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Table of Contents
1.0 Introduction-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1.1 BESA 12PM (Battery Electrical System Analyser) -------------------------------------------------3
1.2 Specifications--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------4
2.0 Safety Measures-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------2.1 Safety Precautions--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5
2.2 Other Precautions---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6
3.0 Working with Batteries--------------------------------------------------------------------------7
4.0 The Battery Electrical System Analyser------------------------------------------------------4.1 BESA 12PM----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9
4.2 Key Functions---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10
4.3 Functions of Individual Key-------------------------------------------------------------------------------10
5.0 Initial Setup ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.5
5.7
Paper Installation---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11
Setup Menu ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11
LCD Brightness-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------12
Printer------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------12
Set Date & Time ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------13
PC Link----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------13
Erase Memory ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------14
6.0 Battery Test-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6.1 Begin Battery Test (Automotive) ----------------------------------------------------------------------17
6.2 Battery Test for Motorcycle, Commercial Vehicle, etc. -----------------------------------------23
7.0 Other System Test--------------------------------------------------------------------------------7.1 Starter Test-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------32
7.2 Alternator Test -------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------35
Starts with No Load testing at 3,000 RPM------------------------------------------------------------35
Testing with electrical load at 2,000 RPM------------------------------------------------------------32
7.3 Grounding Test------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------41
8.0 Stored Results ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8.1 Recalling and viewing previous Test Results-------------------------------------------------------45
9.0 Printing the previous Test Result from memory---------------------------------------48
10.0 PC Link---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10.1 Installing driver -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------48
10.2 Printing Results from PC Printer------------------------------------------------------------------------53
10.3 Saving Results to PC----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------54
11.0 Warranty Information---------------------------------------------------------------------------11.1 Limited Warranty----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------55
11.2 Limitations of Warranty-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------56
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1.0 Introduction
1.1 BESA-12PM (Battery Electrical System Analyser):
The utilization of the latest advanced technologies in battery testing had enabled
this Analyser to test batteries in any conditions. Testing procedures are made
simple with quick, easy and repeatable results. Test Results can be printed directly
on its’ built in printer. It can store up to 300 test Results in its memory for future
references and they can also be transferred and saved in the PC for records
management via an USB port link.
The programs consist of:
1. Battery Test:

Analyses the battery condition using microprocessor controlled testing
methods without the need of fully charging it before test.

The unit consumes very little current during testing hence the test can be
repeated numerous times without worry of draining the battery and its
results are highly accurate.

Extremely safe as it does not create any sparks during clamp on and it
takes less than 8 seconds to obtain the full analysed results of the
battery being tested.
2. Starter Test:

Checks the cranking effectiveness of the battery to predict when the
battery will fail to crank a vehicle basing on voltage profiles with results
and recommendations display.
3. Charging Test:

This test checks the alternator charging condition during electrical
loading at 2,000 RPM and without load at 3,000 RPM with results and
recommendations displayed after each test.
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4. Grounding Test:

