Universal Battery Tester by Auto Meter®. Test 6V and 12V batteries quickly, easily, and accurately with the Auto Meter RC-300 hand-held battery tester. This versatile tester can be used to effectively test all 6V and 12V flooded, AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat), and Gel Cell batteries, and even 4AH to 50 AH SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) batteries, which require a specialized testing protocol. It provides quick and professional load results using Auto Meter’s proven Load Testing technology and shows the results on the LCD display. Test results can be reviewed and printed out from memory. The tester is housed in a tough plastic case with easy-grip rubber boot, and easily operated using built-in keys below the LCD screen. Includes 30” 16-gauge leads and detailed user instructions.
- Tests all 6V and 12V batteries with ease, speed, and accuracy
- Can be used on flooded, AGM, Gel Cell, and SLA batteries
- Tests discharged batteries
- Tests using Auto Meter’s patented Digital Pulse Load (DPL) technology
- Innovative database function allows for highly accurate custom testing of individual battery types
- 64 character, 4 line LCD screen displays test instructions and results
- Easy to manipulate keys simplify navigation and “beep” when pressed to assure contact has been made
- Stores the last 50 tests in memory
- Can be connected to PC via optional cable
- Test results can be printed from up to 15 ft. away via optional wireless infrared printer
- Tough plastic case with removable easy-grip rubber boot
- 30” 16-gauge leads
- Includes reverse polarity protection
- Uses internal 9V DC battery
- Dimensions: 4.5” x 7.1” x 1.4”
- Weight: 1.3 lbs.
- Includes detailed user instructions
- Limited 1-year warranty
In the old days the predominant batteries were 6V and 12V flooded lead acid batteries that were primarily used to start the vehicle. Today however, you may need to test flooded batteries as well as AGM, Gel Cell, and SLA, deep cycle type batteries. In the past you may have needed different testers to match each battery’s testing requirements, but with the Auto Meter RC-300 hand-held battery tester, you can test all these batteries, even discharged batteries, quickly and easily, with accurate results.
SLA batteries are commonly used as backup batteries and to power mobility chairs, golf carts, etc. These batteries are rated in Amp Hours and categorized as deep cycle batteries. Testing these batteries requires a specialized testing protocol and the RC-300 is ideal for the job. It will test SLA batteries from 4AH to 50 AH. The innovative database function of this tester allows for highly accurate custom testing of individual battery types.
The RC-300 employs Auto Meter’s patented Digital Pulse Load (DPL) technology, which is the fastest, easiest, and most accurate testing for batteries available. DPL technology was developed using the Battery Council International (BCI) endorsed variable load and hydrometer testing protocols, to digitally monitor voltage drop and recovery, or ripple. The ripple is amplified by the tester and utilized as the diagnostic tool. The smaller the ripple detected, the higher the CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) capability of the battery. Following the pulse load, a full load is applied to the battery, and a sophisticated algorithm then converts the input information of battery rating and temperature with the ripple response to determine battery performance.
But don’t think this tester’s sophistication makes it hard to use. Easy to follow testing instructions and results are displayed on a large 64 character, 4 line LCD screen, and navigation is easy with the keys located below the screen. Each key even “beeps” when pressed, to let you know contact has been made. The tester stores the last 50 tests in its memory for easy reviewing, and information can be displayed on a PC when the tester is connected with the optional cable. Test results can be printed out via the PC or using the tester’s built-in infrared capabilities and the optional wireless infrared printer. The RC-300’s internals are housed in a tough, plastic case with a removable, easy-grip rubber boot. The tester connects to the battery with the included 30” 16-gauge leads, and it has reverse polarity protection.
Comprehensive, illustrated user instructions are included with the RC-300 Battery Tester, and it’s backed by a limited 1-year warranty.
Auto Meter® is the leading manufacturer of automotive instrumentation and electronics. The company manufacturers instruments for displaying everything that’s possible to measure on a vehicle, including specialized gauges, shift lights and warning lights for all types of racing, where they are the dominant brand. Founded in 1957 by electronic instrumentation pioneer Vern Westberg, today the company is a division of the Harbour Group. Besides manufacturing performance and racing instrumentation and electronics for the automotive aftermarket, Auto Meter also has an OEM division that makes instrumentation for production vehicles, a Pro-Cycle division that produces instrumentation for motorcycles, a Marine division that creates instrumentation for watercraft, and a Test Equipment division that manufactures a complete line of equipment for testing, charging and maintaining batteries, and testing the vehicle charging system. Headquartered in Sycamore, Illinois, where it has a 45,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant, Auto Meter also has 125,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing plant space in Utah, where its OEM and Test Equipment divisions are located. The company has 500 employees, all devoted to providing the performance enthusiast and racer with the information they need.