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.
Example of Cost Savings
SBS field studies show time savings of at least 5 times (500%) using a digital hydrometer over a standard glass hydrometer and thermometer.
If you spend 60 minutes testing specific gravities every month in 20 sites, this total, 60 minutes x 20 sites x 12 months per year = 14,400 minutes divided by 60 minutes = 240 labor hours per year.
Since we can reduce this time by 500%, 240 hours divided by 5 = 48 hours total time with the SBS-2003.
That’s a savings of 192 hours per year. Multiplied by $45.00 per hour labor cost with benefits: 192 x $45.00 = $8,640.00 of savings per year.
Applications / Industries
Accessory Ordering Information
|2002/3-SPR-PRT-KIT||Spare parts kit includes: O-ring, sample
chamber w/ rubber pump, (3) 9" sample tubes
|2002/3-TUBE||9" filling tube for SBS-2003|
|2002/3-HOL||Holster w/ belt for SBS-2003|
|SBS-TE CASE||Soft case for hydrometer|
|Method of Detection||Specific gravity; light refraction method|
|Temperature||Measuring: 5 to 40° C (41 to 104° F)|
|Measuring Time||Within 3 seconds|
|Power Supply||(1) DC9V alkaline battery|
|Calibration||Distilled or de-ionized water|
|Accuracy||Specific gravity: ±0.002 @ 10 to 30° C (50 to 86° F)
Temperature: ±1° C @ 10 to 30° C (1.8° F @ 50 to 86° F)
|Size||2.75" D x 1.75" W x 8.25" H; 10.75 oz.|
|Filling Tube||9.5" L x 1/8" diameter|
When the SBS-2003 Digital Hydrometer is combined with our SBS-6500 battery diagnostic internal resistance tester, it becomes an all-in-one solution for your battery testing needs. This package is popular with vented lead acid clients and companies with NERC requirements or IEEE standards.