Analyses the condition of the electrical return circuit contacts resistance
which was connected to the engine or chassis body from the battery
terminal with results and recommendations displayed after testing.
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1.2 Specifications:
Operating Voltage:
9V ~ 15V DC (max)
Safety:
Built-in reverse polarity protection.
Analysing Capacity (Amps):
Automotive,
Commercial vehicle,
Marine / Watercraft:
CCA:
IEC:
JIS#:
CA:
100A ~ 1700A
100A ~ 1700A
100A ~ 1700A
100A ~ 1700A
EN:
DIN:
SAE:
100A ~ 1000A
100A ~ 1000A
100A ~ 1700A
Motorcycle,
Motor Scooter,
Lawn Mover,
Golf cart, Snowmobile:
CCA:
IEC:
JIS#:
CA:
40A ~ 600A
40A ~ 600A
40A ~ 600A
40A ~ 600A
EN:
DIN:
SAE:
40A ~ 600A
40A ~ 600A
40A ~ 600A
DC Volts Accuracy:
± 1% Reading
Battery analysing time:
Less than 8 seconds.
Language:
English only.
Memory:
Stored up to 300 Test results.
PC connection:
Through USB port.
Printer head:
Thermo print head.
Paper width:
57.5mm ± 0.5mm
Paper roll diameter:
45.0 mm O.D.
Printing speed:
50 mm per second.
Working temperature:
0ºC ~ 50ºC
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2.0 Safety Measures:
For safety reasons, read this manual thoroughly before operating the Tool.
Always refer to and follow the safety instructions and testing procedures provided
by the car or equipment manufacturer. The safety messages presented below and
throughout this user’s manual are reminders to the operator to exercise extreme
care when using this test instrument.
2.1 Safety Precautions:
When the engine is running, it produces carbon monoxide, a
toxic and poisonous gas. Always operate the vehicle in a well
ventilated area. Do not breathe exhaust gases – they are
hazardous that can lead to death.
To protect your eyes from propellant object such as caustic
liquids, always wear safety eye protection.
Fuel and battery vapors are highly flammable.
DO NOT SMOKE NEAR THE VEHICLE DURING TESTING.
When engine is running, many parts (such as pulleys,
coolant fan, belts, etc) turn at high speed. To avoid serious
injury, always be alert and keep a safe distance from these
parts.
Before starting the engine for testing or trouble shooting,
always make sure the parking brakes is firmly engaged. Put
the transmission in Park (automatic transmission) and
Neutral (manual transmission).
Always block the drive wheels.
Never leave vehicle unattended while testing.
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Never lay tools on vehicle battery. You may short the
terminals together causing harm to yourself, the tools or the
battery.
Engine parts become very hot when engine is running. To
prevent severe burns, avoid contact with hot engine parts.
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry while working on
engine. Loose clothing can get caught in fan, pulleys, belts,
etc. Jewelry can conduct current and can cause severe
burns if comes in contact between power source and
ground.
When the engine is running, be cautious when working
around the ignition coil, distributor cap, ignition wires and
spark plugs. They are HIGH VOLTAGE components that can
cause electrical Shock.
Always keep a fire extinguisher readily available and easily
accessible in the workshop.
2.2 Other Precautions:
•
This Battery Analyser is meant for testing of 12 Volts batteries only.
•
Its operating voltage is from 9V ~ 15V DC and should not be tested on 24V
directly. It will cause damage the unit. For 12V x 2 batteries (in series or
parallel), disconnect the connections and test them individually.
•
Battery that has just been charged by the charger contains surface charge
and it should be discharged by turning ON the Head lights for 3~5 minutes
before testing.
•
Always attached the analyser clips on the lead side of the battery terminal
posts during testing so that it has a good contact. This will provide better
and accurate results.
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Do not attach the analyser clips directly onto the steel bolt that tightened to
the battery terminal posts; this may give inaccurate readings or inconsistent
results. (Note: This also applies to all other battery testing methods.)
•
If the battery terminal posts were oxidised or badly corroded and the
connections were bad, the analyser will prompt you to check the connections.
In this case, clean the terminal posts and performs testing directly on the
terminal posts it-self.
•
During testing on the battery whist it is still in the car, make sure the engine
is OFF.
•
Do not store the analyser near high humidity or temperature area. Exposing
to extreme temperatures will cause damage to the unit.
3.0 Working with Batteries
Lead-acid batteries contain a sulfuric acid electrolyte, which is a highly corrosive
poison and will produce gasses when recharged and explode if ignited. It can hurt
you badly.
When working with batteries, make sure you have plenty of ventilation, remove
your hand jewelry, watch and wear protective eyewear (safety glasses), clothing,
and exercise caution.
Do not allow battery electrolyte to mix with salt water. Even small quantities of this
combination will produce chlorine gas that can KILL people!
Whenever possible, please follow the manufacturer's instructions for testing,
jumping, installing, charging and equalising batteries.
 Never disconnect a battery cable from a vehicle with the engine
running because the battery acts like a filter for the electrical system.
Unfiltered [pulsating DC] electricity can damage expensive electronic
components, e.g., emissions computer, radio, charging system, etc.
Turn off all electrical switches and components; turn off the ignition
before disconnecting the battery.
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 For non-sealed batteries, check the electrolyte level. Make sure it is
covering the plates, and it is not frozen before starting to recharge
(especially during winters).
 Do not add distilled water if the electrolyte is covering the top of the
plates because during the recharging process, it will get warm and
expand. After recharging has been completed, recheck the level.
 Reinstall the vent caps BEFORE recharging, recharge ONLY in
well-ventilated areas, and wear protective goggle.
Do NOT smoke or cause sparks or flames while the battery is being
recharged because batteries give off explosive gasses.
 If your battery is an AGM or a sealed flooded type, do NOT recharge
with current ABOVE 12% of the battery's RC rating (or 20% of the
ampere-hour rating).
Gel cells should be charged over a 20-hour period and never over
the manufacturer's recommended level or over 14.1 Volts DC.
 Follow the battery and charger manufacturer's procedures for
connecting and disconnecting cables and other steps to minimize the
possibility of an explosion or incorrectly charging the battery.
You should turn the charger OFF before connecting or disconnecting
cables to a battery.
Do not wiggle the cable clamps while the battery is recharging,
because a spark might occur, and this could cause an explosion.
Good ventilation or a fan is recommended to disperse the gasses
created by the recharging process.
 If a battery becomes hot, over 43.3 °C (110 °F), or violent gassing or
spewing of electrolyte occurs, turn the charger off temporarily or
reduce the charging rate.
 When charging the battery in the car with an external MANUAL
charger, make sure that it will not damage the vehicle's electrical
system or components with high voltages.
Even if this is a remote possibility, it is best to disconnect the
vehicle's battery cables from the battery BEFORE connecting the
charger.
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4.0 The Battery Electrical System Analyser
4.1 BESA-12PM
Printer
Printer Fault
indicator LED
LCD Display
Screen
Printer
power LED
Black Clamp to
battery negative
(-) post.
Keypad
Red Clamp to
battery positive
(+) post.
USB port for
connection
to PC.
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4.2 Keypad Functions:
7
6
1
4
2
5
3
Fig. 2
4.3 Functions of Individual key:
1.
Use this key to scroll up to the next item OR when it is in the
Battery Rating mode, pressing this key once will increase the
value by 5.
2.
Use this key to shift the selection tab to the right OR when it is
in the Battery Rating mode, pressing this key once will
increase the value by 100.
3.
Use this key to scroll down to the next item OR when it is in the
Battery Rating mode, pressing this key once will decrease the
value by 5.
4.
Use this key to shift the selection tab to the left item OR when it
is in the Battery Rating mode, pressing this key once will
decrease the value by 100.
5.
Press this ENTER key to select the function or proceed to the
next step.
6.
To EXIT the function, press this key once and return to the
previous screen.
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7.
Press this key to print test results on the built-in Printer after a
test or in View Last Test mode.
5.0 Initial Setup
5.1 Paper installation
Open the printer cover by pushing it upwards from the middle. Place the thermo
paper roll into the slot with the paper edge facing up (Fig. 3a). Make sure the paper
is about 20mm out when the printer cover is closed (Fig. 3b).
Fig. 3a
Fig. 3b
5.2 Setup Menu
To access into this function go to the main screen ( Fig.4) as shown below, select
Setup Menu (Fig. 5) and press
key.
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New Test
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Setup Menu
Setup Menu
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5.3 LCD Brightness
While you are in the [Setup Menu] display, select [LCD Brightness] from the menu
(Fig. 6). Once entered, the display will show as in (Fig. 7).
To increase the contrast press
Likewise to decrease, press
Setup Menu
key and the bar graph will move forward.
key while in this screen.

Language
LCD Brightness
Printer
Set date & time
PC Link
Erase Memory
Fig.7
Fig. 6
Once the LCD brightness has been confirmed, press
return back to the [Setup Menu] screen above.
key to save and it will
5.4 Printer
Selecting this [Printer] mode (Fig. 8) will initiate printing of the results of the last
tested vehicle that has been stored in the memory.
Setup Menu

Language
LCD Brightness
Printer
Set date & time
PC Link
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5.5 Set Date and Time
The date and time on the Analysers were set in the Factory during production. Due
to the differences of the Time zone in your Country, you may need to set according
to your local date & time and this can be done by selecting [Set date & time] with
or
key and the press
and the display shows as in Fig.10 below.

