Hydrometer question?

SaburaiSaburai Solar Expert Posts: 32 ✭✭
Hello All!

Is this a good, serviceable hydrometer? If not can someone recommend one that will do the job with out breaking the bank?

http://www.amazon.com/OTC-4619-Professional-Battery-Hydrometer/dp/B0050SFVHO/ref=pd_sim_auto_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0NJBQHEM9PWDBFXMQCMD

Many thanks

Rich

Comments

  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 32,008 admin
    Re: Hydrometer question?

    With any hydrometer, make sure you rinse them out with a couple of pulls of distilled water before putting it away.

    I don't know about that one--But this has been working well for people:

    http://www.solar-electric.com/midnite-solar-battery-hydrometer.html

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    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • SaburaiSaburai Solar Expert Posts: 32 ✭✭
    Re: Hydrometer question?

    Thanks for the speedy reply!

    While that one is very nice and if it were available at that price w/ two day shipping, I'd get it, I wonder if it's made in China.

    However, I could use it *yesterday* and it's not available from Amazon. After looking at the reviews of this one - I'll keep looking...

    Many thanks

    Rich
  • VicVic Solar Expert Posts: 3,112 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Hydrometer question?

    Hi Saburai,

    The Hydrovolt , I believe is made in Germany.

    The sponsor of this site stocks them in AZ:
    http://www.solar-electric.com/batteries-meters-accessories/batteries/baacma/midnite-solar-battery-hydrometer.html

    If you need a Hydro today, perhaps if there is an Auto Parts store, like NAPA close to you, you could have something to use in the interim.

    The Hydrovolt works well, easy to read, and seems accurate. FWIW, Vic
    Off Grid - Two systems -- 4 SW+ 5548 Inverters, Surrette 4KS25 1280 AH [email protected], 11.1 KW STC PV, 4X MidNite Classic 150 w/ WBjrs, Beta KID on S-530s, MX-60s, MN Bkrs/Boxes.  25 KVA Polyphase Kubota diesel,  Honda Eu6500isa,  Eu3000is-es, Eu2000,  Eu1000 gensets.  Thanks Wind-Sun for this great Forum.
  • SaburaiSaburai Solar Expert Posts: 32 ✭✭
    Re: Hydrometer question?

    Many thanks to all!

    Amazon has a good selection of prime eligible hydrometers, it's just hard to tell which are junk and which will do the job...

    Best,

    Rich
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