As all professionals know, effective problem identification is the first port of call of any job in the workshop

However, many might not be aware that to achieve the highest quality scan, consistent battery support is essential.
CTEK Regional Sales Manager for APAC, Paul Oddy, says he has seen the pitfalls of inadequate diagnostic troubleshooting setups in workshops nationwide with precision, time efficiency and safety all put at risk with poor performing battery management solutions during this critical part of any workshop job.
“Fundamentally, when vehicle voltage levels fall below normal levels during a diagnostic reading, the accuracy of the results delivered should be questioned,” Paul said.
“With unclear data on hand, you reduce your chances of successfully rectifying the customer’s issue, risk damage to the vehicle’s electricals and add unnecessary time, complexity, and cost to each job.”
CTEK states reliable battery management products that can deliver a consistent 60A power supply and 12V battery support voltage are critical in ensuring those issues can be avoided.
Furthermore, products that allow selectable output voltages ensure that a manufacturers’ minimum service specifications can be adhered to within the nearest 0.1V.
“Having complete control over the system ensures the technician can remove any variables that could impact the result,” Paul said.
“In addition to that, CTEK has been able to manage sudden power spikes with products such as our PRO60, minimising the influence of the external influences that are impossible for us to ever fully control, but could cause mischief right at the wrong moment.”
Finally, derating is another issue to consider when curating an effective battery management system for diagnostic work.
Heat, an issue particularly strong here in Australia, can cause a battery charging system to drop the output voltage it delivers, when hooked up to a vehicle for diagnostics – this fluctuation in power can influence the results delivered in that initial test.
“We’ve seen significant uptake for the PRO60, thanks to its advanced fanless cooling system eliminating derating, reverse polarity protection bringing added safety, its complexity-reducing eight-step ‘auto adaptive’ charging process and ability to operate with all types of 12V lead-acid and Lithium LiFePO4 battery chemistries,” Paul said.
“Workshop owners are able to reduce lost time and cost through installing state-of-the-art battery charging systems that ensure every diagnostic check, day in day out, remains as accurate as the last.”

For more information about PRO60, visit www.ctek.com