Setup Menu
Set date & time
Language
LCD Brightness
Printer
Set date & time
PC Link
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[Enter] to proceed
[Exit] to quit
Fig. 9
Fig. 10
Press
or
key to change the date and then press
to skip to the
next. Do this for the rest like month, year and the time. When the setting is done,
press
key to save.
5.6 PC Link
This PC Link mode is used when you wish to connect BESA-12PM to PC to print or
store the results of the last tested vehicle. Once the tester is connected to the PC
with the USB cable provided, select [PC Link] as in Fig. 11 with
key and
press
key will show as in Fig. 12.
Setup Menu

Language
LCD Brightness
Printer
Set date & time
PC Link
Erase Memory
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5.7 Erase Memory
This Analyser is able to save up to 300 test results in its memory. In event that you
need to clear all the results in the memory to make for new ones after they had
been backed up into the PC, then select this item [Erase Memory] and press
key to enter into it. Once entered, the display will show as in Fig.13 below:
Erase memory
Erase memory
Erase Memory
Erase Memory
[Enter] to proceed
[Exit] to quit.
[Enter] to proceed
[Exit] to quit.
Fig. 13
Fig. 14
To erase the memory, now press
key and it will proceed with the erasure as
shown in Fig. 14 above. After completion, it will return to the setup menu (Fig.11)
6.0 Battery Test
Performing Battery Test while it is still on the car (Automotive Only)
Vehicle that was running has to have its engine OFF first and then switch ON the
headlights for 30 seconds to remove the surface charge. After the headlights had
switched OFF, let the battery rest for at least 1 minute to recover before testing
commences.
The car engine and all other accessory loads must be OFF during test in order to
have accurate results. When attaching the analyser clips, make sure that the
battery posts were not oxidized or badly corroded. Clean them first before
clamping to it. Do not clamp onto the steel bolts directly which may give inaccurate
and inconsistent results.
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Testing on stand-alone batteries (Motorcycle & Others)
Clean the battery posts with a wire brush prior testing. For side post batteries,
install stud adaptors. Do not use steel bolts for better results.
1. Attach the Analyser clips onto the battery terminal posts [Red to (+) and
Black to (-)] the unit will power up and lights up the LCD display screen as
shown (Fig.15).
Fig.15
2. It will run through a self-test and when completed it displays the Main Menu
as shown: (Fig. 16)
Select Menu
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Here, it will let you select your choice from the Menu:
New Test
This function will allow you to key in the particulars (e.g. license plate
numbers, names, etc) that you need before commencing the test. The
particulars will be included in the test results when printed out from its
printer. It also allows the test Results to be saved in its memory which can
be called up for later viewing and printout.
Note: If you do not key in any particulars (e.g. license plate number,
etc.) the results obtained will not be saved in the memory.
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Other System Test
This selection consists of three individual tests namely: Starter Test,
Charging Test and Grounding Test.
Selecting anyone of these Tests will require to key in the particulars (e.g.
licenses plate numbers, names, etc) before commencing the test and it will
be included in the test results when printed out. It will also be saved as well
in the memory which can be called up for later viewing and printout.
Note: If you do not key in any particulars (e.g. license plate number,
etc.) the results obtained will not be saved in the memory.
Stored Results
The Analyser allows saving up to 300 tested Results in its memory. Access
into this function will permit you to view the tests done previously and also
able to print out a hardcopy of it whenever needed.
Use
or
keys to scroll for the pages during viewing.
Examples of the results:
Battery: Good
Results: High Ohms
Measured: 406 CCA
Rating:
630 CCA
Volts:
12.45 V
Int. R: 6.72 mOhm
Life:
76 %
The grounding
resistance of the
engine or car
chassis is high.
Clean the cable
contacts or replace
cable if necessary.
Fig.17
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6.1 Begin Battery Test (Automotive)
1. After you have made your choice, selecting “New Test” will proceed to the
display below: (Fig. 19)
Vehicle Details:
 Input

Move
Fig.19
�
[Enter] to proceed
3. Here it lets you to key in the particulars (e.g. license plate number, etc.) that
you need to be included into the test report when printed out after the test
and it also serves as the name for the record to be saved in its memory for
easy search.
4. To key in the alphabets or numbers, keep pressing
or
key to
scroll from X,Y,Z,-,.,/,0,1,2,3,... in a loop sequence and stop it when found.
Press
key to move to the next or
key to move backwards to
continue the key in.
Note: If you do not input any particulars and straight away press
continue, then the test results will not save in its memory.
5. After completion of the input, press
display as shown in Fig. 20 below.
key to
key will proceed to the next
Battery Type:
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Here it will let you select the type of battery construction that you are testing.
Once it has been selected, press
key to proceed.
6. The next display (Fig. 21) below will ask the type of application that the
battery being used.
Application:
Fig.21
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Automotive
Motorcycle
Commercial vehicle
Motor Scooter
Marine/Watercraft
Lawn Mover
Golf Cart
Snowmobile
Testing:

In Vehicle
Outside vehicle
Fig.22
7. On the [Application] menu above, if “Automotive” is selected, then the
display will change to as shown Fig.22 above. Here it offers a selection of:
In vehicle
This test can be performed on cars only with the battery fixed on. The
Analyser will test the Battery, the Starter and the Alternator charging
conditions of the car in an automatic, one after another sequence manner. It
will prompt you all the way until completion of the full test.
Outside vehicle
Selecting this item will only test the Battery only whether the battery is inside
the car or outside.
8. After you had made your choice, pressing
key will proceed to do the
battery testing and if it has detected any surface charge on the battery, it will
start to remove it and a message is shown (Fig. 23) below.
The Analyser is
removing the battery
surface charge now.
Fig. 23
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9.
If the surface charge is too great for the analyser to handle, it will prompt
you with the instructions as shown: (Fig. 24) below and the beeper will
sound continuously.
Battery surface
charge is present!
Fig. 24
Turn the ignition key
to ON position.
Switch ON the
headlights to remove
surface charge.
10. Wait until the surface charge removal had completed, the analyser will
advise as follows: (Fig.25) and then press
key.
Battery surface
charge has been
removed.
Fig. 25
Turn ignition key to
OFF position.
Switch OFF the
headlights and then
press [Enter].
11. If there is no surface charge present, then it will straight away enter into
“Select Rating” menu screen as shown in Fig. 26
Select Rating
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12. Before selecting the ratings ‘CCA, SAE, EN, IEC, DIN, CA and JIS #’ from
the menu, check the battery specification value. This value can be checked
on the battery labels as some of the examples shown below:
If it is selected under JIS # (Japanese Industrial Standard) then the display
will prompt you as shown (Fig.27) below.
Figure 27
Please refer to the
charts provided for
converting JIS# to
CCA ratings before
keying in the values.
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continue...
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Refer to the battery model (example: 80D26L or NX110-5L) on the Cold
Cranking Amps (CCA) Table list which is supplied separately. (See
example Fig.28 below.)
Figure 28
Press
key and the display will show: (Fig.29) below:
Input Battery Rating
Increase/decrease:
 Single digit 
 By hundredth 
100 CCA
Figure 29
Press [Enter] to
proceed.
13. Referring to the Table list (Fig.28) basing on 80D26L, check the battery type:
WET, MF, Sealed MF or Closed MF (CMF) as each category has different
CCA ratings. For instance, if the battery is a Sealed MF (CMF) then it is
rated at 630 CCA.
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14. To enter the value 630, press
key will increase the original value
of 100 (Fig.29) by step of 100 units to 600. Likewise use
key to
increase the last two digits (00) to 30 by step of 5 units for each pressing.
(See Fig. 30)
Fig. 30
Input Battery Rating
Increase/decrease:
 Single digit 
 By hundredths 
630 CCA
Press [Enter] to
proceed.
Once the CCA rating of the battery is confirmed, press
the testing process. Refer to the display below (Fig. 31).
key will start
Analysing...
Fig. 31
Please wait!
15. For less than 8 seconds, the results of the testing will be displayed on the
LCD screen. (Fig. 32)
Battery: Good
Rating:
630 CCA
Measured:
530 CCA
Volts:
12.45 V
Int. R:
5.09 mOhm
Life:
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16. This Analyser will also takes the temperature of the battery into
consideration when it has detected that the battery condition is marginal
(below 75%) and it will prompt you with the display as shown ( Fig. 33)
below:

