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SB-5/2; 800 Amp Variable Load Battery/Electrical System Tester

SB-5/2; 800 Amp Variable Load Battery/Electrical System Tester

Product # SB-5/2
$749.95

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Description
Heavy-Duty repair shops and battery warehouses rely on unparalleled quality and durability of the SB-5/2. An industry standard for over 50 years in the battery industry, this time-proven unit is built to handle even the toughest battery testing environment. An 800 Amp variable load dual carbon pile and a battery temperature compensation scale offer maximum accuracy during battery testing.
ADDITIONAL NOTES

Feature Points

  • Automatic safety un-loader knob.
  • Fan cooling offers built-in protection against overheating.
  • Includes 15 second timer and fan override switch for cool down after testing.
  • Compatible with 6V & 12V batteries
  • Battery CCA Range - 100-1600
  • Fan cooling offers built-in protection against overheating. Includes 15 second timer and fan override switch for cool down after testing.
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SB-5/2; 800 Amp Variable Load Battery/Electrical System Tester is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely versatile and accurate means to test. Have used to diagnose charging system problems for years, and it's always found the problem. And it only takes about ten minutes, so it allows me to get to other jobs quickly, and inform customers with an accurate estimate.
Date published: 2018-03-11
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Questions

HOW DO I USE THIS TESTER?

Asked by: BENNIE
Hi Bennie, thank you so much for contacting us. The beauty of the SB-5 is it's simplicity. First, connect the positive and negative leads to the battery. You want to use the load knob to provide 1/2 of the battery's CCA rating for 15 seconds (the built in 15 second timer makes this very easy). Watch the voltmeter while you're loading the battery. If after that time the voltage reads under 9.6v (assuming 70 degrees ambient temp), the battery needs to be replaced. If it stays above that, the battery is good.
Answered by: Joseph Mills
Date published: 2018-03-28

Hello, Is the volt meter affected by static electricity? I ask because we were testing a battery today and the voltage reading would go up if we brought a hand close to the meter. Our tester is about two years old.

Asked by: Paul3
Hi Paul, thank you so much for the question. Yes, the SB-5/2 meters are susceptible to static electricity. You can leave the meter cover in place and simply wipe the outside surface of the cover with a damp cloth or a cloth lightly dampened with a plastic safe anti static spray.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-03-08

Sb-5 old manual style, I was wondering if I can purchase a new red front metal panel with all the original wording?? I have re painted the black exterior.. 

Asked by: Jj9900
Thank you so much for the question. Unfortunately, it's been many years since we offered the original style SB-5 and parts like the front panel are no longer available.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-03-07

i am looking for new gauges for a sb-5, do you have them n stock

Asked by: kkunz
Hi there. Thank you for reaching out. Yes, replacement meters are available for for the SB-5. For pricing and to place an order, please give us a ring at 866.248.6356.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-01-17

can I get parts for my auto meater sb-5 from you?

Asked by: kurtis
Hi Kurtis. Thank you for contacting us. We do offer replacement parts for the SB-5, with some limitations. I would recommend reaching out to our service team at 866.248.6356, hitting the Chat link at the top of the page or emailing us with the parts you're looking for. Here is a link to email us: http://www.autometer.com/resources/index/ask_a_question
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-01-02

i have a few sb-5/2 and i need new cables for them. what is the part number for new cables?

Asked by: Jorah
Hi Jorah. Thank you so much for contacting us. The SB-5/2 Cable Assembly (positive and negative) is part number 2037-0001-20. Since this is not a standard item on our website, you will need to call us at 866-248-6356 for pricing and to place the order.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2017-12-12

does this tester have an amp clamp ?

Asked by: bradbi
Thank you so much for contacting us. The SB-5/2 does not use an amp clamp to test batteries. The BVA-34, BVA-36/2 and BVA-2100 all have an amp clamp that is used as part of their testing protocol. You can find them here: http://www.autometer.com/test-equipment/bench-top-testers-and-chargers.html#1&profile=products Hope this helps!
Answered by: Joseph From AutoMeter
Date published: 2017-12-11

GOOD DAY I want to know if can make payment via wire tranfer, and wold you can sendme an invoice after make pay? and want to know the shipping cost to México? Best regards

Asked by: Enrique
Hi Enrique, thank you so much for contacting us. At present, we are only able to accept credit card, PayPal or financing via Affirm for orders. These options are all available on our checkout page. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Joseph From AutoMeter
Date published: 2017-11-22
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