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Re: Ordered a Ancell BST200 [Re: Jimkobb] #4974132
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Pete , I think they are exactly the same. Only difference is the color. Prices are the same also. I bet they are made by one company and sold in both brands. I am glad I bought one and it seems to work well. I would not hesitate to get the Foxwell or Ancel.


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Re: Ordered a Ancell BST200 [Re: Jimkobb] #4974136
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Jim, what is the maximum CCA value that the Ancel lets you set?


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Re: Ordered a Ancell BST200 [Re: Quattro Pete] #4974705
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Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
Jim, what is the maximum CCA value that the Ancel lets you set?

100 to 1100 cca


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Re: Ordered a Ancell BST200 [Re: Quattro Pete] #4974836
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Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
FYI, I'm thinking of picking up the Foxwell BT100 which seems to be a similar unit to your Ancel.
I decided not to get it. According to the seller on Amazon, it cannot measure internal resistance, even though some Youtube videos showed that it can. Not sure why the discrepancy.

I really like Foxwell BT705, as it can do some more comprehensive tests, including testing your alternator, alas it's quite a bit more expensive.


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Re: Ordered a Ancell BST200 [Re: Jimkobb] #4975030
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Pete , did you review the Ancel BA101? It is only slightly more cost than the Ancel BST200? I don`t know the specs but I was concerned with something basic and meeting my needs for my choice.On second thought I don`t think it will test alternator , but it will test up to 2000 CCA.


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Re: Ordered a Ancell BST200 [Re: Jimkobb] #4975064
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Originally Posted by Jimkobb
Pete , did you review the Ancel BA101?

Looks pretty good. I will research it some more. Thanks!


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Re: Ordered a Ancell BST200 [Re: Quattro Pete] #4975360
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Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
I really like Foxwell BT705, as it can do some more comprehensive tests, including testing your alternator, alas it's quite a bit more expensive.
Conductance testers cannot test alternators beyond just testing the output voltage, which even the most basic $5 multimeters can do.


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Re: Ordered a Ancell BST200 [Re: George7941] #4976080
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Originally Posted by George7941
Conductance testers cannot test alternators beyond just testing the output voltage, which even the most basic $5 multimeters can do.
True, indeed.

Jim, I ordered the BA101.


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Re: Ordered a Ancell BST200 [Re: Jimkobb] #4976431
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Originally Posted by Jimkobb
I was getting ready to replace my battery before I ordered the Ancel 200 but I think I will hold off now . I will keep checking it on a regular basis .


Keep a jump box in the trunk. It will be more useful than a $50 battery tester.

Re: Ordered a Ancell BST200 [Re: Quattro Pete] #4976606
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Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
Originally Posted by George7941
Conductance testers cannot test alternators beyond just testing the output voltage, which even the most basic $5 multimeters can do.
True, indeed.

Jim, I ordered the BA101.


Pete , Let us know what you think about it once you get a chance to use it.


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Re: Ordered a Ancell BST200 [Re: Jimkobb] #4979433
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Some battery test results with the BA101.

This is from my Charger. Strange that it thinks charge level is only 77% when I just finished charging this battery about an hour before.

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And this is from 530i. This is an older battery and for some reason the car struggles to charge it properly, but 0%? Yet it still delivers 678 CCA and the car starts just fine? Yeah, I don't think I trust this tester.

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Re: Ordered a Ancell BST200 [Re: Jimkobb] #4979720
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Some more testing from my 530i this morning after dropping the kid off at school...

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Right now I put this battery on a charger. The charger shows it's at around 50% charged, yet it only pushes about 1.5A of current into it. This battery has had me perplexed for quite some time now. I can't figure out what is going on with it.


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