Select:
Below 0°C
 Above 0°C
Fig.33
Then press [Enter]
17. Here it let you to select the surrounding temperature that you are working
with the battery. If the surrounding temperature is for example 15°C, then
select [Above 0°C] by pressing
key and then press
key. Then
the results will show on the LCD display.
Battery: OK.Recharge
Fig.34
Rating:
630
Measured: 478
Volts:
12.25
Int. R:
5.64
Life:
64
To print out the results, just press
start printing.
CCA
CCA
V
mOhm
%
key on the Analyser, the printer will
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6.2 Battery Test for Motorcycle, Commercial vehicle, etc.
To test motorcycle batteries or others, it is better to test with the battery taken
out from the vehicle battery compartment for better results. This is mainly due
to the obstruction of the wires that were attached to the battery terminals and
the tester clamps may not clip properly due to lack of space at its terminals
thereby may cause false test results.
1. While it is on the Main Menu as shown: (Fig. 35)
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2. Select “New Test” will proceed to the display below: (Fig. 36)
Vehicle Details:
 Input

Move
Fig.36
�
[Enter] to proceed
3. To key in the alphabets or numbers, keep pressing
or
key to
scroll from X,Y,Z,-,.,/,0,1,2,3,... in a loop sequence and stop it when found.
Press
key to move to the next or
key to move backwards to
continue the key in.
Note: If you do not input any particulars and straight away press
continue, then the test results will not save in its memory.
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4. After completion of the input, press
display as shown in Fig. 20 below.
key will proceed to the next
Battery Type:
Regular WET (Pb/Pb)
Regular WET (Pb/Ca)
MF VRLA (Ca/Ca)
AGM-Flat plate
AGM-Spiral wound
GEL cell
EFB [Start/Stop]
Fig.37
Here it will let you select the type of battery construction that you are testing.
Always refer to the table provide if you are not sure. Once it has been
selected, press
key to proceed.
5. The next display (Fig. 38) below will ask the type of application that the
battery being used. Select [Motorcycle] if you are testing motorcycle battery
and then press
key. Once entered, it will proceed to display Fig.39 as
shown below:
Application:
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Automotive
Motorcycle
Commercial vehicle
Motor Scooter
Marine/Watercraft
Lawn Mover
Golf Cart
Snowmobile
Fig.38
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Select Rating
CCA
SAE
DIN
JIS
IEC
EN
CA
Unknown
Fig.39
2. Before selecting the ratings ‘CCA, SAE, EN, IEC, DIN, CA and JIS from the
menu, check the battery model. This can be checked on the battery labels
as some of the examples shown below:
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With the battery model in hand, refer to the Battery rating chart ( as seen in
this example Fig.38 below) provided in separate copies with the Tester
when purchased, to get values to be keyed in.
Fig.38
3. If the rating CCA is confirmed, pressing
key will show: (Fig.39) below:
Input Battery Rating
Increase/decrease:
 Single digit 
 By hundredth 
40 CCA
Fig. 39
Press [Enter] to
proceed.
4. For Example:
If the motorcycle battery is model YT9B4 (Type: AGM, 120CCA) as refer to
the above table (Fig.38).
To enter the value 120, press
key will increase the original value
of 40 (Fig.39) by step of 100 units to 140. Likewise use
key to decrease
the last two digits (40) to 20 by step of 5 units for each pressing. (See Fig.
40)
Input Battery Rating
Increase/decrease:
 Single digit 
 By hundredths 
Fig. 40
120 CCA
Press [Enter] to
proceed.
Once the CCA rating of the battery is confirmed, press
the testing process. Refer to the display below (Fig. 41).
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Fig. 41
5. For less than 8 seconds, the results of the testing will be displayed on the
LCD screen. (Fig. 42)
Battery: Good
Fig.42
Rating:
120 CCA
Measured:
105 CCA
Volts:
12.65 V
Int. R:
25.71 mOhm
Life:
81 %
6. This Analyser will also takes the temperature of the battery into
consideration when it has detected that the battery condition is marginal
(below 75%) and it will prompt you with the display as shown ( Fig. 43)
below:
Select:

