BA9 Saves the Boat Trip

“As a longtime home enthusiast of cars, boats, motorcycles and any other motorized toy, I learned a long time ago to never take a battery for granted. Working for Auto Parts companies most of my life, I have tested my fair share of batteries. But, it was that faithful day…

BA7 Helps Avoid Frozen Jump Starts

“Nothing special this winter. Late Fall, I always test the batteries, charging systems and starting systems on the cars in this household, plus those of some of the neighbors. It’s nice to know that the batteries and systems are in good condition before you hit those -30˚C/-22˚F mornings in mid-January.…

Extend Your Testing Capability

Optional accessories for our flagship BA427 Digital Battery and System Tester enable you to expand the diagnostic capabilities of the tester for easy, seamless analysis, troubleshooting and repair. We currently have two available accessories, the BAA8 Amp Clamp and the BAA7 Volt Probe, each of which can be connected to…

Comprehensive Testing Solution

The new flagship offering from SOLAR, the BA427 Digital Battery and System Tester with Integrated Printer, delivers a comprehensive testing solution for shops, fleets, dealerships, marinas and other high volume service environments. With it, a technician can test battery health, starting system performance and charging system output, plus take voltage…

Heavy-Duty Carbon Pile Testing

SOLAR Carbon Pile Battery Tester Model 1876 delivers accurate, reliable variable load testing of 6, 12 and 24 Volt batteries to 2000 CCA for busy dealerships, repair shops and fleet service environments. Its ability to test batteries and systems in three different voltages makes it ideal for use in mixed fleet…

Voltage Drop Testing Solves the Mystery

It seems that almost every week, we see posts related to the benefits of voltage drop testing when searching for hard to find electrical issues. This month’s iATN spotlight is a great example. In this post, Dale explains how he used extensive voltage drop testing to identify the root cause…

Starting and Charging Dilemmas: SOLVED.

In this article, the fourth in a series identifying resources related to vehicle electrical applications, we have compiled several articles that address troubleshooting and diagnosing starting/charging system issues, as well as address the opportunities for service operations in this area. Whether it’s while reading trade magazine articles, participating in iATN…

Mysteries Solved – Questions Answered

This time around, we go to the mailbag and to our social media outlets to address the most commonly asked questions. We receive a great deal of feedback over the course of a week or month, through our web sites, Facebook pages, Twitter feed and more. Questions come from customers…