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ESI 710 500 Amp Carbon Pile Load Tester


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  • 500 amperes adjustable load carbon pile, tests batteries rated as high as 1000 CCA or 160 amperes hour
  • Can also test alternators, regulators and starters
  • 500 amp side terminal clamps and heavy duty stranded copper cables
  • Meters are color coded for simple pass or fail diagnostics
  • 15 second test with audible tone
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Technical Details
BrandElectronic Specialties
Item Weight8 pounds
Product Dimensions11.2 x 12.1 x 7 inches
Item model number710
Manufacturer Part Number710
  
Additional Information
ASINB000JFJLI8
Best Sellers Rank #195,710 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight10.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableSeptember 29, 2004
  
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The carbon pile load tester will perform variable load testing on 12 volt batteries rated as high as 1000 cold cranking amps. Use this battery tester to simulate actual cranking loads. Also tests alternator charging voltage and relative starter current draw. It features large dual meters to display the battery voltage and load current simultaneously during the test.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By wrenchrrr on January 25, 2009
Ease of use is low. It arrived with the knob loose so I simply tightened it with a allen wrench. Serves it's purpose.

I wonder what copper stand cables are??

UPDATE: After a few years, it started making a rattling noise inside. I opened it up, and found 4 loose nuts, one fell off and was the rattler. The cheezy box protects it well, but is falling apart.

After using it several times, I finally memorized the instructions. It always does a very good job of telling me the battery's condition. Hook it up, load to half the cca, 15 seconds to test, fairly simple. Just make sure the load knob is all the way off when attaching and detaching or it will spark like mad.

I tried to change from 3 to 4 stars, but it won't let me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul C. on April 22, 2015
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Arrived well packed and in great condition. All in good order with no loose parts. This particular model is better than some of the others i've seen due to having several scales on the amp meter. The amp meter has scales showing the CCA and the AH, so calculating the "half CCA" or the "3X AH" is not necessary. Easy to use, and certainly fits my need perfectly. For those who complain about the thin material of the enclosure, or the cheapness of the parts, then go and buy the equivalent tester from Snap-On, and pay for the quality. As for the current draw increasing during the load test: As the carbon pile heats up, it's resistance goes down, thus (given ohms law) the current draw will increase. This is a very normal reaction to heat and resistance (This is most likely why the test is only 15 seconds to minimize this effect). To overcome this would require a very large carbon pile with LOTS of surface area, and perhaps a fan. This would make this tester very expensive and large. So for the money....I'll stick with this one!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Michaud on November 1, 2009
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For the cheap price, it may be good to do the odd battery load test, but adjustment was finicky and it started sparking inside sometimes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MightyPawns on November 24, 2011
The pro's of this tester are the ability to adjust amperage load. Accurate testing of a wide range of CCA are possible with this tester.

The cons: The tester performs it's functions; however, it seems cheaply built. I haven't had it long, but the "carbon piles" seem very fragile and destined to break. I run a mobile mechanic service, and I was afraid to put it in my truck. I move it around real softly afraid I'm going to break it. The adjustment knob seems really cheaply made also. It doesn't seem to adjust real accurately either. After you stop turning the knob, the needle will continue to rise sometimes.

All in all, it seems to be a very capable tester although cheaply manufactured.
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By Tom S. on September 20, 2014
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Good price, delivered on time, works great.
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