Below 0°C
 Above 0°C
Fig.43
Then press [Enter]
7. Here it let you to select the surrounding temperature that you are working
with the battery. If the surrounding temperature is for example 15°C, then
select [Above 0°C] by pressing
key and then press
key. Then
the results will show on the LCD display.
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Battery: Good
Rating:
120 CCA
Measured:
95 CCA
Volts:
12.60 V
Int. R:
28.42 mOhm
Life:
69 %
2
4
6
Fig.44
Interpretations of the above (Fig.44) results:
1. Battery: Good
A very straight forward display of the final results basing on the evaluation of
the tested condition. [Good] indicates the battery in top condition. [OK
Recharge] indicates that the battery is in good condition but need to recharge
to give its maximum performance. [Replace] indicates that the battery needs
to be replaced. If not, the battery will fail anytime without any warning.
2. Rating: 120 CCA
The battery capacity rated output is normally stated on the label for car
batteries. For other batteries, please refer the chart provided or check on
information provided on the label.
3. Measured: 95 CCA
It means that the battery tested has a capacity of 95 CCA power available.
CCA ratings has been used here, therefore the tested result is in CCA and if
other rating (DIN, SAE, JIS, IEC, CA, or EN) were selected, it will base on
the respective rating to calculate and show the results in that selected
rating.
4. Volts : 12.60V
The volts here indicated the State of Charge (SOC) of the tested battery
which is 12.60V during open circuit condition. [75% SOC for AGM batteries
by referring to the table below.]
SOC
100 %
90 %
80 %
75 %
50 %
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12.60V or higher
12.58 V
12.44 V
12.40 V
12.20 V
GEL
12.85V or higher
12.77 V
12.69 V
12.65 V
12.35 V
AGM
12.80V or higher
12.72 V
12.64 V
12.60 V
12.30 V
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Please take Note:
This output value (95 CCA) is related to the actual power available in the
battery in relation to that battery's rating (120 CCA). On average, a new
battery's CCA as measured by this tester will read 10-15 % higher than its
stated rating.
As the battery ages, the CCA number measured by this tester will decrease
so it reads near its rating. While this value is not the same as a CCA test, it is
the best available measurement for showing a battery's current condition in
relation to its rating.
From the above example, a 120 CCA rated battery measuring 95 CCA
available power does not mean that the battery would pass a CCA test at 95
CCA. The available power reading shows that the battery is not able to
perform up to its rated ability (120 CCA).
In comparison to another battery when fully charged, the 120 CCA battery
measuring 95 CCA is no stronger than a 90 CCA battery showing 90 CCA
available power when fully charged.
The available power number is meant for comparison to its own rating. In
fact, in this example the 120 CCA battery is failing to perform to its rating,
while the 90 CCA battery is still working.
Basing on SAE, CCA test is a manufacturing process control test applicable
only on new, fully charged batteries. It does not produce an actual value, but
is a PASS / FAIL test.
It measures the discharge load, in amps, that a battery can supply for 30
seconds at 0°F/-18°C while maintaining a voltage of 1.2 volts per cell (7.2
volts per battery) or higher.
Thus, the CCA test shows the minimum power requirement for the battery as
rated, which means a battery rated at 90 CCA must measure 7.2 volts or
above for 30 seconds when a load of 90 amps is applied at 0°F/ -18°C.
The above methods also hold for DIN, IEC, JIS, EN basing on its individual
ratings.
5. Int. R (Internal Resistance): 28.42 mΩ
In normal condition, the internal resistance for motorcycle batteries should
fall between 4.5 mΩ ~ 65.0 mΩ. As for cars, the internal resistance will be
from 2.0 mΩ to 15.0 mΩ. As a matter of fact, the higher the battery CCA
readings obtained the lower the internal resistance should be.
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6. LIFE: 69 % (Health)
This is an indication of the battery life (State of Health) in percentage. If the life
falls below 60%, the RESULT will display “Replace” and it is time to change to a
new battery.
Explanation of the following terms used as shown on the LCD display:
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CCA is a rating used in the battery industry to rate a battery’s ability to start
an engine in cold temperatures. This rating is the number of amperes that a
new fully charged battery can delivery at 0°F (-18°C) for 30 seconds, while
maintaining a voltage level of 7.2 Volts for a 12V battery during cranking.
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SAE (The Society of Automotive Engineers) Standard.
SAE has established Cold Cranking Amperes (CCA) rating for batteries as
their standard. Therefore this rating is the same as CCA rating as
mentioned above.
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IEC (International Electro technical Commission) Standard.
IEC rating require that at 0°F (-18°C), the number of amperes that the 12V
battery can deliver while maintaining a voltage level of 7.5V for 10 seconds
and 7.2V for 30 seconds during cranking.
EN (European Norm) Standard.
EN 1 rating require that at 0°F (-18°C), the number of amperes that the 12V
battery can deliver while maintaining a voltage level of 7.5V for 10 seconds,
stop for 10 seconds and continue with 60% load with maintaining voltage
level of 7.2V for 70 seconds during cranking (Total time: 90 seconds).
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JIS# (Japanese Industrial Standard)
JIS # amperes’ rating is based on Ampere Hours and is calculated using 20
hours rating. In this manual, it is using CCA ratings reference table list
provided basing on the JIS model number (See page 29 & 30).
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DIN (Deutsches Industrie Normen) Standard.
Basing on DIN , the rating requires that at 0°F (-18°C), the 12V battery is able
to deliver the number of amperes while maintaining a voltage level of 9.0
Volts for 30 seconds and 8.0 Volts for 150 seconds during cranking.
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CA (Cranking Amperes) Rating.
This rating is the number of amperes that a new fully charged battery can
delivery at 32°F (0°C) for 30 seconds, while maintaining a voltage level of
7.2 Volts for a 12V battery during cranking.
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Unknown
If you are not sure which ratings (CCA, EN, IEC, JIS or DIN) that the battery is
based on, then choose this setting. It will show the battery’s Voltage (State of
Charge), CCA and the Internal Resistance (m Ohm) only. This selection can
also be used to test 12V - Deep Cycle Batteries.
An example of the results display is shown below: (Fig.45)
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Battery:
Measured: 220 CCA
Volts:
12.26 V
Int. R: 12.27 mOhm
Fig.45
To determine the condition of the tested Deep Cycle Batteries, refer the
Volts reading – State of Charge (should not fall below 12.60V when fully
charged for Lead Acid Batteries, 12.85V for Gel Batteries and 12.80V for
AGM Batteries) and the Internal Resistance [Int. R] of the tested battery
should not be more 15 mOhm readings.
Batteries that had been left idle for long periods can still be tested with this
analyser. To perform the test, just clamp the analyser clips onto the battery
terminals and it will display the screen (Fig.46) as shown if its voltage falls
below the normal 12.0 volts.
Battery voltage is
below 12.00 Volts!
Fig.46
Press
Press [Enter] to
continue...
key to continue and the display will show: (Fig.47)
Select Rating
Fig.47
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Check the battery ratings and enter it as described in steps 13 to 15 (page
20~21) and the results will show as an example below: (Fig. 48 and Fig.49)
Battery: OK-Recharge
Battery: To replace
Rating:
400 CCA
Measured:
220 CCA
Volts:
11.96 V
Int. R: 12.27 mOhm
Rating:
400 CCA
Measured:
120 CCA
Volts:
10.56 V
Int. R: 22.50 mOhm
State of Charge is
low! Charge battery
and test again.
State of Charge is
low! Internal
resistance is high.
Fig.48
Fig.49
Fig.48 - Results shown [OK-Recharge], it indicated that the battery has to
be fully charged first before repeating the test.
For Fig.49, the Results shown [To replace], this meant that the battery need to
be replaced as its internal plate resistance [Int. R] is higher than 15.0 mOhm.
15.
Pressing the
key at any moment will exit and return back to the main
menu screen (Fig.35).
7.0 Other System Test
When this item is selected, it will allow you to select one of the three Tests namely:
Starter Test, Charging Test and Grounding Test:
7.1 Starter Test
1. With engine OFF, place the vehicle transmission in NEUTRAL for Manual
and PARK for Automatic then apply the parking brake.
2. Connect the analyser to the battery terminals and the display will light up as
shown (Fig 50) below:
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3. Selecting [Starter Test] (Fig. 51) will proceed to the display below: (Fig. 52)
Fig.52
Vehicle Details:
 Input

