The importance of your car’s 12V battery can’t be overstated. Without an electrical charge, your engine won’t even crank. Nor, would you be able to listen to the radio, or turn on the AC. Yet, it’s rather typical that most car owners neglect to maintain their car’s batteries. If only, we could try to make this process just a tad easier. If so, something like the TOPDON TB6000Pro battery charger is a must-have.
However, it’s more than merely able to charge a battery. The TOPDON TB6000Pro is a 2-in-1 package, as it contains both a battery charger to help trickle charge a car’s battery. And, acting as a battery tester, so you could check up on the condition of said battery to ensure that it’s in working order. Among the plus points in favour of the TOPDON TB6000Pro is its wide-ranging support for a variety of battery types.
That includes the usual 6V and 12V lead-acid batteries. Not to mention, deep-cycle marine batteries, as well as flooded, gel, AGM, WET, CAL, EFB, LiFePO4, and even lithium-ion batteries. Hence, that makes it suitable to be used on anything from a car to a boat… Or even lawnmowers and electric scooters. With that in mind, the charging process is pretty clever, too. It uses TOPDON’s 9-step charging process.
This makes certain that it won’t just charge or trickle charge your car’s battery. However, it can further help to desulfurize and maintain the battery. In addition, repairing batteries that have been discharged too much, and only have a low voltage count left. This segues us neatly to the battery testing element of the TB6000Pro. And, its ability to compare the health of the battery before and after you’ve charged it.
Extensive Battery Health Analytics
These graphs give you a visualisation of how much of your battery’s well-being has been restored when the charging is done. Moreover, the TOPDON TB6000Pro battery tester provides detailed analytics for your battery’s CCA (cold-cranking amps). On top of that, it can measure the battery’s internal resistance and voltage, as well as the general state of the battery’s condition. Using it though is pretty simple.
If you want to quickly charge a battery in a pinch, all you need to do is press that button on the charger brick itself. However, a more elegant and thorough alternative is using the Bluetooth-enabled TOPDON mobile app on your phone. This allows you to control everything, including the charging and testing, on your phone. You’ll even unlock additional settings here, such as telling it when to start charging.
You might, for example, only want to trickle charge a battery outside of peak hours, as electricity rates would be at their lowest throughout the day. Or, you may actively change the current and voltage that the charger is running at. Plus, that mobile app lets you monitor the charging or testing process in real time. Another crucial factor to consider when shopping for a battery charger is its safety.
Thankfully, the TOPDON TB6000Pro has active measures to protect you and your battery against problems such as reverse polarity, sparking, short-circuiting, and over-voltage, as well as overheating. The robust and solid IP65 build inspires confidence to toss it around, too. For the money, there aren’t a lot of 2-in-1 battery chargers and testers. Nonetheless, the TOPDON TB600 remains to be among the best.