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Schumacher BT 100 100 Amp Battery Load Tester

Last Updated: 1 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
9.2
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Total Reviews
997
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Review Summary - 472 recent, verified reviews

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Battery Life
 115
test, tester, meter, load tester, battery
+96%
-4%
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" ...  I have tons of tools and fancy battery checkers. ... This will find one in 5 seconds when the battery goes form 12.6 to 10 volts instantly.  ...  "
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" ...  Gives enough of a kick to take off the top charge.  ...  "
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" ...  very economic and nice product to check the condition of the battery.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely recommend it to people who have multiple acid core batteries to maintain.  ...  "
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" ...  Great battery tester !  ...  "
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" ...  I'm currently trying to desulfate two 12V lawn tractor batteries, both hold 12.9 volts, the tester indicated one produces 240 cold cranking amps, the other is still bad.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked immediately on my Toyota Tundra battery when I let the truck sit to long without starting it.  ...  "
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" ...  What I Liked was it gave me the answer to the hell i"have been going through with me current battery, auto store kept telling me i had a short in my electric wiring that my battery was good (ADVANCE AUTO SUCKS)  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 49
simple to use, works great, simple, easy to read, easy
+100%
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions are good.  ...  "
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" ...  Very well made, easy to use, indispensable tool.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Straight forward use.  ...  "
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" ...  simple to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, works as advertised.  ...  "
Price
 36
money, tester, deal, worth the money, saved
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Great product and good price!  ...  "
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" ...  Get even better deal buy snatching up a 'used' one.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well good price  ...  "
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" ...  WORKS GREAT AND YOU CAN'T BEAT THE PRICE  ...  "
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" ...  Good product, good price  ...  "
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" ...  Great tester for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  I think it is a good deal and money well spent.  ...  "
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" ...  Wish I had this sooner as it would have saved me money .  ...  "
Marketplace
 23
works, described, amazon, worked, thank
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon had this $15 cheaper than Wally Mart.  ...  "
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" ...  Did just as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  and it is literally the cheapest load tester on Amazon!?!? ... Kudos to Schumacher for a *FANTASTIC* product.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well, does as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  Worked EXACTLY as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as stated.  ...  "
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" ...  Great item will order from this dealer again .  ...  "
Product Reliability
 21
working, years ago, test, year, tester
+81%
-19%
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" ...  One test was performed without load switched in and another test was performed under load.  ...  "
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" ...  Should have bought it years ago.  ...  "
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" ...  now you okno wif it is good or failing.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple to use, so far working as described.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a replacement for the last one that I bought 17 years ago  ...  "
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" ...  So test well within the first 30 days and typically you'll get years of use from it .  ...  "
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" ...  Tested and then picked up new alternator and everything back in working order.  ...  "
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" ...  It should last for years if you treat it right.  ...  "
Product As Described
 16
works, described, worked, exactly
+100%
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" ...  worked as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Works well, does as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described!!  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described  ...  "
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" ...  works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Did just as advertised.  ...  "
Build Quality
 16
clamps, well made, heavy duty, easy to use, tester
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Well built and tough  ...  "
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" ...  Well made, reasonable price and quality, arrived on time, good factory packaging with no damages.  ...  "
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" ...  Gauge is ready to read, clamps are easy to use and hold well on the terminals .  ...  "
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" ...  The rest of the construction is adequate for the task.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems well built.  ...  "
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" ...  Clamps are easy to squeeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Very simple, solid construction with no unnecessary frills.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the simplicity of this standard non electronic and durable design.  ...  "
Overall performance
 11
reasonably, priced, gets, done, tool
+100%
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" ...  It runs a suite of tests that are very useful to me.  ...  "
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" ...  Reasonably priced tool that does its job.  ...  "
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" ...  Does a very good job.  ...  "
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" ...  Gets the job done at a decent price  ...  "
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" ...  Does its job.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  Reasonably priced load tester gets the job done.  ...  "
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" ...  It has to dissipate a lot of heat to do its job correctly.  ...  "
Charging
 10
charging system, testing, test, schumacher, charging systems
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Great for testing my solar array batteries.  ...  "
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" ...  charger from H-F that 'revives' an old battery, you can use this to tell — even tho' it is fully charged (one that sat dead for 5+yrs) — it is quick to puke out again.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought a Schumacher charger to go with it, charged the battery, put the load tester on it, Voila, full battery load capability.  ...  "
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" ...  I know my battery and charging system is good now  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent for testing batteries and charging system.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect device to quickly test out whether the charging system (alternator) is working or not!  ...  "
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" ...  This device has helped me to decide when to replace car batteries and to see if the charging circuits are doing their job.  ...  "
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" ...  It works very well and the instructions are good except for not telling you that a battery should be charged before performing a load test.  ...  "
Accuracy
 6
meter, tester, seems, gave, easy
+100%
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" ...  Does what it's made for, seems accurate .  ...  "
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" ...  Accurate but not as heavy duty as the originals, but what is anymore?  ...  "
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" ...  awesome tester very accurate and quick.  ...  "
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" ...  The meter gave the same readings. ... So I know it's accurate for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent product and very accurate.  ...  "
Delivery
 5
shipped, received, quickly, packaged, good price
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Well, just arrived today!  ...  "
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" ...  Good price, great delivery  ...  "
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" ...  Product as described received quickly  ...  "
Controls
 4
seconds, load, test, press, meter
+100%
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" ...  but if you hold the button over ten seconds it glows red .  ...  "
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" ...  Gives a reading instantly, only need push load button a couple of seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  Simply unpack the box connect + to + and - to -, press the button for 2-10 seconds and watch the meter.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to read meter, press button, count to 10 and read the scale.  ...  "
Cables
 4
wire, tester, stiff, short, jumper
+50%
-50%
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" ...  The Cables are stiff and short, the cable clip plastic insulator tubes kept slipping off.  ...  "
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" ...  So I took the cables off both and each still showed 6v.  ...  "
Returns
 4
return, day, working
-100%
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" ...  Update: I returned the unit.  ...  "
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" ...  The 30 day return has long passe which is my fault for not checking it before I needed it  ...  "
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" ...  I think I'm going to send it back!!  ...  "
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" ...  Returned, stopped working after 1st day  ...  "
Size
 4
small, size, car, tool, easy to use
+100%
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" ...  Easy to use and portable!  ...  "
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" ...  Nice small toy that is very handy and helpful.  ...  "
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" ...  Only used it once so far, but it is a great tool to have handy.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice quality merchandise I carry it in my car and It comes in quite handy whenever I run into someone in distress.  ...  "
Fit
 4
terminals, seconds, load, hurt, hold
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Clamps are easy to squeeze.  ...  "
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" ...  S&M nipple clamps have never hurt so good.  ...  "
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" ...  Gauge is ready to read, clamps are easy to use and hold well on the terminals .  ...  "
Setup
 3
time, testing, test, read, follow the instructions
+100%
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" ...  Really, follow the instructions and limit the test to ten seconds with 5-minute cool downs in between.  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions are good.  ...  "
For Travel
 3
tested, test, shop, saves
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Saves me the trip to the auto shop for battery test.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm glad I tested them and found out now as opposed to when I was in the middle of my trip or as winter approached.  ...  "
Design
 3
design, works, looks
+100%
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" ...  Like the simplicity of this standard non electronic and durable design.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks like old-school one, but it works correctly.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a simple design, but apparently effective.  ...  "

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