Move
�
[Enter] to proceed
4. Here it let you key in the particulars (e.g. license plate number, etc.).To key
in the alphabets or numbers, keep pressing
or
key to scroll from
X,Y,Z,-,.,/,0,1,2,3,... in a loop sequence and stop it when found. Press
key to move to the next or
key to move backwards to continue the key
in.
Note: If you do not input any particulars and straight away press
continue, then the test results will not save in its memory.
5. After completion of the input, press
display as shown in Fig. 53 below.
key to
key will proceed to the next
Starter Test
Battery:
12.45V
Fig.53
Crank engine now until
it starts. Then press
[Enter].
6. Switch the ignition key to ON and start cranking the engine until it starts.
Immediately after that press
key and the results will show as
follows (Figure 54):
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Battery:
12.45V
Min. Volts: 10.56V
Volt Drop: Normal
Fig.54
[Exit] to Menu.
7. If the voltage drop is too great during the cranking, the tested results will
display as follows (Fig.55) and will prompt you to check the starter system.
Result: High Drop
Battery:
12.45V
Min. Volts: 8.56V
Volt Drop: High
Fig.55
Check starter relay,
battery terminals or
battery has aged.
[Exit] to Menu.
8. During cranking when it detects that there is no drop in voltage, it will
display the following screen (Fig.56).
Result: Not detected
Battery:
12.45V
Starter test fail!
Fig.56
No change in volt
drop. Check clamping
at battery side and
test again.
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6. Pressing the
key at any moment will exit and return back to the
main menu screen. (Fig.50)
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7.2 Alternator Test
This test is to check the MAX and MIN charging voltages output of the
alternator at 3000 RPM without load and 2000 RPM with all loads ON. With this
test you can determine the alternator’s condition when in reference with the
vehicle’s Service Manual.
Starts with No load testing at 3,000 RPM
1. With engine OFF, place the vehicle transmission in NEUTRAL for Manual
and PARK for Automatic and apply the parking brake.
2. Attach the Analyser clips onto the battery terminal posts and it will power up
and lights up the LCD display screen as shown (Fig.57). Press
key
and the display will show as Fig. 58 below.
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Grounding Test
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[Enter] to proceed
Setup Menu
Fig.57
Fig.58
3. Select [Alternator Test] and it will proceed to the display below: (Fig. 59)
Vehicle Details:
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4. Here it let you key in the particulars (e.g. license plate number, etc.). To key
in the alphabets or numbers, keep pressing
or
key to scroll
from X,Y,Z,-,.,/,0,1,2,3,... in a loop sequence and stop it when found. Press
key to move to the next or
key to move backwards to continue the key
in.
Note: If you do not input any particulars and straight away press
continue, then the test results will not save in its memory.
After completion of the input, press
display as shown in Fig. 60 below.
key to
key will proceed to the next
Alternator Test
Start the car engine
and keeps it running.
Fig.60
Then press [Enter] to
begin.
Start the engine and then press
key again and the screen will
prompt you as shown below (Fig. 61).
Fig. 61
No Load Test
Make sure all
electrical loads are
turn OFF. Rev the
engine to 3,000 rpm.
Press [Enter].Hold on
to this 3,000 rpm for
10 seconds and release
the pedal.
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Follow the instructions, make sure that all loads (lights, air-condition, etc)
are OFF. Rev the engine up to 2,500 ~ 3,000 RPM by referring to the
dashboard meter, then press
key and maintain the engine speed
for about 10 seconds and release the pedal. The maximum and minimum
voltages values will be captured.
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After that press
key again and it show as below (Fig. 62)
No Load Test
At 3,000 rpm:
Av Volts:
Max. <15.0V:
Min. >13.3V:
Charging Volts
range limit.
Average
Charging Volts
14.2V
14.6V
13.8V
Captured Volts
readings
Press [Enter] for
results.
With the captured readings, analysis can done by referring
Fig.62 to the limits as
indicated that MAX voltage should not exceed 15.0V (max. voltage at
3,000 RPM) and MIN voltage should be more than 13.3V (min voltage
during idling speed).
5. Press
key will show the results of the test (Fig.63):
Fig.63
Results: Good
At 3,000 rpm,
No load Test:
Average Charging
Volts:
14.2V
Press [Enter] to
continue to Loading
Test.
6. If either minimum or maximum charging volts are not within the voltage
range limits then it will display one of the screen as below (Fig.64 & 65) and
it will prompt you to check the charging system for the fault.
Results: Low charge
Results:High charge
At 3,000 rpm,
No load Test:
Min. >13.3V: 13.2V
At 3,000 rpm,
No load Test:
Max. <15.0V: 15.6V
Check for loose belt
and the alternator.
Check alternator
and the regulator.
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Testing with electrical load at 2,000 RPM
As more electrical accessories, such as lights, rear demister, heater, car
stereos, etc. were used; the electro-motive force decreases and this will allow
more amperage from the alternator to flow into the battery to compensate for
the added load. This test is to check the alternator’s behavior during loading.
7. Continue from the previous test (either Fig. 63, 64 or 65); proceed to the
next step by pressing
key will enter to the display as follows.
(Fig.66)
Fig.66
Loading Test
Switch ON all
electrical loads.
Rev engine up to
2,000 rpm. Press
[Enter].Hold on to
this 2,000 rpm for
10 seconds and
release the pedal.
Follow the instructions; switch ON all electrical loads (Head Lights, Radio,
Rear Demister, Heater, etc).
Note: Air-Condition (mostly mechanical load) should be OFF as it
sometimes slowdown the idling speed of certain cars while it is ON thereby
affecting the idling speed charging results.
Rev the engine up to 1,500 ~ 2,000 RPM by referring to the dashboard
meter, then press
key and maintain the engine speed for about 10
seconds and release the pedal. The maximum and minimum voltages
values will be captured. (Fig.67)
Loading Test
Normal Charging
range limit.
At 2,000 rpm:
Av. Volts:
13.3V
Max.>13.5V: 13.8V
Min.>12.5V: 12.8V
Average
Charging volts.
Captured Volts
readings
Press [Enter] for
results.
Fig. 67
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With the captured readings, analysis can done by referring to the limits as
indicated that MAX voltage should exceed 13.5V (max. voltage at 2,000
RPM) and MIN voltage should be more than 12.5V (min voltage during idling
speed).
After that press
(Fig 68.)
key again and the results will be shown as below
Results: Good
At 2,000 rpm,
Loading Test:
Average Charging
Volts:
13.3V
Fig.68
8.
If either minimum or maximum charging volts are not within the voltage
range limits then it will display one of the screen as below (Fig.69 & 70) and
it will prompt you to check the alternator system for the fault.
Results: Low charge
Results: Low charge
At 2,000 rpm,
Loading Test:
Max.>13.5V: 13.3V
At 2,000 rpm,
Loading Test:
Min.>12.5V: 12.4V
Check for loose belt
and the alternator.
Check for loose belt
and the alternator.
Fig.69
11. Just press
Fig. 70
key if you need to printout the results.
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12. Continue from the previous test (either Fig. 68, 69 or 70); the display will
automatically switch to Diode Ripple Test (Fig.17) as below:
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Switch ON all
electrical loads.
Run engine up at
idling speed.
Fig. 71
Press [Enter].
13. Make sure the electrical loads (Headlights, High beams, heaters, etc) are
switched ON. [Important Note: Do not switch ON the Air Conditioner as it
may affect the results]. Let the engine runs at idling speed. Do not Rev.
14. Then press
