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Great deal on a handheld battery tester! #5318778 01/10/20 03:06 PM
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This just came today from Amazon:

Autool BT-460 Automotive Battery Tester

Many different sellers had this same unit, some for twice the price. So I went ahead and ordered this one. Much to my surprise, at checkout there was another $9.30 discount! $23.43 out the door sounded great to me, and on top of that the seller shipped it NEXT DAY UPS! The shipping alone had to cost 3 times what I paid for the unit!

I tested it against our nicer battery tester at the shop, and it's perfect. Same readings within a couple percent.

Hopefully this is useful for anyone who just wants an inexpensive battery tester around the house or for their personal use at work.


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Re: Great deal on a handheld battery tester! [Re: 14Accent] #5318795 01/10/20 03:23 PM
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does it also tests alternator etc?

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List Price: $68.09
Price: $64.99 & FREE Shipping
You Save: $3.10 (5%)

Re: Great deal on a handheld battery tester! [Re: 14Accent] #5318876 01/10/20 04:27 PM
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Back up to 64$ I mightve tried it out for 25$, even though I have a DTAC at work, just for convenience.


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Re: Great deal on a handheld battery tester! [Re: 14Accent] #5318927 01/10/20 05:09 PM
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That was quick- I would've taken one at that price.

However I have been looking for a tester that can handle remote terminals. It seems like no one other than Midtronics has this feature.


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Re: Great deal on a handheld battery tester! [Re: 14Accent] #5318955 01/10/20 05:41 PM
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That went fast! Wow...

No more Prime shipping either. That's the strangest thing!


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Re: Great deal on a handheld battery tester! [Re: 14Accent] #5319148 01/10/20 09:33 PM
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Does not say if it provides the internal resistance. The Autel one for about the same price provides that.


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Re: Great deal on a handheld battery tester! [Re: Donald] #5319235 01/11/20 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Donald
Does not say if it provides the internal resistance. The Autel one for about the same price provides that.


I can confirm that it does provide internal resistance in the test results.


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Re: Great deal on a handheld battery tester! [Re: 14Accent] #5319425 01/11/20 08:49 AM
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I ordered but it has not yet shipped. I jumped on it because I read it as Autel instead of Autool :-) For the price, I don't mind. No idea if it will get shipped or get cancelled.

Re: Great deal on a handheld battery tester! [Re: Vikas] #5319803 01/11/20 02:06 PM
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The old school analog resistive load type testers work great, and you can get them at a third of the price.

https://www.amazon.com/OEMTOOLS-243...ry+tester&qid=1578772991&sr=8-14

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Originally Posted by Jake_J
The old school analog resistive load type testers work great, and you can get them at a third of the price.

https://www.amazon.com/OEMTOOLS-243...ry+tester&qid=1578772991&sr=8-14


These are a compromise. I agree the resistive tester produce a better test but you need to put 1/2 the CCA load not the 50 amp or 100 amp this one does.


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Re: Great deal on a handheld battery tester! [Re: 14Accent] #5324393 01/16/20 11:57 AM
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Ha Ha Ha

The Autool really got me! The tester come with really hefty looking alligator battery clamps and looks like they could be used to jump start the vehicle. The only problem is that the other end of the cable has DB25 connector which hooks up to the handheld meter. Have you ever looked at the size of those pins inside a DB25 connector? You could NOT even jump start an iPhone with that current.

I could NOT stop laughing. Serves me right for jumping on "a smoking deal" :-)

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Re: Great deal on a handheld battery tester! [Re: 14Accent] #5329367 01/22/20 09:09 AM
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I bought the Schumacher BT100 and love it and it works pretty good and you can get at Walmart for under 40 bucks!


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Re: Great deal on a handheld battery tester! [Re: 14Accent] #5329495 01/22/20 12:18 PM
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Now that is what I call a real man's battery tester! What I bought is a girly one :-)

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