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Using the Midtronics EXP-1050 battery tester

  • Disconnect the battery ground cable at the battery negative (-) post. Note: if using this battery tester on models where the ground cable is not accessible, the battery does not have to be removed from the vehicle and may be tested using the vehicle's 'jump start post' if the battery tester is set to the correct mode. In this case, the battery must be disconnected at the positive (+) post before testing.
  • Connect the positive red clamp of the Midtronics EXP-1050 battery tester to the battery positive (+) post.
  • Connect the negative black clamp of the Midtronics EXP-1050 battery tester to the battery negative (-) post or jump start post as appropriate.

A poor connection will prevent testing and the battery tester will display the message CHECK CONNECTION. If this message appears after you have correctly reconnected the clamps, clean the terminals and reconnect.

It is recommended that batteries are always tested using both battery posts. However, if used in 'jump start post' mode, the Midtronics EXP-1050 battery tester will compensate for the extra resistance of the additional cable.

1. Select BATTERY TEST or START-STOP BATTERY TEST.

  • Press the NEXT key to continue.

2. Select the BATTERY LOCATION

  • UNDER HOOD
  • UNDER SEAT
  • OUT OF VEHICLE
  • Press the NEXT key to continue

3. Select the negative POST TYPE (IN-VEHICLE ONLY)

  • BATTERY POST
  • JUMP START POST
  • JUMP START POST (Battery Monitoring Sensor)
  • Press the NEXT key to continue.

4. Select the BATTERY RATING from the drop down list.

  • Press the NEXT key to test the battery.

5. If the battery under test is not listed in the drop down list, it can still be selected with the MANUAL ENTRY mode. This is item 11 of 11 in the list.

The Midtronics EXP-1050 battery tester will display the word TESTING while it evaluates the battery.

Battery tester results and required actions

Battery Tester Reading Action
GOOD BATTERY Return the battery to service
GOOD - RECHARGE Fully recharge the battery and return it to service
CHARGE & RETEST Fully charge the battery and retest (failure to fully charge the battery before retesting may cause false readings)
REPLACE BATTERY or BAD CELL BATTERY WARNING: Do not recharge the battery.

Make sure that the surface charge was removed.

A "REPLACE BATTERY" result could also mean a poor connection between the battery cables and the battery. Check the connections are OK and retest. If the result remains the same, INSTALL a NEW battery

REFER to: Battery (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, Removal and Installation).

In addition it is advisable to check the vehicle electrical system. Check that the generator is functioning correctly and the vehicle does not have an excessive key-off load (in general this should be under 20mA after 40 minutes of key off).
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