Autel MaxiBAS BT506 is an app-based battery analysis tool developed by Autel. Following it’s a detailed function review from unboxing to testing.
This is the BT506 main unit, coming with positive and negative alligator clamps. The clamps are polarity protected even if you reverse the clamps or put the negative on the positive terminal, it’s okay.
Autel BT506 testers will flash red to alert you that you have made the error. The tester is Bluetooth enable and that’s how it shares the test information with the app. The led on the tester is color coded to alert its connection and testing status. It’s a nice simple tool, but it’s not your average battery tester.
Considering assistance system to start/stop ignitions is more required from the battery than ever before. Autel BT506 Tester measures not only state of the charge, but also the battery state of health, its capacity, its ability to maintain and store the energy. So when needed, the vehicle systems can draw from it.
The BAS app suppots to run on both Apple and Android devices.
Details please refer to:
How to Start using Autel MaxiBAS BT506 Battery Analysis Tool?
- Test a 12 volt battery outside the vehicle
The battery is for a smaller vehicle, which has a CCA rating of 370.
Press “Out-vehicle test”.
BT506 will display how to correctly connect the clamps to terminals.
Just follow the connection diagram
Next step >> CCA >> Start testing
Here is the result, the BT506 gives an all green odometer-like rating with a 94% of battery health(SOH), and a 63% charge state(SOC). It tells that the battery is good but it needs to be recharged. This is a comforting note because this battery has been in a vehicle vacationing in a garage for the whole winter.
The test report will be automatically saved in app’s history folder (Me >> Repair Report). It’s allowed to view, print or share anytime.
- In-vehicle test on a Toyota RAV4
To test battery, press
In-vehicle test >> Fill in all vehicle information fields >> Connect clamps >> Follow instructions step by step:
- Turn off electrical accessories.
- Turn off the ignition.
- Close all the vehicle doors.
Press “Start testing” after completed.
Also you can test the starter and the alternator with the conditions of each component displaying on screen. Once completed, the report is ready to print or share.
This is Autel MaxiBAS BT506 review on testing outside vehicle & in vehicle.