Press release #Automotive Aftermarket

New and fast Bosch BAT 115 battery tester for both 6 and 12 volt starter batteries

Easy-to-use tester with integrated printer

  • Workshop-oriented battery tester featuring an advantageous price-performance ratio
  • Test routines being easy on the battery allow accurate results
  • Suitable for tests on 12 and 24 volt starter and charging systems
Nico Krespach

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Plochingen – By means of BAT 115, Bosch provides automotive workshops with a battery tester suitable for quick and reliable testing of all common 6 and 12 volt starter batteries and featuring a good price-performance ratio. Test routines being easy on the battery quickly provide accurate and reliable measurement results. Using the integrated thermal printer, the test results can be printed for the customer or for record keeping at the workshop. Besides battery diagnoses and battery status display, workshop can also use the BAT 115 tester to check 12 and 24 volt starter and charging systems. It is suitable for passenger-car, LCV, motorcycle and recreational-craft batteries featuring a cold cranking current between 40 and 2 000 amperes.

Intuitive and menu-guided operation – with 25 supported languages

The new Bosch battery tester can be used for lead-acid, EFB, gel, fleece and (flat or spiral-type) AGM batteries. For this purpose, BAT 115 meets several international test standards such as EN, EN2, DIN, SAE, JEC, JIS and MCA. The menu-guided operating principle with graphical LCD display and just three buttons allows intuitive tester operation and thus quick testing. So far, the system supports 25 different languages. For mobile workshop use and easy handling, the new 1 100-gram battery tester is equipped with a sturdy housing and a 1.8-meter test cable.

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with modern diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, products developed in-house and specifically manufactured for the aftermarket, as well as services. About 13,000 associates in more than 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 15,000 workshops, and more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 76,100 associates in research and development, of which more than 38,000 are software engineers.

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