SBS introduced the first digital battery hydrometer to the U.S. stationary battery market in 1988. For over 30 years, SBS has sold and serviced thousands of hydrometers and continues to provide the newest technologies in battery maintenance equipment today.
Hydrometers (density meters) measure the specific gravity of a battery’s electrolyte. Based on the specific gravity, the user can determine the state of charge of the battery. Retaining these hydrometer readings and data over time is recommended by IEEE as part of any Battery Maintenance Program.
Digital hydrometers are commonly used in utilities, telecommunications, industrial, food and beverage, petrochemical and other applications.
In contrast to the old bulb-style hydrometers of the past, our digital hydrometers provide accurate recording, storage and transfer of battery data to a PC -- eliminating hours of hand recording and entering data. As a result, time spent on battery maintenance is reduced significantly.
Our newest SBS-2003 Digital Battery Hydrometer provides improved performance, exclusive wireless downloading capabilities and an easy to handle case!
Specific Gravity Tester for Lead-Acid Batteries
Specific gravity testing is easy and efficient with the SBS-2003. Simply insert the nozzle into the battery and depress the finger pump, which draws a few drops of sulfuric acid (H2SO4) through the tube. Within three seconds the measured refractive index is converted into a temperature compensated specific gravity reading and the specific gravity, temperature and cell count are displayed. After testing is completed, you can transfer the data to your computer via Bluetooth and download results into an Excel report.
Combining a light weight and durable design with easy maintenance, field-replaceable spare parts and a large data storage memory, the SBS-2003 is suitable for use with lead acid batteries.
The SBS-2003 has the added benefit of storing the results for future download via Bluetooth.Learn More
Specific Gravity Tester with Downloading Capabilities for Lead Acid or Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) Batteries
The SBS-3500 uses oscillating U-tube technology to measure specific gravity and temperature of lead acid or nickel cadmium (NiCd) batteries within seconds. The unit offers a wide reading range, able to take readings between the range of 0.0000 to 3.0000. With the ability to communicate wirelessly to a printer or computer via the integrated IrDA interface, testing results can be uploaded into an easy-to-read report.Learn More
Hydrometers (density meters) measure the specific gravity of liquids. Specific gravity is the ratio of the density of the liquid being tested to the density of water. In the case of battery testing, the hydrometer is measuring the specific gravity of the battery’s electrolyte. The higher the acid concentration in the electrolyte, the higher the specific gravity.
Based on the specific gravity, the user can determine the state of charge of the battery.
Retaining hydrometer readings and data over time is recommended by IEEE as part of any Battery Maintenance Program.Learn More