key to continue. The display will show: (Fig. 72)
Diode Ripple Test
At idling rpm:
Analysing...
Please wait!
Fig. 72
15. After analysing, the analyser will display the results Fig.73 or Fig.74
depending on the outcome.
Results: OK
AC ripple test,
At idling rpm:
Max.<0.5V: 0.19V
Results: High Ripple
AC ripple test,
At idling rpm:
Max.<0.5V: 0.8V
Ripples are good.
Check alternator
diodes.
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[Exit] to Menu.
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16. Just press
key if you need to printout the results.
17. To exit the program, pressing the
key at any moment will exit and
return back to the main menu screen (Fig.57).
7.3 Grounding Test
The engine body and the vehicle chassis are always connected to the battery
negative terminal to provide the electrical return path (grounding) for all the
electrical components. Due to the surrounding environmental effect, the
surface contacts of these joints or connections of these circuits will subject to
oxidation and corrosion in a matter of time rendering them to have high
resistance in it. One typical example is the connection at the battery terminals
where oxidation and corrosion takes place very often. If these contacts were
no good then it will pose a lot of electrical problems to the vehicle.
To check the grounding condition, this Analyser will measure the resistance
from the engine body contact to the battery terminal then it will display the
results and the recommendations.
Start Testing
1. With engine OFF, place the vehicle transmission in NEUTRAL for Manual
and PARK for Automatic and apply the parking brake.
2. Attach the Analyser clips onto the battery terminal posts and it will power up
and lights up the LCD display screen as shown (Fig.75). Press
key
and the display will show as Fig. 76 below.
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Grounding Test
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3. Select[Grounding Test] and it will proceed to the display below: (Fig. 77)
Vehicle Details:
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Move
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[Enter] to proceed
Fig.77
4. Here it let you key in the particulars (e.g. license plate number, etc.). To key
in the alphabets or numbers, keep pressing
or
key to scroll
from X,Y,Z,-,.,/,0,1,2,3,... in a loop sequence and stop it when found. Press
key to move to the next or
key to move backwards to continue the key
in.
Note: If you do not input any particulars and straight away press
continue, then the test results will not save in its memory.
After completion of the input, press
display as shown in Fig. 78 below.
key to
key will proceed to the next
Grounding Test
Fig.78
Clip the Black clip to
engine body or the car
chassis and the Red
clip to the battery
[+] post.
Press [Enter] to
begin.
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5. Now transfer the BLACK tester clip from the battery [-] terminal to a
suitable position on the engine or chassis body leaving the RED clip still
attached to the battery [+] terminal.
6. Press
key again and it will starts analyzing (Fig. 79)
7.
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Fig.79
Please wait!
8. Once it has finished analysing, it will prompt you with an instruction
(Fig. 80) stating that you have should unclamp the Black tester clip from the
engine or chassis body and transfer to the battery negative [-] terminal
within 20 seconds time limit if not the testing procedure has to be repeated
again as the gathered data will be lost.
Grounding Test
Fig.80
Now transfer the Black
clip to the battery
[-] post.
The time limit given
is 20 seconds before
the memory is lost.
9. Once the Black clip is clamped onto the battery [-] terminal, the Analyser
display will light up as shown. (Fig. 81)
Grounding Test
Fig.81
Press [Enter] to
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follows (Fig. 82).
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Fig.82
12. If the measured resistance reading is within limits, then it will display as
follows (Fig. 83)
Results:
Fig.83
OK
The grounding
resistance of the
engine or car chassis
is within limit.
13. If the measured resistance reading has gone beyond the limits, then it will
display the screen as follows (Fig. 84).
Results: High Ohms
Fig.84
The grounding
resistance of the
engine or car chassis
is high.
Clean the cable
contacts or replace
cable if necessary.
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Note:
The above indicates that the ground contact from the engine body to
the battery is bad. Check for rusted or corroded point of contacts. If
found, dismantle it for cleaning or replace before fixing back. Repeat
the test again after fixing.
Another thing is that if you suspect that the result is in question, you
may conduct the test with the Black clip clamp at different location.
14. If you did not follow the right procedures during the testing, it will display the
results as follows (Fig. 85) below:
Results: Not detected
Grounding test
Failed!
Try again and follow
the step by step
instructions given.
Fig.85
[Exit] to Menu.
15. Just press
key if you need to printout the results.
16. To exit the program, pressing the
key at any moment will exit and
return back to the main menu screen (Fig.75).
8.0 – Stored Results
8.1 Recalling and viewing previous Test Results
To view the results of the last test, BESA-12PM has to be connected to an external
power source by either clamping its clips directly to a 12Volt car battery or
connected to a PC via the USB port.
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Fig.87
2. It will run through a self-test and when completed it displays the Main
Menu as shown: (Fig. 88)
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Setup Menu
3. Pressing
89 below.
key to scroll down to the [Stored Results] as shown in Fig.
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4. Press
key will proceed to the display on a list of the recorded
names (particulars that was keyed in earlier) for you to select as an
example shown below (Fig.90).
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Select:
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C1234MN
MR.SMITH
ADC8899L
BOSCH 12V
YUASA YTX7L-BS
5. Select it by pressing
or
key. If you do not find the name then
press
or
key to continue to the next page in event that it is full.
6.
Once selected, the display will show the date with time and particulars that
you have selected and keyed in during the test done. (Fig. 91).
Particulars:
15/04/2014
Fig.91
Press
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Outside Vehicle
key will proceed to show the test results.
Some examples of the Results are shown below are: (Figs. 92 & 93)
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Battery: Replace
Result: High Drop
Rating:
Measured:
Volts:
Int. R:
Life:
Min. Volts: 8.56V
Volt Drop: High
500 CCA
129 CCA
12.85 V
20.91 mOhm
0
%
Check starter relay,
battery terminals or
battery has aged.
Press [Exit] to main
menu.
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9.0 Printing the previous Test Results from Memory
To print out the previous results from its memory, select [Stored Results] from the
menu. Access to the recorded names (example: Fig.90), select and press
key will display the results.
To print just press
key on the Analyser, the printer will start printing
Important:
The Analyser has to be connected to a 12V battery in order to work with the
mobile printer. This is because the printer needs higher Amps to operate which
the PC USB output is unable to provide.
Note:
To printout on PC printer, it has to be connected to the PC with BESA-12PM
software installed. (See Print Results from PC Printer – Page 52).
To exit the program, pressing the
key at any moment will exit and
back to the main menu screen (Fig.89).
return
10.0 PC Link
BESA-12PM is also designed to link with PC for data storage and printout through
