LIMITED WARRANTY
MODEL 6033
Associated Equipment Corporation, 5043 Farlin Ave., St. Louis, MO 63115, USA, makes this
limited warranty to the original purchaser at retail of the Battery Tester Model 6033.
HEAVY LOAD ELECTRONIC BATTERY TESTER
The Company hereby warrants to the Purchaser that if the Product, or any part thereof, shall
prove to be defective due to improper workmanship or materials at any time up to and
including one (1) year from the date of Product's purchase at retail, then the Company shall
repair or replace the Product, or any part thereof, as the case may be, at the Company's
option, without charge to the Purchaser for parts and labor, provided that Purchaser follows
the procedures set forth herein.
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
WARNING
Batteries produce explosive gases and can explode.
This limited warranty does not and shall not apply: (1) to any Product parts subject to normal
wear and tear, including, but not limited to, clamps and cables, (2) if the Product, or any part
thereof, is subject to accident, misuse, abuse, or operated contrary to the Company's
instructions pertaining to the Product, or (3) to the Product, or any part thereof, damaged by
alteration, or by improper repair or service not rendered by the Company.
Wear safety goggles. (User and bystanders)
Keep flames and sparks away from batteries.
To obtain warranty repairs, the Purchaser must take the following steps:
Read and follow instructions.
Battery explosion and ignited gases can cause injury.
(1) Carefully and securely pack the Product for shipping. The Company is not and shall not
be responsible nor liable for damage to the Product caused by or during shipping.
WARNING
Battery acid can cause chemical burns.
(2) ENCLOSE PROOF OF PURCHASE AT RETAIL BY PURCHASER.
Wear protective clothing. (User and bystanders)
Chemical burns can cause injury.
(3) Send the Product, with all postage, transportation and delivery charges prepaid, to
Associated Equipment Corporation, 5043 Farlin, St. Louis, Missouri 63115
(4) Request "Warranty Service" in writing. If the Purchaser does not request "Warranty
Service" in writing, the Product will be returned to the Purchaser at the Purchaser's sole cost
and expense with the Purchaser being charged for repairs or replacement. The Company
assumes no responsibility for cost or damages incurred by the Purchaser resulting from the
Purchaser's improper request for Warranty Service.
(5) Include a brief description of the problem.
If the problem is within the coverage of this limited warranty, the replaced or repaired Product
will be returned to the Purchaser at the Company's sole cost and expense. If the problem is
not within the coverage of this limited warranty, the product will be returned to the Purchaser
after receipt of his Bank Card information and a charge may be imposed for a repair cost
estimate.
THIS IS THE ONLY EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRODUCT
AND THE COMPANY NEITHER ASSUMES NOR AUTHORIZES ANYONE TO ASSUME OR
MAKE ANY OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT OTHER
THAN THIS EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THIS PRODUCT IS
LIMITED TO A PERIOD OF ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE DATE OF THE PRODUCT'S
PURCHASE AT RETAIL BY THE PURCHASER. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATION ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
5043 Farlin Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63115
Tel. (314)385-5178 Fax. (314)385-3254
W2311
SAFETY INFORMATION
Working in the vicinity of lead-acid battery is DANGEROUS due to EXPLOSIVE GASES
generated by the battery, these gases can be ignited by a spark, cigarette or flame and
are powerful enough to blow a battery apart, forcefully showering the area with battery
pieces and acid.
To reduce the chance of exploding batteries follow instructions by manufacturers of
batteries as well as these instructions.
IN CASE OF ACCIDENT RINSE EYES WITH CLEAN WATER AT LEAST 5 MINUTES
AND SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY. NEVER USE EYE DROPS OR
OTHER MEDICATION UNLESS DIRECTED BY A DOCTOR.
When working around lead-acid batteries wear eye protection. NEVER smoke, have an
open flame or sparks near battery. Have plenty of ventilation and keep your face as far
as possible from the battery. Undercharged lead-acid batteries will freeze during cold
weather. Never test or charge a frozen battery. Do not allow tools to drop onto a
battery. Do not lay tester on battery.
BATTERY LOAD TEST
This test evaluates the battery's ability to crank an engine. The tester draws current
from the battery while measuring its voltage level. The voltage level of a good battery
will remain relatively steady under load, but a defective battery will show a rapid loss in
voltage. Battery size (CCA rating) and temperature will affect test results - follow
instructions carefully.
1.
Rev. 11/07 027-0834
Turn off engine, accessories and battery test equipment.
