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CBA V - Computerized Battery Analyzer



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  • CBA V unit
  • 12 inch pigtail adapter
  • Standard version CBA software on USB flash drive
  • 6 ft USB Cable (A-B)
  • 40 amp fuse
  • User Manual

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CBA V Pro - Computerized Battery Analyzer



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Same as CBA V plus:
  • Remote Sensing Cable
  • Calibration data

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CBA V Pro 100V - Computerized Battery Analyzer



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Same as CBA V plus:
  • Remote Sensing Cable
  • Calibration data

Pro Unit Model
  • Calibrated and tested to accuracy levels of < 1% Amp load
    < 0.5% volts
  • Included calibration chart
  • One free unit calibration

* Improvement/Enhancement on CBA V


Scientifically Analyze Battery Performance

  • True constant current battery capacity test with results graphically displayed, constant power testing supported with Extended software upgrade
  • Discharge current is software and electronically regulated using a solid state switch and fan cooled electronic load
  • Test any type of battery; coin cell to automotive or larger. Presets for NiCad, NiMH, Lead Acid, Li Ion, Li Poly, Alkaline, Carbon Zinc, Mercury etc.
  • Solar cell profiling capability
  • Lower current testing capabilities - down to 10 mA
  • Multiple discharge tests can use Watts as a parameter (CBA II/CBA III only allows current)

Perform Fast, High Power Testing

  • Tests quickly at real world load conditions, up to 150 watts or 40 amps maximum, whichever is higher
  • High voltage testing at up to 55 volts (CBA II/CBA III is only 48V); the equivalent of 1 to 38 NiCad or NiMh cells
  • Perform power profile test (increase current at user's rate to see how voltage/power responds), useful for testing max power output of a power supply or solar cell
  • Optional 500 watt and 1000 watt amplifiers

Accuracy and Precision for Demanding Applications

  • Remote voltage sensing for higher testing accuracy *
  • On-board computer performs accurate measurement with 12 bit effective resolution. Auto ranging for 2 current ranges and three voltages
  • Each CBA is individually calibrated with a computerized calibration system
  • Calibration certification data provided with CBA V Pro
  • SDK for developing your own scripts or programming
  • TTL UART port that can be controlled by an Arduino, Raspberry PI, or other embedded system with a TTL serial port

Built-in Safety Features Provide Superior Battery Protection

  • Improved cooling system allowing higher continuous loads for testing *
  • Additional LED status indications *
  • Fuse blown LED and easy to change fuses *
  • Fail safe: automatic protection of temperature, current and power
  • Safety watchdog stops a discharge in the event of a computer crash
  • Discharge test current user selectable from 0 to 40 Amps
  • Timed discharge test (stop discharge once certain Ah has been reached)
  • Dynamic test (alter test current using panel on the side of the software, without having to stop and start a new test)
  • Automatic voltage shut off at end of test using a software recommended or user selected safe discharge voltage
  • Automatic over-temperature shut off at end of test at using a software recommended or user selected maximum temperature with optional external magnetic temperature sensor

Free Standard Software for Data Analysis

  • User selected battery cell chemistry, number of cells and test current
  • Software recommends safe tests based on user supplied battery information
  • Automatic graph setup and scaling
  • Measures and displays voltage, current, amp-hrs, and watts
  • User can set the criteria for "Easy-Go/No-Go" testing
  • Easy overlay comparisons of multiple graphs may be displayed saved and recalled
  • Save, display and print battery test graphs and battery labels
  • Plug and Play high speed USB interface, with easy to use and intuitive Windows® software supplied on USB flash drive
  • Manage individual tests on any number of CBA V units connected to the same PC
  • Software has no limit on number of CBA Vs that can be attached (CBA II/CBA III required multiple unit license)

Extended Software Upgrade License Unlocks Features for Serious Battery Testing (click here for details)

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* Improvement/Enhancement on CBA V

Maximum continuous discharge (at ambient 75°F) * 1.5V: 60W
3V: 80W
6V: 120W
9V & up: 150W
Short term maximum discharge * 200W
Example: 12V / 200W 1 minute max
Discharge current range 0.01A to 40A
Current Accuracy
  Typical Max
Standard CBA V
0.01A-1.5A +/-25ma +/-75ma
1.5-40A +/-2% +/-5%
0.01A-1.5A +/-3ma +/-7ma
1.5-40A +/-0.5% +/-1%
Current Rise/Fall Time <300 ms
Voltage Accuracy At CBA V connector: +/-1%
Remote sense cable: +/-1%
Voltage range for battery under test * CBA V & CBA V Pro: 1V to 57V
CBA V Pro 100: 1V to 100V
Sample rate Standard software: 1 second
Extended software: 50ms to 10 minutes
Residual current drain while battery is connected and not testing Rough estimate: Current in ma = 0.27*Voltage - 0.25
For example 2.99ma at 12V
Maximum temperature for a full load Ambient: 75°F
Heat Sink: 140°F
Internal: 205°F
PC 32 or 64-bit Windows OS on Intel® or AMD processors
(Virtual machines running Windows on these processors are OK)
4 GB memory minimum, 8 GB or more recommended
USB port with full power (500ma)
Dimensions 3.5" H x 2.8" W x 3.6" D
Weight 16 oz.
  • High performance micro controller with built in USB interface and 12 bit A/D conversion.
  • USB powered; the CBA does not use the battery being tested to run the CBA or the fan.
  • System ready and Test in progress LED indicators, viewable from across a room.
  • CBA internal over temperature sensing and protection.
  • Graph printing on any standard color or B&W printer.
  • Battery test label printing on Avery 5160 stick-on labels.

Quality Declaration

Product designed, tested and used by ham radio operators onsite.



CBA V Pro / CBA V Pro 100V

Same as CBA V plus:

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