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West Mountain
CBA1

Battery Analyzer

Discontinued!

Replaced by
the
CBA2

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West Mountain CBA1

The West Mountain CBA battery analyzer is more than a simple battery voltage tester or a battery load tester. Unlike a simple load tester the CBA will test virtually any type or size of battery, any chemistry, any number of cells up to 48 volts. For the first time and for a reasonable price, anyone can do scientific tests of their batteries. The CBA is capable of higher test rates than other testers; up to 40 amps or 150 watts, whichever is higher. It not only tests the total amount of energy stored in a battery (capacity in AmpHrs), but it graphically displays and charts voltage versus amp-hours. Unlike a resistor load it has a constant current load that is controlled both with software and electronically. Graphs may be displayed, saved and printed. Multiple graphs of the same battery, or multiple batteries, may be compared or overlaid… a very useful feature. The battery tests may be printed on a color or black and white printer. You may also print convenient test labels that may be placed directly on your batteries to remember the last time they were tested and how they performed. The CBA will measure the temperature of a battery using the optional external temperature probe. The temperature probe will provide automatic over-temperature shutoff a preset temperature limit.

A CBA is ruggedly built and is supplied with high grade wire Powerpole battery connectors. Other connectors may be installed in place of the Powerpoles or it may be special ordered with your choice of connectors. It is compact and has a high performance cooling system with a quiet fan. LED indicators communicate test status and are visible from across a room.

The CBA uses an 8051 based micro controller to measure voltage, current and temperature with high accuracy 10 bit resolution in three auto-switched voltage ranges. The electronic load is a pulse width modulation controlled power MOS FET using electronic and software current regulation. The on-board micro controller provides the plug-and-play USB interface to the computer.

You will receive a software CD and six foot USB cable. The easy to use software provides automatic sensing of the battery cell count, it recommends the safe maximum discharge current and minimum safe cutoff voltage for the battery. The system of software and hardware is designed to protect both the CBA and the batteries that are tested. We think that you will find the CBA an useful and essential tool for anyone that depends on batteries. You will learn valuable information about your batteries that cannot be determined any other way. Using batteries without a CBA is like driving a car without a gas gauge.

Click here for info on the optional CBA/TEMP temperature probe.


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