PC printer. To do so, the PC has to install the driver and the software provided in
order to operate.
10.1 Installing Driver.
Important Note:
Before you start to install the driver, please do not plug BESA-12PM into the
computer’s USB port or else the installation will fail and the computer cannot detect
the proper driver for BESA-12PM when connected.
If you have made the above error and wish to install the driver the second time,
you need to uninstall the previously installed driver first before starting to reinstall
again. This time make sure that BESA-12PM is not plugged in.
Step 1.
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You can install the driver from the CD provided or download it from
our website:
http://www.aetool.com/productshow.asp?id=1055&sortsid=0&catego
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First click to open the folder:
You will find the following files:
Step 2.
Double click on the icon
. The installation will start
automatically. Typical example below is for Windows 7 operating
system.
As instructed, click [Next>] tab the program will continue to install the
driver on the computer. Once it had finished, it will prompt you as
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Look for the program icon (see below).
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Then double click it. The software will start to install and will prompt
with the display below:
Then double click it. The software will start to install and will prompt.
See example below:
Click “OK” tab to continue the installation and the software will start to
install.
.
A few seconds later, the display will show as below that the installation has
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the desktop.
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Step 4.
Now plug the Analyzer into any one of the PC USB port.
Step 5.
On the PC, go to desktop display and look for
icon.
Left click on the icon to open the program and the display page will
show as below:
It will automatically
detect COM Port.
Click here to select your
preferred language from the
10 different languages..
Click here to put your
Company name and address.
Step 6.
Now link up BESA-12PM with PC by the following procedures:
1. On the Main Menu page (Fig. 94) below, select [Stored Results] by
pressing
key to highlight it and then press
key.
Select Menu
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Other System Test
Stored Results
Setup Menu
2. The display (Fig. 95) will show a list of the particulars that you had
keyed in prior to the test. Select by scrolling
or
key and
then press
key. The display will change to as shown in
Fig.91.
Select: 1/1 
AD8778ML
C1234MN
MR.SMITH
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3. While on this display (Fig.96) click on [Get Data from Analyser] tab
on the PC and the Test Result will appear. See example below.
You can type in
the particulars
here and then
click [Add to Test
Report] tab to be
included in the
test report which
will be stored
and printed out if
you wish.
4. If you need to view another test result, press
to the display as shown in Fig.95.
key to go back
5. Select the next test Result and press
key, and as usual the
display will go to the particulars screen (Fig.96). Now press
key again will display the results.
6. ON the PC, click “Get Data from Analyser” tab and the results will
be transferred to the PC.
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If there is no communication, a message text box will appear (see
below)
.
In this case, unplug the Analyzer from the PC and repeat Step 4 to
Step 6. If problem persist, then select an alternate COMPORT
individually from the dropdown list and click [Get Data From Analyser]
tab to see whether the Last Test Result will appear (as displayed in
Step 6 No.4).
If the above fails again, then try plugging the Analyzer to the PC’s
another USB port and repeating Step 4 to Step 6 again.
10.2 Printing Results from PC Printer:
While on this page, if you wish to print out the results, make sure that
your printer is connected to the computer. Click on [PRINT] tab and a
text box will appear. Select the right printer and click [Print] tab to print.
Select the printer
which is connected
to your computer
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10.3 Saving Results to PC:
If you wish to save the results from this page, then click on [SAVE AS] tab.
A message box will appear. Type in the file name and click [Save] tab.
Select where you
want to save in.
Type the file
name here.
After you had completed saving the first result and wish to save the
next one, you should press
key on the Analyser to the display as
shown in Fig.90. Select the one on the list shown on the screen that
you want and then press
key to proceed to the ‘particulars’ screen
(Fig.91).
Again, you have to click “Get Data from Analyser” tab on the PC to
transfer the results data to be saved.
Disclaimer
All information, illustrations, and specifications contained in this user manual are
based on the latest information available at the time of printing. The right is
reserved to make any changes at any time without obligation to notify any person
or organization of such revisions or changes.
Furthermore, the manufacturer or its sales agents are not liable for errors contained
herein or for incidental or consequential damages (including lost profits) in
connection with the furnishing, performance or use of this material.
This user manual tells how to use and perform the required procedures on
vehicles. Safe and effective use of this Analyser is very much dependant on the
user following the normal practices and procedures outline in this manual.
11.0 Warranty Information
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11.1 Limited Warranty
This limited warranty cover defects in materials and workmanship for a period
of twelve (12) months which begins from the date the product is purchased by
the end user and is subjected to the following terms and conditions:
1.
Within the warranty period, the manufacturer will repair or replace, at
their options, any defective parts and return to the owner in good
working condition.
2.
Any repaired or replaced parts will be warranted for the balance of the
original warranty or three months (3) months from the date of repair,
whichever is longer.
3.
This warranty only extends to the first owner and not assignable or
transferable to any subsequent owner.
4.
Cost of delivery charges incurred for the repair of the product to and
from the manufacturer will be borne by the owner.
5.
This limited warranty covers only those defects that occur as a result of
normal use and do not cover those that resulted from:
•
Unauthorized modifications and repair.
•
Improper operation or misuse.
•
Accident or neglect such as dropping the unit onto hard surfaces.
•
Contact with water, rain or extreme humidity.
•
Contact with extreme heat.
•
Broken cables, bent contact pins or subject to extreme stress or
wear.
•
Physical damage to the product surface including scratches, cracks
or other damage to the display screen or other externally exposed
parts.
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11.2 Limitations of Warranty
Other than the foregoing limited warranty, the manufacturer does not make
any other warranty or condition of any kind, whether express or implied.
Any implied warranty of merchantability, or fitness for use shall be limited
to the duration of the foregoing limited warranty.
Otherwise, the foregoing limited warranty is the owner’s sole and exclusive
remedy and is in lieu of all other warranties whether express or implied.
The manufacturer or any of its exclusive sales agents shall not be liable for
any consequential or incidental damages or losses arising from the loss of
the product.
All warranty information, product features and specifications are subjected
to change without prior notice.
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