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The BCT-460 is the ultimate handheld electrical system tester specifically designed for the heavy-duty truck market. Through the use of state of the art digital circuitry, a separable tablet and control module, and Auto Meter’s optional AMPNET cloud data management services, the BCT-460 delivers accurate, reliable, and fast testing results all-in-one new innovative Wi-Fi enabled device.



• Innovative tablet based truck electrical system analyzer with wireless remote load module

• Includes a ruggedized control module with a 7”, wide viewing angle touch screen user interface. Load module lithium-ion battery is both rechargeable and replaceable

• True load test for 6 and 12 volt batteries (including AGM)

• Performs battery pack testing (up to 4 batteries)

• Tests 12 and 24 volt starting and charging systems

• Tests 6 and 12 volt batteries rated between 100-1600 CCA

• Provides a significant load during testing for incredible accuracy, even on partially discharged batteries

• Provides Quick PM tests for battery pack, starter, alternator (Up to 450 Amp output), and cable voltage drop tests

• Provides full electrical system test similar to the RP-129B

• Delivers a clear snapshot of cranking RPM for enhanced diagnostics (patent pending)

• Includes automatic voltage drop testing on starter, alternator, and lift-gate cables and connectors

• Includes built in non-contact IR battery temperature measurement. Also includes port for optional inductive current probe

• Wi-Fi enabled for automatic real time data collection and customer communications

• Performs lift gate testing with separately sold adaptors

• Field replaceable, plug and play leads for easy tool maintenance

• Step by step graphical troubleshooting instructions guide user through the testing process and clear, next step advice



•With the use of a microprocessor, a substantial true load, and AutoMeter’s patented digital pulse load testing protocol, the BCT-460 accurately measures the battery’s capacity and recovery for a comprehensive state of health assessment. Capable of detecting bad cells and “near end of life” conditions.

•The BCT-460 applies a true load to the battery in order to simulate real world operating conditions

• Charging System test results measure alternator current output, voltage regulation, diode ripple, and also starter cranking RPM (patent pending).

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does the BCT-460 battery pack charger when its connected to a set of batteries on the large clamp ends? the solid red " charging " light lights up but i continue to get and error code " batter pack low, charge before continue"

Asked by: johnnyF
If you could send an email to to discuss this testing unit with a Tech Agent.
Answered by: Sarah from AutoMeter
Date published: 2022-01-04

We have just setup a BCT-460DTNA unit and when it first connected to WIFI it did a firmware update. Since then both the base unit and tablet no longer charge. There is 5.5v output from both of the chargers. No LED glows on the status LED

Asked by: repete
Thank you for contacting us. We would recommend reaching out to our Tech Support Team via email at to go over some troubleshooting.
Answered by: Sarah from AutoMeter
Date published: 2021-10-15

BCT-460 Load Module #13609. Will not power on. Control at 93% Load 0 /no status light

Asked by: Ryder
Hello Ryder, thank you for contacting us. Please give our Tech Support Team a call at 866-248-6356 or send us an email at so we can go over some troubleshooting with you.
Answered by: Sarah from AutoMeter
Date published: 2021-08-24

I need to order a new wall mount charger base. (the actual part that bolts to the wall) How do I go about ordering one?

Asked by: Toyo
Hello Toyo. Please reach out to our Tech Team at 815-899-0801 or email us at
Answered by: Sarah from AutoMeter
Date published: 2021-08-18

I am a Western Star Truck dealer in Western Canada, we have a BCT-460DTNA testor in our shop and would like to find new jumper cables as one has become damaged. Is there a Distributor in our area I could purchase these from?

Asked by: Gord @ RJames Management
Please give our tech line a call at 866-248-6356 for assistance on this.
Answered by: Natalia from AutoMeter
Date published: 2021-01-13

I have a BCT-460, S/N R52KA006RXH I am trying to set up my AMPNET but the location code keeps getting rejected. Please let me know what I need to do to complete the set up.

Asked by: Shop 0274
Hello! We will need a bit more information on this. Please contact our sales team at 866-248-6356 or
Answered by: Natalia from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-11-09

my machine can not find my internet connection, how do i reset? i have tried resetting but still cannot find the correct internet connection.

Asked by: XPOdallas
Hi, Please call our Tech Support Team at 866-248-6357 for assistance with your BCT-460. Thanks, Jim
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-05-20

Can test results be sent to an email address without having to have an AMPNET account?

Asked by: JCAT55
Thank you for your inquiry. This tester cannot send results to an email account.
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-02-21
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