When it comes to keeping your vehicle(s) running well, there are a few things that you should keep track of on a regular basis. While most drivers are aware that getting your oil changed and brakes checked are things that have to be done regularly to ensure that your vehicle remains running smoothly, ensuring that your vehicle’s battery is running properly is just as important. This is exactly when having a battery tester system comes in handy, as these devices allow you to accurately measure and keep track of the health, condition, and voltage output of your vehicle’s battery. By using a battery tester you’ll be able to perform battery checks regularly and keep track of potential battery-related problems in advance. Performing battery tests not only will give you a general idea of how long your vehicle’s battery can still last and when it should be replaced, but it will also help you avoid being stranded due to a dead battery. So, if you’re looking for a battery tester system that’s reliable, portable, and easy to operate, then consider going with the TOPDON BT100.
The TOPDON BT100 is a portable, hand-held battery tester, cranking, and charging system for 12V vehicle batteries equipped with a 128 x 64 LCD display that runs an easy-to-use software with an intuitive menu system boasting support to 6 different languages, 5 large keypad buttons, a set of three LED status lights of different colors, plus a set of premium-quality copper clamps that integrate polarity reverse prevention and spark-proof safety functions, while also boasting compatibility with various automotive battery types, including 100-2000CCA regular flooded, AGM flat plate, AGM spiral, GEL, and EFB automotive batteries, and it can be used for performing battery tests including SOH (State of Health), SOC (State of Charge), voltage, current, rating, and analysis, for performing cranking tests including voltage, time, and analysis, and also for performing charging tests, including voltage output and analysis, and all those tests can be performed both inside as well as outside your vehicle.
With this 12V battery tester system, you’ll be able to identify battery, cracking, and charging problems quickly, efficiently, and accurately, for which those tests will provide you with very accurate analytical data regarding the status of your vehicle’s battery.
Now, let’s have a more detailed look at the TOPDON BT100, and check out exactly how this 12V battery tester system is designed to work, and also go over everything that it has to offer you.
DESIGN & SPECS
Starting with the device’s size, the TOPDON BT100 comes at a reasonably compact size, measuring exactly 5 inches long by 3 inches wide by 1 inches tall (136.5 x 75.5 x 22.5mm), making it small enough to keep it stored inside your vehicle’s glove box or within its center console. The device is also fairly lightweight, as it only weighs 6 lbs. (260g).
The BT100’s small size particularly allows for a one-handed operation, which makes it easy for you to perform battery, cracking, and charging tests with just one hand, thus keeping your hand other free for utilizing tools and performing adjustments to your vehicle’s components if necessary.
This 12V battery tester, cranking, and charging system also features a simple and professional design throughout its entire interface, and also packs a very sturdy and rugged construction, which makes it capable of withstanding a though use and also withstanding the occasional accidental drop.
For connecting the TOPDON BT100 to your vehicle’s battery, the system comes equipped with a set of premium-quality large copper clamps that also pack an ultra-durable construction, and their clamp ends are also specifically designed to be larger than most other battery clamps from other vehicle battery cable products on the market, which makes it significantly easier to prevent them from getting damaged, while also allowing for a more secure fit to the battery terminals of your vehicle’s battery and also preventing the system’s clamps from causing potential damage to said battery terminals.
The system’s premium-quality copper clamps also integrate polarity reverse prevention and spark-proof safety functions, both of which help to ensure a safe use of the system at all times.
INTERFACE / CONTROL PANEL
When it comes to operating the TOPDON BT100, note that this 12V battery tester, cranking, and charging system features a truly user-friendly interface, which makes it very easy and incredibly intuitive to configure and operate.
At the top-side of the device, there’s a 128 x 64 LCD display which runs an easy-to-use software with an intuitive menu system that boasts support to a total of six (x6) different languages, including English, Spanish, French, Russian, German, and Italian.
For controlling the device’s operation, there’s a set of five (x5) built-in large keypad buttons integrated directly below its LCD display.
Going from left to right, these buttons include an Enter button, a Mode button, an Exit button, and below those, an Up button and a Down button for cycling through the settings displayed in its system’s Main Menu and also the settings of its respective Sub-Menus.
Lastly, below the TOPDON BT100’s built-in LCD display and its 5 keypad buttons, there’s also a set of three (x3) LED status lights of different colors that are used to quickly and easily inform users about the current condition or status of the test(s) that they’re looking to perform with the system, whether that’s related to the status of their vehicle’s battery, cranking, or charging.
Only one of the device’s 3 LED status lights will light up individually after performing a test. If your vehicle’s battery is working as intended, the first LED status light will light up with a Green color, representing that the test was good and your vehicle’s battery is working properly.
If there’s a small issue with the test that you’ve performed, the second LED status light will light up in a Yellow / Orange color, serving you as a warning that there’s a small problem with your vehicle’s battery.
Lastly, if a major issue with your vehicle’s battery is detected (like a dead battery for example), the system’s third LED status light will light up in a Red color, letting you know that there’s a serious issue with your vehicle’s battery that needs to be addressed and taken care of as soon as possible, and that your vehicle is obviously in no conditions to run.
In terms of the system’s compatibility, as mentioned before, this 12V battery tester, cranking, and charging system features compatibility with multiple automotive battery types to ensure they have an optimal performance, working with 12V 100-2000CCA regular flooded batteries, as well as with AGM flat plate and AGM spiral batteries, with GEL batteries of multi gasoline or diesel types, and also with EFB automotive batteries.
Thanks to that, you can use the TOPDON BT100 to test the batteries of a number of vehicles, including cars, motorbikes, trucks, RVs, ATVs, SUVs, boats, yachts, lawnmowers, and even golf carts, all without needing to charge the device beforehand.
Regarding the system’s capabilities, know that this 12V battery tester, cranking, and charging system can be used for performing battery tests, cranking tests, and charging tests, with each test taking approximately just 3 seconds and having a 99.5% accuracy.
All of the system’s tests can be performed in two different ways, including either inside or outside your vehicle, whichever method works best for you in a particular situation.
A battery health test can be performed to determine whether or not your vehicle’s battery is in operating order. The system’s battery tests include SOH (State of Health), SOC (State of Charge), voltage, current, rating, and analysis tests.
A cranking test can be performed to determine whether or not the electrical system has sufficient power to start the engine. The system’s cranking tests include voltage, time, and analysis tests.
A charging test can be performed to verify whether or not the charging current, rectifier diode, and generator are all functioning normally. The system’s charging tests include voltage output and analysis tests.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Inside each package, users will find: their TOPDON BT100 12V Battery Tester and its built-in premium-quality copper clamps.
Designed to help you easily identify battery, cracking, and charging problems quickly, this 12V battery tester, cranking, and charging system can be used to perform battery checks at any time so that you can keep a close eye on your vehicle’s battery status and ensure that your vehicle’s battery works at an optimum level, which will also help to lengthen its lifespan and potentially even save you on mechanic costs for battery-related issues.
If you’re interested in purchasing it, know that each unit is priced at just $59.99, and each purchase also comes accompanied by a 2-Year Warranty. You can order yours online right now, either from TOPDON’s official shopping page, or you can alternatively get it from Amazon, if you’d prefer.