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Hydrometer – 1100-1300 sg.
Item Number: 09HYCT
Plastic barrel hydrometer - 1100 to 1300 specific gravity. For standard gravity industrial batteries.
Hydrometers measure the specific gravity of liquids, usually in industrial batteries. This tool features markings or graduations on its surface to determine the specific gravity reading. Instruments floating high in the fluid are lighter and have a higher specific gravity. Conversely, instruments that sink lower in the liquid have lower specific gravity readings.
The electrolyte used in car batteries is 65% water and 35% sulfuric acid. Electrolytes in a fully charged battery have a specific gravity of 1.265 at an operating temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit.Read More
Look for a hydrometer with a built-in thermometer. A hydrometer scale is based on an 80 degree Fahrenheit temperature. The higher the electrolyte temperature, the lower the specific gravity and vice versa. This type of hydrometer usually comes with a conversion table to help you adjust your readings.
Before conducting any test, it's essential to read and understand what devices are needed for the test, how it works, and what its readings mean. Here are some suggestions of the steps you should take when doing a hydrometer test on your battery.
Wear acid-resistant gloves and goggles while conducting the following steps:
It is essential to take care when using hydrometers on industrial batteries and follow instructions closely. Here are some tips to keep in mind: