New Autel Tool Helps With Battery, Electrical Systems

Sept. 21, 2020
Autel Intelligent Technology Corp. Ltd. has introduced a line of tools to help technicians analyze the health of batteries and guage the health of a vehicle's electrical system.

The MaxiBAS (Battery Analysis System) is an intelligent battery and electrical system diagnostics tool line. It is designed for technicians of any level and features easy-to-follow guided instructions, Autel says. The tool also can be used to register new batteries.

The MaxiBAS debuts with four tools:

  • the BT609, a 7-inch Android tablet,
  • the BT608, a 5.5-inch Android tablet with an attached thermal report printer, and
  • the BT508 and BT506, which work with Autel-developed apps.

All of Autel’s new battery and electrical system analysis tools use adaptive conductance, an advanced battery analysis method that produces a more accurate examination of the battery’s cold cranking ability and reserve capacity, vital to determining a battery’s true health.

The flagship of Autel’s new battery analysis tools is the MaxiBAS BT609, a 7-inch Android-based touchscreen, Wi-Fi tablet that can display a quick health status of the existing battery, register a new battery and perform advanced battery and electrical system diagnostics. The BT609 supports in-vehicle and out-of vehicle testing of 6- and 12-volt, 100 – 3000 CCA, Flooded, AGM, AGM Spiral, EFB and GEL batteries and 12- and 24-volt cranking/charging systems. The BT609 also features AutoVIN and VINScan to immediately identify vehicle and battery information and to display graphic instructions for battery positioning and testing. The BT609 is also an all systems code reader and offers a large menu of commonly performed maintenance services.

The MaxiBAS BT608 is a 5.5-inch Android-based touchscreen, Wi-Fi tablet with a Bluetooth VCI. The BT608 features the same dynamic battery and electrical system intelligent analysis capabilities and battery maintenance features as the BT609 plus comes with a built-in thermal printer for customer report generation. The BT608 is also an all systems code reader with free software updates for the life of the tool.

The BT508 includes a battery/electrical system analysis unit and Bluetooth VCI that connects to the vehicle and uses the Autel’s app to perform analysis and registration and to display the battery health report. With the BT508 app, users can perform an all systems scan on a vehicle line of their choice with additional vehicle line analysis available with purchase.

The BT506 can analyze 6- and 12-volt, 100 – 2 000 CCA Flooded, AGM, AGM Spiral, EFB and GEL batteries and 12- and 24-volt cranking/charging systems using the Autel app display interface.