery tester, it looks OK. The one I have cost more and most of the functions I have only used a few times.
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#4621102 - 01/01/18 07:53 PM Re: battery tester. Does the type of battery matter ? [Re: WhyMe]
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i have a analog readout load tester for batteries it does all i need it to do.
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#4621188 - 01/01/18 09:16 PM Re: battery tester. Does the type of battery matter ? [Re: WhyMe]
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Return that one and get a $50 one that has the needed features.
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#4621260 - 01/01/18 11:26 PM Re: battery tester. Does the type of battery matter ? [Re: Donald]
WhyMe Offline


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Originally Posted By: Donald
Return that one and get a $50 one that has the needed features.


yeah probably gonna do that

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