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Tools:Review:West Mountain Radio CBA
West Mountain Radio
Computerized Battery Analyzer (CBA)
- Designed for hobbyists, but said to provide near-professional accuracy and performance for a fraction of the cost.
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"Test virtually any type or size of battery, any chemistry, any number of cells up to 48 volts."
- Up to 40 amps or 150 watts, whichever is higher.
- Tests the total amount of energy stored in a battery (capacity in AmpHrs)
- Software provides automatic sensing of the battery cell count, a safe maximum discharge current and recommends a minimum safe cutoff voltage
- Plug-and-play USB interface to the computer.
- Software, supplied with the CBA, is easy and intuitive
- Graphically displays and charts voltage versus time
- Constant current load 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.
- May be printed on a color or black and white printer.
- CBA will even measure the temperature of a battery using the optional external temperature probe.