How can one test a 12-volt battery?


To test a 12 volt battery, there are a few methods commonly used. These involve the use of temperature compensating hydrometer by which specific gravity and voltage of the battery are measured. A test loader is used to remove the amps from a battery. Full battery charge and removal of surface charge is necessary before the test.
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How to Test a 12 Volt Battery
Batteries supply a direct current (DC) output, and you may wish to verify this output. Vehicle batteries can provide over 100 amperes of current at 12 volts, which is sufficient to power the starter motor. Often batteries will be of suspect quality,... More »
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