BVA-260 Tester & PR-12 Printer

Part Number: BVA-260PR
Price: $1,679.95
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One of the most technologically advanced handheld testers currently available, the BVA-260 sets the bar for accuracy, speed and ease of use. Using our patented Digital Pulse Load™ technology to deliver a BCI compliant true load test, the BVA-260 can precisely diagnose the battery, starting and charging system in under 82 seconds. This unit is AGM optimized for compatibility with nearly all battery types. This adds up to a tester that in many cases delivers a superior test result to even traditional Carbon Pile testers. A convenient USB output allows test data to be displayed as an Excel™ spreadsheet for nearly unlimited storage capacity and data analysis as well as easy software updates. Featuring a menu system revised to eliminate extra steps, nearly anyone can pick up the unit and use it right out of the box. Enhanced customer communications and “next step” messages aid in diagnosis and enhance credibility. The BVA-260 is also compatible via infrared with the Auto Meter PR-12 printer for easy communication with the customer.


  • Best of Both World - Accuracy via Patented Resistance & Load Test
  • Fully Automated Load
  • Tests most battery and electrical systems - Flooded, AGM, Marine, AGM Marine
  • Tests Battery, Starting System, Charging System in 82 seconds
  • CCA and AH battery tests
  • Easy Input via Menus
  • Temp Sensor for Accuracy
  • Export data to PC memory for unlimited test results storage
  • Optimized customer communication for faster/better interaction
  • Large and Mini USB Ports
  • Easy-Link communication to PC via USB to optional AMP Link software (AC-62)
  • Data Transfer via PC USB Cable (Included)
  • Easy Firmware Updates
  • Self Diagnostics for improved reliability
  • Reverse polarity protected
  • Ask us the about AMPnet Option
  • 64 Character backlit LCD screen
  • Customer Communication via infrared printer (Sold Separately)
  • Convenient clamp storage

  • PR-12 Printer Kit

  • New and improved printer head
  • Portable infrared printer for use with all Auto Meter handheld testers
  • Includes AC (120v) and power adapter (12v)
  • Uses standard 58mm thermal paper
  • Dimensions 6"x4.5"x3.5"
  • Supersedes PR-15 printer

  • Specs:

  • Applications: 6V & 12V Automotive & Commercial Starting Batteries, 12V Starting and Charging Systems
  • 6V Tests: Battery Check and Load Test
  • 12V Tests: Battery Check and Load Test, Alternator/Stator Diodes and Regulation Test, Starter Draw Test
  • Operational Temperature: 0-120ºF
  • Operational Humidity: 0-85%
  • Dimensions: 5.9"x9.6"x2.1"
  • Weight: 4 lbs
  • Battery Voltage: 6 & 12 Volt
  • Battery Types & Voltage: Flooded, AGM, Marine, AGM Marine
  • Battery Range: 100-1600 CCA, 10-265 AH
  • Automated Load: 120 Amp
  • Alternator Test: Yes / 12 & 24 Volt
  • Stator Diode Test: Yes
  • Starter Draw Test: Yes
  • Load Leads: 30", 6 - Gauge, Adapter Required for GM Side Post
  • Field Replaceable Leads: Yes
  • Infrared Battery Temp Measurement: Yes
  • Communications to PC: USB
  • Memory: 200 Tests
  • Language: English, Spanish, & French
  • Internal Battery: 9 Volt DC
  • Carrying Handle: Yes
  • Rubber Boot: Yes
  • Clamp Storage Pins: Yes
  • Cooling: Vented
  • Display: 1"x2.5" 4 Line 16 Character
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