2017 Top 4 Car Battery Testers and Analyzers

It’s crucial you check your cars battery to ensure there’s no signs of corrosion or weakness. By testing it regularly, you reduce the chance of the battery failing too soon. A car battery tester will go the entire 12-volt battery, checking mainly the load, current temperature, cold cranking amps and volts.

 

It’s also important to pick a tester which works with multiple types of batteries, from conventional, AGM, gel cell, spiral wound and deep cycle. Ultimately, you’ll want a product that is not only durable, but also is able to work on anything you throw at it.. having to get a different tester and analyzer for every different batter you come against… isn’t going to be economical nor efficient.

 

www.foxwelltool.com put together this guide below to help you find a cost effective car battery tester. From our research, we found 4 of the best battery testers to buy whether you’re a mechanic or a do-it-yourself kind of person.

 

NOTE: Fully charged car batteries should show 12.6v or above. When the engine is running, the volts should be between 13.7v and 14.7v.

 

Here’s 2017 Top 4 Car Battery Testers and Analyzers

 

Car battery analyzer Picture Overall rating
Foxwell Bt705 foxwell-bt-705-battery-analyzer-new 4.7/5
Foxwell BT780 bt780 4.5/5
Foxwell BT100 foxwell-bt100-12v-car-battery-tester-for-flooded-agm-gel-new 4.2/5
Launch BST460 launch-bst-460-battery-tester-quality-b-120 4.6/5
Launch BST760 original-launch-bst-760-battery-system-tester 4.7/5

 

Related comparison tables:

Table 1:

Foxwell Bt705, Foxwell BT100, Launch BST460 and Launch BST760 Comparison Table

 

Table 2: Foxwell BT780 Battery Analyzer and Foxwell BT705 Comparison Table

 

  1. Foxwell Bt705 Feedback what works

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Foxwell BT705 is undoubtedly one of the best car battery testers we came across doing our research. The Foxwell BT705 is a battery tester and charging system analyzer, all-in-one. This device can measure a battery that is either 12 volts or 24 volts, along with a matching charging system. This device helps you decode  alternator information and troubleshoots faulty charging systems.

 

Performing a cranking test will display the decision on the starter system, cranking voltage, and cranking time (in milliseconds). There’s a selectable menu of languages ranging from English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Dutch and Italian.

 

I tested this out on 4 different cars with known good systems and all came back accurate. They either tested bad or charge and retest. The tool is laid out well and the interface is very user friendly. I took this to work and tested numerous battery cores with expected results.

The only downside I see is that the cables may be the weak spot here, they are built into the tool and not detachable. I am not sure if you can get new leads for the unit or not so that could render the unit useless prematurely.

 

Overall construction is designed to resist damage, great for technicians and mechanics. It fits right in the palm of your hand, making it an excellent addition to your tool box.

 

  1. Foxwell BT780 BT-780 Battery Analyzer Feedback what works

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Foxwell BT-780 Battery Analyzer surpass BT705 as the following aspects:
1. To test start-stop AGM and EFB batteries
2. Internal resistance, SOC and SOH and test result display makes technicians easier and faster to judge the battery status.
3. Ripple voltage test allows the technicians to check the output voltage of alternator quickly.
4. Built-in thermal printer makes it possible for the technicians to print test results at anytime and anywhere
5. More language available: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish

 

Read Foxwell BT-780 Battery Analyzer more test reports with pictures.

 

  1. Foxwell BT100 12V Car Battery Tester Feedback what works

Foxwell BT100 Battery Analyzer review on Toyota Sienna:

I did have to go through the manual step-by-step, so it isn’t a simple clip to terminal and push a button, as I had to know information about my car battery I wouldn’t even begin to guess at. Fortunately, as pointed out in the manual, the battery characteristics were indeed printed right on the battery face.

My advice is: for those who are looking for a battery tester as they’ve been having some issues with their car and they weren’t sure if they were linked to the battery or not. With Foxwell BT100 tester you were able to ascertain that there were no issues with the battery on your car and your issues was a much bigger electrical issue, which resulted in you getting a new car. It helps if you have some experience with jumper cables as it’s the same concept, but if you don’t that’s okay too because the directions are really easy to follow. You connect the cords as you would jumper cables, which powers up this tester. I just followed the directions and I was able to easily ascertain that the issue was not my battery. All I can say is that this definitely works as far as ascertaining issues with the battery itself. It’s very user friendly and very easy to use. I definitely recommend this.

More Foxwell BT100 reviews

 

  1. Launch BST760

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Launch BST760 Advantage
Simple, secure , fast , and accurate display test results ( the test takes about 3 seconds)
Eight lines with backlight LCD display and humane language prompted interface
Does not emit light , no heat , no discharge , no spark , no operating dangerous
Configuration 0-900A AC and DC current clamp
Built – in thermal printer
Can store 100 groups of test results
Automatic temperature compensation function
With ripple voltage test function
Powerful auxiliary functions
Multi- language menu display
Replaceable test lines
Dedicated Kelvin test clip

Advanced Functionality
Applicable to a variety of models, all kinds of batteries , and a variety of system mode
Directly detected in the car , do not need to remove the battery
Directly test the battery of the loss of electricity , bad cell battery
Testable starting / charging current

Function:
760 has 2 battery: one is used on the host, it can be tested without battery but have not backup power supply function. the other battery is used on current clamp
The backup power supply function is the 15th auxiliary function. Some luxury vehicle ECU Power can’t be cut. If the power failure, it will be locked. So when change storage-battery for luxury vehicle,760 can supply power to ECU

 

  1. Launch BST-460 CAR Battery System Tester

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Launch BST-460  advantage :
Simple, secure , fast , and accurate display test results (the test takes about 3 seconds)
Eight lines with backlight LCD display and humane language prompted interface
Does not emit light , no heat , no discharge , no spark , no operating dangerous
Automatic temperature compensation function
With ripple voltage test function
Multi- language menu display
Removable replacement test line
Dedicated Kelvin test clip

Advanced functionality :
Applicable to a variety of models, all kinds of batteries , and a variety of system mode
Directly detected in the car , do not need to remove the battery
Directly test the battery of the loss of electricity , bad cell battery
advanced starter / alternator detection

 

Done!

Conclusion

Foxwell car battery analyzer / Tester wins in Price, much cheaper than Launch and perform well.

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