Battery Beak

am-0995

$80.00

The Battery Beak is produced by Cross the Road Electronics. This is a battery load tester, capable of delivering an 18 amp load and measuring: Internal resistance State of charge (SOC) Can...Read More

Product Overview

The Battery Beak is produced by Cross the Road Electronics.
This is a battery load tester, capable of delivering an 18 amp load and measuring:
  • Internal resistance
  • State of charge (SOC)
  • Can determine the overall health of the battery
The Battery Beak supports all battery chemistries but has additional features to determine battery health for both Lead Acid and NiMH chemistries in a variety of voltages and capacities. The Battery Beak mates directly with the SB-50A connector used in the FIRST Robotics Competition, but we've created bundles for FIRST Tech Challenge and Vex Robotics users to give them the same great experience. These bundles ship with the Battery Beak configured for the correct battery type and with the appropriate adapter cable for those battery terminals.

The high resolution OLED display displays all the information you need for a quick decision on battery health:
  • Internal resistance
  • SOC
  • Open-load voltage
  • Voltage at 1 amp and 18 amps
  • Battery status of 'Good', 'Fair' or 'Bad'
The internal resistance measurement is useful in determining if any bad cells are present. When the Battery Beak is used to track a battery's internal resistance over time and compared to its manufacturer specs, it is possible to determine when to take a battery out of service before a failure occurs. The built in powerdown feature allows the Beak to be connected to your battery indefinitely without draining your battery. The housing of the Beak is a durable ABS/Polycarbonate blend and mates directly to the Anderson SB-50A connector.

Included with this part is the Battery Beak and a stylish lanyard.


FIRST Tech Challenge Version Overview (am-3430):
This version of the Battery Beak is designed with FIRST Tech Challenge teams in mind. When you order this version, your Battery Beak will arrive configured for the 12V 3Ah NiMH batteries used in FIRST Tech Challenge. You will also receive the new SB-50A to Tamiya and PowerPole cable necessary to connect to your batteries, whether you left them stock or converted them to PowerPole connectors.

Included Hardware:
  • One - FIRST Tech Challenge Battery Configured Battery Beak
  • One - SB-50A to Tamiya Adapter (am-2070a) Note: Don't use both the Tamiya and PowerPole connectors at the same time. It will form a complete circuit, which could damage your batteries.

Vex Version Overview (am-3431):
This version of the Battery Beak was made for Vex users! Your Battery Beak will come configured for Vex's 7.2V 3000mAh NiMH batteries, and it will have the adapter cable you need to connect to Vex batteries.
If you use the 2000 mAh batteries, you can reconfigure your Battery Beak in seconds to support the different capacity. Instructions are in the
User Manual (PDF).

Included Hardware:
  • One - Vex Battery Configured Battery Beak
  • One - SB-50A to Tamiya Adapter (am-2070a) Note: Don't use both the Tamiya and PowerPole connectors at the same time. It will form a complete circuit, which could damage your batteries.

Please contact Cross the Road Electronics support at support@crosstheroadelectronics.com for warranty issues or Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) for this product.

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    awesome

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    Batteries

    I've been looking for a good way to test batteries and have determined that I need both the Battery Beak and a Load Tester to properly test them.

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    Battery Beak has been great

    The Battery Beak has been great for testing out 7.2 Volt batteries that we use for VEX Robotics. It has helped the students better identify trouble batteries that need to be replaced and find batteries that need to be recharged.

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    Buy one!

    This is by far the best device for testing FRC batteries at the moment. Yes, it's expensive but it is worth it.

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    Great product

    Another team advisor showed us this product and right away we knew we needed it. Works like a charm and is a great quick way to check your batteries charge and health.

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    Fast Delivery

    Fast and Inexpensive. Excellent tool for checking batteries. Have had 2 go on us in the last year and I'm hoping this will help us before the batteries begin swelling like the last 2.

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    Battery Beak

    A bit confussing to use unless you know to look on-line for the operating guide. Good indicator of battery health.

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    Good - But

    We use the Battery Beak and it is useful for determining specific information about the battery. We found the Good/Fair/Bad indication was very unreliable with results all over the place so we just choose to ignore this data and make our own decisions based on the other readings which we track for each battery. Readings from the beak corresponded will with our other test equipment and the Beak is quick, simple and easy.

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    Battery Beak

    Would be nice if it came with directions!

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    great

    glad you've found new products for FRC teams

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    I only place the orders. I do not use the product.

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