Spectro CA-12 is a battery rapid-tester that reads capacity, CCA, and state-of-charge (SoC) in a non-invasive 15-seconds test using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). EIS is not new. Size, high cost, long test times and acquired skills to decipher the codes kept this technology in laboratories.
The leading health indicator of a battery is capacity. Assessing capacity is complex, but Cadex made estimation possible by expanding on EIS and developing multi-model electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, or Spectro™.
Spectro CA-12 scans a battery with a 20-2,000 Hertz signal as if to take a landscape. However, the heart of the system is in the patented algorithm. Spectro™ finishes an otherwise lengthy test compiling 40 million transactions in 15 seconds.
Spectro™ should not to be mistaken with impedance testing that reads internal battery resistance. Batteries have improved and resistance-related failures are isolated. This makes much of impedance testing obsolete.
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Battery anomalies appear in many forms and no single tester can identify all defects. Spectro CA-12 assesses a battery by capacity, the most reliable performance indicator. In addition, Spectro™ provides more accurate CCA readings than is possible with impedance testing.
Spectro CA-12 forms a platform that satisfies many testing requirements. Configuration is by matrix selection, a lookup table that compares test data with a reference reading. Each CA-12 can store up to 25 matrices. Check the matrix library or contact Cadex for matrix information.
The matrices are divided into three categories: