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I search manual instruction book for analyser KAL EQUIP model 5061

Battery tester, charging and starting system

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SOURCE: i need an instruction manual for a kal model 4260

I'll tell ya, it sure took some digging to find that one. Evidently KAL Equipment was acquired by Actron.
http://www.actron.com/media/usermanuals/KAL4260_0002-000-2374%20PW_Battery%20Load%20Tester_MNL_Eng.pdf

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SOURCE: Looking for owners manuel to kal equip 3000

this is the same as the as the actron 7680 so you can find it in actron.com, then go to manuals, then to discontinued products, there you will find the manual

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P2500 starts but won't stay running


P2500 Generator Lamp/L-Terminal Circ Low

Indicator

This code indicates that a fault has been detected in the generator lamp control circuit. The PCM may have also detected an abnormal voltage reading from the vehicle battery, starting, or charging system.

Code Set Parameters

In the event of generator lamp control circuit fault, a trouble code will be stored and a service engine soon lamp will be illuminated. Some models require multiple drive cycles (as many as 8) with a failure in order for the service engine soon lamp to be illuminated and others will activate it on the initial failure.

Symptoms

This code indicates that a fault has been detected in the charging system circuit. The PCM may have also detected an abnormal voltage reading from the vehicle battery, starting, or charging system.

Common Causes

The most common cause of this code can be traced to a faulty alternator. Other causes could include a bad battery or starter, open or shorted wiring or battery cables, insufficient battery primary or secondary grounds, defective voltage regulator, corroded battery terminal ends, a faulty PCM (rare), a large battery drain, or a defective battery.

Common Misdiagnosis

Technicians report that batteries and starters are often replaced in error when the alternator is either not charging or overcharging. If the battery is discharged, charge it and test the vehicle charging system to make sure that it is operating properly.

Diagnosis

  • The starting/charging system is monitored by the PCM whenever the key is placed in the "ON" position, as is the generator lamp circuit for the instrument panel
  • When the engine is running, the PCM is programmed to anticipate between 13.8 and 14.4 volts from the charging system
  • If a voltage reading that either exceeds or underachieves, a code will be stored and a service engine soon lamp illuminated
  • Some vehicle models (especially Chrysler) also use the PCM to regulate charging system voltage
  • System voltage malfunctions related to the PCM are much more common in vehicles equipped with this type of system than in other systems. Before beginning your diagnosis, make sure that the battery is fully charged
  • If the battery fails to take or hold a charge, it should be replaced. Several tools will be instrumental in successfully diagnosing this code
  • A suitable OBD-II scanner (or code reader) and a digital volt/ohmmeter will be most helpful in performing a successful diagnosis
  • Begin with a visual inspection of all wiring and connectors
  • Repair or replace damaged, disconnected, shorted, or corroded wiring, connectors, and components as necessary
  • Always retest the system after repairs are completed to ensure success. If all system wiring, connectors, and components (Including fuses) appear to be in normal working order, connect the scanner (or code reader) to the diagnostic connector and record all stored codes and freeze frame data
  • This information can be extremely helpful in diagnosing intermittent conditions that may have contributed to this code being stored
  • Continue by clearing the code and operating the vehicle to see if it returns
  • This will help to determine whether or not the malfunction is intermittent
  • After the codes are cleared, test drive the vehicle to see if the code returns
  • If the code fails to immediately return, you may have an intermittent condition
  • Intermittent conditions can prove to be quite a challenge to diagnose and in extreme cases may have to be allowed to worsen before a correct diagnosis can be made
  • Continue with a visual inspection of the battery and battery cables
  • Should you find excessive corrosion on the battery terminals, suspect a poor battery connection
  • If this is the case, disconnect the battery cables from the battery (always disconnect the ground cable first and see manufacturer's recommendations for disconnecting/reconnecting the battery) and remove the corrosion from the battery posts and terminals
  • Reconnect the battery and retest the charging system
  • Connect the starting/charging system tester to the battery and perform a load test
  • If the battery fails the load test, replace it
  • If the battery passes the load test, leave the tester connected and start the engine
  • Observe the voltage readings on the tester and compare your findings with manufacturer's specifications
  • Replace starting/charging system components as required
  • Typical alternator output should read approximately 14 volts with the engine started and no accessories or lighting turned on
  • Leave the tester connected and use the amp probe to test the starter current draw
  • Compare your findings to manufacturer's specs and repair or replace starting system cables or other components as needed. The generator lamp circuit is used to activate a charging system indicator in the instrument panel if system voltage is abnormal
  • Voltage readings that are too low may indicate worn brushes in the alternator
  • High voltage readings may be indicative of a defective voltage regulator (usually integrated in the alternator but some are part of the PCM)
  • Before performing any continuity and resistance testing on the generator lamp circuit, be sure to disconnect the wiring from the instrument panel to prevent damage to system controllers and circuit boards
  • Consult the vehicle service manual for reference voltage readings and other precautions. If the starting/charging system are in proper working order, you will need to test secondary wiring
  • Disconnect the alternator connector and test all circuits using the digital volt/ohmmeter
  • If alternator wiring values are in line with acceptable specifications, disconnect the PCM connector and perform a continuity test on all system circuits
  • Compare actual findings with manufacturer's specifications and repair open or shorted electrical wiring as necessary. If the malfunction has still not been rectified, suspect a defective PCM.

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What causes the charging system go from charging then stops then charges again


To test a battery use a load tester. The problem may be a cell bridge failure . Check for tight clean terminals and tight wires on the alternator.

Apr 25, 2014 | 1989 GMC Sierra

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I have a 2003 escalade that has a dead battery after 2 days of sitting. Once I jump start it it will be fine as long as I start it everyday, but once it sits the battery will die again. What can I do???


First have the battery tested with a load tester and also (most places will do both for free hoping to sell a battery etc) the charging system tested.

Either battery, charging system are bad or you have a drain of the battery somewhere.

A authorized dealer would be a smart move.

Dec 17, 2012 | 2003 Cadillac Escalade

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Alternator


Instructions1 Clean the positive and negative battery terminals to ensure a good connection with the tester's clamps.
2 Connect the positive and negative clamps to the appropriate battery terminals. The clamps must make firm contact with the battery terminals or the test results will be inaccurate or the tester may not work at all.
3 Turn the tester on and choose the option for "full charging system test." This will test your battery, starter and alternator and provide the most accurate picture of the problem.
4 Follow the directions on the tester's screen. These instructions will include cranking the vehicle after the battery test is performed, holding the engine at a certain RPM range and turning on certain accessories.
5 Read the results displayed on the tester's screen. The tester should scroll through the results, starting with the battery, then the starter and finally the alternator. An alternator test result showing diode ripple problems indicates a bad alternator.
Thanks

Apr 02, 2012 | 2001 Chevrolet Impala

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Starts good with a jump from other battery ,but when i take cables off my motorcycle then trunes off.


Battery and/or charging system is not good. Put charger on battery, bring to full charge, then put load tester on battery ensuring battery not weak or a dead cell. If battery is good, check charging system.

Apr 15, 2011 | 1991 Yamaha FZR 1000

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I have a Craftsman 16hp Lawn Tractor. Problem, battery will not stay charged up when the mower is being used, even with a new battery. If you shut the mower off, and then try to re-start it, you are in...


Your mower is not charging the battery. Something is wrong with the charging system. It more than likely uses a magneto type charging system. It is mounted under the flywheel. Unless you are adept at repairing these take it to a pro.

Apr 04, 2011 | Craftsman Garden

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Can I use a standard hand held battery tester to check the batteries and charging system in my travel trailer. The tester is a I35 AMP Battery Load Tester.


You can teat the battery with this, but you need a volt meter to test the charging system. Your battery should have about 13.5 volts when the ehicle is running.

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1999 ford mustang cobra alternator troubleshooting


Generally, you can check and test alternator with this procedure...

1. Clean the positive and negative battery terminals to ensure a good connection with the tester's clamps.
2. Connect the positive and negative clamps to the appropriate battery terminals. The clamps must make firm contact with the battery terminals or the test results will be inaccurate or the tester may not work at all.
3. Turn the tester on and choose the option for "full charging system test." This will test your battery, starter and alternator and provide the most accurate picture of the problem.
4. Follow the directions on the tester's screen. These instructions will include cranking the vehicle after the battery test is performed, holding the engine at a certain RPM range and turning on certain accessories.
5. Read the results displayed on the tester's screen. The tester should scroll through the results, starting with the battery, then the starter and finally the alternator. An alternator test result showing diode ripple problems indicates a bad alternator.

Hope helps (remember rated this).
  • Step 2 Connect the positive and negative clamps to the appropriate battery terminals. The clamps must make firm contact with the battery terminals or the test results will be inaccurate or the tester may not work at all.
  • Step 3 Turn the tester on and choose the option for "full charging system test." This will test your battery, starter and alternator and provide the most accurate picture of the problem.
  • Step 4 Follow the directions on the tester's screen. These instructions will include cranking the vehicle after the battery test is performed, holding the engine at a certain RPM range and turning on certain accessories.
  • Step 5 Read the results displayed on the tester's screen. The tester should scroll through the results, starting with the battery, then the starter and finally the alternator. An alternator test result showing diode ripple problems indicates a bad alternator.

  • Read more: How to Test a Car's Alternator | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2079784_test-cars-alternator.html#ixzz0spTYveGJ

    Jul 05, 2010 | 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra

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    Charge light stays on battery and alternater are good


    If the red charging light is on, it generally means one of two things: either your alternator is not charging or your battery is too weak and is not charging properly. It also could be a wiring problem in the charging system. The method of testing the charging system is to use an inexpensive alternator tester that clips over the battery cable and indicates positive current. Some of the major auto parts stores have testers available for free loan and may help you with it if you desire to try to fix it yourself. The problem is that the alternator is expensive, so you will want to be sure what the exact problem is before spending money. Inexpensive current/charging testers are available to determine if your alternator's output is sufficient. This should be your first thing to do, which is to determine where the problem is and if its not the alternator, its probably a wiring problem and/or poor battery or corroded battery terminals. It's also possible that your system is charging but there is a current drain somewhere. An in-line current tester connected to the battery will determine if that is the case.

    Oct 03, 2009 | 1991 Ford Festiva

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