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This Simple Insight Prevents Vehicle Downtime: What Fleet Managers Need To Know

No more dead batteries - prevent vehicle downtime now! This is how you do it.

By Radjen Ramdin

What does the battery voltage indicate the fleet manager about the vehicle?
An overlooked detail in the vehicle summary is the battery status.
Video: Radjen Ramdin, field technician, explains how to interpret the vehicle battery status.

When the vehicle is driving/idling and the battery voltage is showing above 13.7 volts, this is a good Indication that your battery is receiving enough power to charge. This means the alternator is in good health.

Above 13.7 volts indicates a healthy car battery

Identify defective car batteries - preventive maintenance

When the vehicle is stopped, a healthy battery should show above 12.5 volts. If the voltage drops persistently under 12.0 volts, in the case the vehicle is being used daily, this is a good indication that the battery is in it's final days. 

Below 13.7 volts indicates a defective car battery
Below 13.7 volts when idling or driving maybe a defective alternator

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