BATTERY STARTER ANALYSER (BSA-12)
User Manual
Introduction
BSA-12 Battery Starter Analyser does not carry internal batteries but is powered up from external DC
source ranging from 9V to 15V DC. It is meant for operating on 12V flooded lead acid, sealed lead
acid, and VRLA, Gel or AGM batteries. No maintenance is required during its lifetime service. Testing
operation is quick (less than 7 sec) and does not create sparks when clipped on or drain the battery
during the test.
Specifications:
Operating Voltage:
9V ~ 15V DC (max)
Analysing Capacity (Amps):
CCA:
IEC:
JIS#:
CA:
DC Volts Accuracy:
± 2% Reading
Battery analysing time:
Less than 7 seconds.
Working Temperature:
0ºC ~ 50ºC.
Working Humidity:
10 ~ 80 %
100 ~ 1700A
100 ~ 1000A
100 ~ 1700A
100 ~ 1700A
EN: 100 ~ 1700A
DIN: 100 ~ 1000A
SAE: 100 ~ 1700A
Safety precautions:
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
•
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.
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Always keep a fire extinguisher readily available and easily accessible in the workshop.
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 you!
Whenever possible, please follow the manufacturer's instructions for testing, jumping, installing,
charging and equalizing batteries.
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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.
•
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).
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Do not add distilled water if the electrolyte is covering the top of the plates
pla
because
during the recharging process, it will get warm and expand. After recharging has been
completed, recheck the level.
•
Do NOT smoke or cause sparks or flames while the battery is being recharged
because batteries give off explosive gasses.
Preparing for Test:
1. The Tester operates 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.
2. Battery that has just been
een charged by the charger contains surface charge and it should be
discharged by turning ON the Head lights for 3~5 minutes before testing.
3. Always attached the tester clips on the lead side of the battery terminal posts during testing
so that it has a good
od contact. This will provide better and accurate results.
4. Do not attach the tester 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.)
5. During testing on the battery whist it is still in the car, make sure the engine,
engine all accessories
and load are OFF.. Close the trunk lid and all doors.
6. Inspect the battery for cracks or broken casing. Do not use the Tester
Tester if the battery is
damaged.
7. If the battery is a WET type: non sealed maintenance free, top up the level as specified by
the markings on the battery with distilled water.. This will help to purge the gas from the cells.
DO NOT OVERFILL.
8. If necessary to remove the battery from the vehicle to test, ALWAYS remove the negative
terminal from the battery first. Make sure all accessories are OFF so that you do not cause
any arcing.
OPERATION:
Battery Test:
1. Make sure the battery terminals are clean. Wire brush them if necessary. Clamp the Tester
black clip to the battery negative terminal and red clip to the battery positive terminal. The
Tester LCD will light up.
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2. Select
for battery test and then press
3. If the tester detected that the battery has surface charge it will prompt you to turn the ignition
key to ON and switch on the headlights to discharge the battery until it has reached to the
next display that shows turn ignition OFF and headlights OFF as display shown below and
then press
to continue.
4.
If the battery state of charge (SOC) is below 12V, then it will display as below to remind you
that the battery has low voltage and you wish to continue, just press
to proceed.
State of Charge (SOC)
5. Next it will prompt you to select the types of batteries: SLI battery meant that it tests normal
flooded types like Wet Low Maintenance (Sb/Ca), Wet Standard (Sb/Sb) Batteries.
6. If AGM (Flat/Spiral) is selected, then it will test Wet (MF) Maintenance Free (Ca/Ca),
AGM/Gel Cell VRLA (Ca/Ca) Batteries.
7.
Once the selection has been done, it will proceed to the display as shown below:
8. 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:
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9. If the rating is selected under JIS # (Japanese Industrial Standard) then you need to refer to
the conversion chart provided to convert to CCA ratings.
10. You can use the rough CCA guide below, basing on the engine capacity of vehicle but the
percentage (%) Life is not that precise compare to the actual battery rating.
1000 – 1299 cc
1300 – 1599 cc
1600 – 1999 cc
2000 – 2999 cc
3000 – 3500 cc
11. To enter the value, press key ⊳
300 CCA
400 CCA
500 CCA
700 CCA
800 CCA
will increase or decrease the original value shown on the
display by 100 units .Likewise use key to increase or decrease the last two digits step
of 5 units for each pressing.
12. Once the Amps rating of the battery is confirmed, press
process. Refer to the display below:
key will start the testing
13. For less than 7 seconds, the results of the testing will be displayed on the LCD screen.
Battery Result
State of Charge (SOC)
Measured Output
Internal Resistance
Life
14. Examples of other battery test results are shown below:
Replace Battery
Flashes On and Off
Charge and retest
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Starter Test:
This test actually checks the cranking effectiveness of the battery and also the starting condition.
condition
1. With engine OFF, place the vehicle transmission in NEUTRAL for Manual and PARK for
Automatic then apply the parking brake.
2. Connect the tester to the battery terminals and the display will light up as shown.
shown
3. From the main MENU, select ‘Starter Test’ by scrolling down using key. The screen will
show:
4.
Press
key to continue and the display will show:
show
State of Charge
before cranking
Note: In event that you did not crank the engine while on this screen, the starter test will
terminate after 30 seconds and return to the main menu.
5.
Now switch
witch the ignition key to ON and start cranking the engine until it starts.
6.
The results display will show as an example below:
Normal
Drop Voltage
High voltage drop
Less than 9.6V
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
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.
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This user manual tells how to use and perform the required procedures on vehicles. Safe and
effective use of this tester is very much dependant on the user following the normal practices and
procedures outline in this manual.
Warranty Information
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 arises as a result of normal use and
does not cover those that arises as a result of:
• 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.
• Cables that have broken, 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.
14.2 - 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 of the loss of uses of this product.
All warranty information, product features and specifications are subjected to change
without prior notice.
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