New tool tests battery cranking performance, alternator, starter and earth system
Recognising the importance of regular battery maintenance, Ring Automotive has launched the RBAG750, its very first 12V and 24V graphical battery analyser.
The new addition is an upgrade to the RBAG700, and now enables vehicle technicians and enthusiasts to carry out a complete health check of the battery and electrical systems of a 12V and 24V vehicle, including motorcycles, cars or trucks.
Like its predecessor, the RBAG750 is different to other analysers in that it uses an intuitive graphical interface making it easier and quicker for technicians to diagnose faults.
The microprocessor control can analyse and test the battery capacity without applying a load, providing fast, accurate results on batteries up to 1700CCA.
A low range setting is also included for testing motorcycle batteries.
Batteries can be tested in or out of the vehicle, and reverse polarity protection is built in.
A Ring spokesperson said: “As 24V vehicles comprise two 12V batteries connected, each battery should be tested individually to ensure an accurate diagnosis.
“When testing the alternator and starter motor on 24V vehicles, the two 12V batteries can be left in series.
“The range provides the user with complete reliability.
“For example, as the user is able to input their name and the car registration details, an official log of any test can be downloaded and given to the customer, helping to pinpoint issues further down the line.”
The unit will store up to 80 vehicles test results at once, allowing multi-vehicle testing before downloading.
Results can be printed using the built-in thermal printer or, downloaded to a computer through a USB.
RBAG750 will test not only the battery cranking performance, but also the alternator (including a diode ripple test), starter and earth system, providing a complete health check of the battery system to help mechanics diagnose potential faults.
As low-battery performance is one of the most popular underlying causes of other issues or faults with a vehicle, such as problems with ECU monitoring, Ring Automotive is advising that batteries are checked before any service, data upload or diagnostic work is carried out.
For further information about the tool, click here.