SBS-6500 Internal Resistance Tester

Digital Battery Analyzer

battery internal resistance tester and analzyer sbs-6500

Data Storage:
300 battery strings
x 250 cells per string
x 4 tests per year over
a period of 25 years =
7.5 million records


- SBS-6500 Data Sheet

- User's Manual

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Resistance Tester


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  • Utility
  • Oil and Gas
  • Solar/Photovoltaic
  • UPS
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Railways

SBS-6500 Includes

  • Main unit
  • Pin probes
  • Instruction manual
  • Quick start guide
  • Software
  • USB cable
  • Unit charging cable
  • NiMH battery
  • Calibration bar
  • Adjustable carrying strap
  • Compact carrying case
heavy duty carrying case for battery internal resistance tester

Probes for SBS-6500 battery analyzer

Complete Battery Resistance Tester and Data Logger
(Meets IEEE/NERC Standards)

The SBS-6500 is a multipurpose resistance and voltage tester. Readings of cells and intercell connectors are taken within seconds using the included pin probes (or optional clamp probes). The SBS-6500 can be programmed with site names, battery details and pass/warning/fail alarm set points for resistance measurements (pass/fail for voltage). All data is retained in the meter’s internal memory for easy on-site access. With a computer and the included software, the SBS-6500 generates custom graphical reports for historical trending and comparisons.

The SBS-6500 pairs with our SBS-2003 digital hydrometer to import specific gravity readings from the SBS-2003 into the SBS-6500. With this data merge, the SBS-6500 will store and generate reports with voltage, resistance, temperature and gravity readings.


  • Quickly records and stores resistance, voltage and temperature of strings, cells and intercell connectors
  • Instantly retests and recalls readings on-site for data trending and comparing
  • Pin probe or clamp probe compatible
  • User-friendly software and easy-to-navigate menu
  • Convenient battery string and parameter set up via unit or software
  • Organizes data by name and parameters for each battery string (up to 300 strings)
  • Optional ability to download specific gravity readings wirelessly from SBS-2003 hydrometer
  • Meets IEEE and NERC maintenance recommendations for stationary battery systems


  • Versatile: tests flooded lead acid, VRLA, NiCd, Li-ion and NiMH batteries and strings
  • Automatically measures and stores data within seconds
  • Voltage testing range of 0–100 Vdc
  • IEC 6101-1 CAT II 300V Safety Standard
  • Built-in NiMH battery with unit charging cord
  • Large 3.8" LCD backlit display

full battery analyzer internal resistance tester kit


  • Tests and records resistance, voltage and temperature readings of cells and intercell connectors
  • On-screen pass/warning/fail indication during testing based on set parameters
  • Stores and displays all hitorical data on handheld unit
  • Communicates with computer and software via USB port
  • Generates and displays battery string’s test report and comparison data

Battery Management Software (Included)

  • Interface for loading string and alarm data to and from tester
  • Exports into Excel and PDF formats for easy incorporation into custom reports
  • Creates graphs and reports for battery analysis and trending

track changes in battery resistance and battery deterioration trend

Special - Battery Tester Combo Kit

battery internal resistance software reporting

Combined reports: I.R. tester with hydrometer integration

When combined with our SBS-2003 digital hydrometer, the SBS-6500 provides an all-in-one solution for your battery testing needs.


Size and Weight 4.2"W x 2.2"D x 8.3"H; 2.6 lbs.
Storage 7,500,000 records
Ah Measurement Range 5–6000 Ah, 0–100 Vdc
Voltage Measurement Resolution: 0.001V
Accuracy: ±0.1%
Resistance Measurement Range: 1 mΩ to 400Ω
Resolution: 0.001 mΩ
Accuracy: ±1.0%
Display 3.8" LCD, 320 x 240 backlit screen
Communication Interface USB, Bluetooth w/ SBS-2003
Software SBS-6500 Battery Management Software
Software Format MS Windows
Power Supply Rechargeable NiMH battery pack
Operation Time 8 hours
Operation Temperature 14° to 122° F

Ordering Information

Part No. Description
SBS-6500 Battery resistance tester

Accessory Ordering Information

Part No. Description
SBS-2003 Specific gravity tester
6500-CLAMP-PROBE Clamp probe leads
6500-PIN-PROBE Replacement pin probe leads
6500-PIN Replacement pin sets for 6500-PIN-PROBES
6500-BATT Spare NiMH battery for SBS-6500

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