Battery Testing the ‘Smart’ Way? OTC 3200
OTC 3200 Smart Battery Tester: $309.99:
I got the OTC 3200 Smart Battery Tester a couple of months ago. At first I was a bit skeptical. Many testers I’ve used in the past were all-in-one units. The OTC 3200 isn’t quite like that. In fact, you need a smart phone or device equipped with a camera to fully utilize the tool.
After using the tool for a while I began to see it’s capabilities. It has a lot of featured and not only tests batteries quick and easy, it also checks the starting and charging systems. It will also keep a log of all the batteries and charging systems you check so you can monitor them over time. Pretty cool.
I really do like the tool. it’s an excellent battery/charging/starting system tester. I’m still not sold on having to use my smartphone to use it though. I really wish those capabilities were built into the tool and I didn’t need to fumble with my phone every time I wanted to complete a charging system test.
More info from OTC: https://www.otctools.com/node/6158
Check out OTC’s other cool tools: https://www.otctools.com
If you wanted a less expensive battery testing alternative you can try this: http://www.harborfreight.com/100-amp-612v-battery-load-tester-61747.html
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