Capacity Testers - Two Choices - which one would you do - or flip-a-coin???

ghostwriter66

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OK - YES I POSTED THIS ALREADY UNDER BENCH TESTING BUT FIGURE YOU GUYS WERE REALLY THE ONES I NEED TO BE ASKING ....

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...rd_w=6GLC4&pd_rd_wg=AhG0q&ref_=pd_gw_unk&th=1

Programmable 400W DC Electronic Load Battery Load Tester DC Tester 0-150V 0-40A (USB)​


vs

http://www.westmountainradio.com/product_info.php?products_id=cba5 (CBA V PRO)

Asking for a friend (seriously) ... she wants to be able to basically to do capacity testing on individual 3.2 (280 and 310 Ah) batteries and also 24VDc 280Ah or 310Ah

She has talked to BOTH manufacturers -- neither is really clear as to what they can exactly do ..... and its hard to find reviews ... right now she is dragging all the LiFePO4 batteries back here to the shop and using a Trillion dollar Fluke tester which can test a battery in a a few minutes but weighs 100000 pounds and the company frowns on ppl dragging it out to the remote sites ...

SOOOO which one should she go with ????

If there is another one please let me know ... she just needs to do capacity testing and be able to get a print out for the folders ....
 

Just John

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Just be aware that the CBA V requires a computer running during the test.
The ET5410 just requires itself and some leads.

The Kunkin KP184 will give more accurate results since it is a 4 wire tester and even comes with a calibration certificate. Setting it up from the front panel is a royal pain due to the display, but it is slightly cheaper and also will work without a PC attached.
 
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