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2. Connect positive (red) clamp to positive (POS, P, +) battery post. Connect negative
(black) clamp to the negative (NEG, N,-) battery post. "Rock" clamps back and forth to
insure a good electrical connection. For batteries with side terminals, use the side
terminal adapters in the clamps.
ENGINE SHOULD BE AT NORMAL OPERATING TEMPERATURE
1.
Turn off all lights and accessories. Operate engine at fast idle (approximately 1500
RPM).
3. As soon as the tester is connected to the battery, the tester will take a reading of
the battery Open Circuit Voltage (OCV) before any load is placed on the battery. The
tester display will flash then show the battery voltage (Vb) at that moment. While the
voltage is displayed, the tester will be recording the Maximum voltage (Vmax) and
Minimum voltage (Vmin) measured. Batteries load tested in a discharged state (Vb <
12.2 volts), may result in an inaccurate CCA. Attempt to recharge these batteries and
then retest.
2.
Connect tester clamps to battery as described in Step 2 under Battery Load Test.
NOTE: If the tester is still connected to the battery from a previous test, it is
necessary to disconnect one of the clamps to reset the tester before
performing another test.
3.
Do not press the tester’s load switch, turn on the lights, turn on the high beams,
and put the blower on high, after about 3 sec turn off the lights and blower. Check
the tester display will show Vb, Vmax and Vmin. The user can then verify that
these readings are within the recommended values of the vehicle manufacturer (for
instance normal voltages would be in the range of 13.5 to 14.4V). Voltage readings
out of the range would indicate a bad alternator, regulator or circuit issue (belts,
cable connections).
4.
For larger alternators the tester load may also be used for loading the battery and
alternator. Compare the tester readings with the vehicle’s recommended values as
in step 3.
NOTE:
The 6033 tester uses the battery under test for power. If the battery voltage is
less than 7.5 volts, the display will not come on. If when connecting the tester,
the display does not light up, check for correct polarity hookup. If correct,
charge the battery and try again.
4. Press and hold the load switch to place a load on the battery. The tester monitors
the voltage, after determining the load is no longer needed (5 to 10 seconds) the display
will flash, indicating to release the load switch. The tester will calculate the battery
capacity and begin to cycle through the sequence of four displays (Vb, Vmax, Vmin and
CCA).
If the tester display starts to flash (like under battery load test) leave the loads
(lights and blower) on and disconnect and reconnect the tester and then turn off the
loads.
5. If the battery state of charge is too low to calculate the CCA or the battery is to
small (<100CCA) then the test will display “LO” for the CCA.
STARTER MOTOR TEST
6. If the load switch is not pressed within 10 seconds after tester connection to
battery, the tester will begin to cycle through the display showing the Vb, Vmax and
Vmin. The LED’s under the display indicate which value is being displayed.
This test identifies excessive starter current draw, which makes starting difficult and
shortens battery life.
ENGINE MUST BE AT NORMAL OPERATING TEMPERATURE
WARNING: THE TOP AND REAR OF TESTER WILL HEAT UP DUE TO LOAD
CURRENT. WITH 12-VOLT BATTERIES ALLOW TESTER TO COOL ONE
MINUTE BETWEEN LOAD TESTS - MAXIMUM OF 3 LOAD TESTS IN 15
MINUTE PERIOD. EXCEEDING DUTY CYCLE MAY CAUSE INCORRECT
READING AND DAMAGE TO THE UNIT.
TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION FOR BATTERY LOAD TEST
Low temperature has a degrading effect on batteries and will affect test results. The
CCA reading will drop approximately 1% for each 2°F the battery temperature is below
80°F. for instance a battery at 40°F will read 80% of the actual CCA value. An
example: on a battery at 40°F the tester shows the battery CCA value at 400 so the
actual value is 400/.80 = 500CCA.
CHARGING SYSTEM TEST
This test measures the output voltage of the alternator/regulator. Check for under or
overcharging - which leads to poor battery performance and short life.
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1.
Perform Battery Load Test. Proceed if battery is good.
2.
Disconnect one tester clamp to reset tester’s circuit board.
3.
Reconnect the tester clamp.
4.
Start engine with tester connected to the battery.
Note: If engine does not start in 5 seconds, release start switch.
5.
The (Vmin) reading will be and indication of how good the starter is. (For instance
a voltage below 7.2V indicates excessive current draw. This may be due to bad
connections or a failing starter motor, or the battery may be too small for the
vehicle’s requirements.
If the voltage to the tester drops below 6V the unit will reset. This can be evident if
no voltage drop is seen. For example after the vehicle is started the Vmin reading
is similar to Vb.
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