Product Comparison: Clore Automotive SOLAR BA9 vs ANCEL BA101

General Specifications
Clore Automotive
About the Product
The BA9 Battery and System Tester features an operating range of 4.5-16V and is optimized to test six distinct battery types: Conventional Flooded Acid, AGM Flat Plate, AGM Spiral Wound, Start-Stop AGM, Start-Stop Enhanced Flooded and Gel Cell batteries.
The ANCEL BA101 use to test a wide range of 12V batteries (Starting [SLI], Deep Cycled and Marine) of Wet (Flooded), VRLA or Maintenance Free (MF), Sealed Maintenance Free (SMF), Absorption Glass Mat (AGM) and GEL cell. The major battery standards JIS, SAE, EN, DIN and IEC are supported. BA101 12V car battery tester can easily, quickly and accurately measure the actual cold cranking amps capability of the vehicle starting battery, healthy state of the battery it self, and common fault of the vehicle starting system and charging system.
Key Specs
Battery Voltages
Testing Capacity
1200 CCA
2000 CCA
Battery Types
AGM, Flooded, Spiral Wound, Gel Cell, Start-Stop
Car battery, Boat battery, Motorcycle battery
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Clore Automotive SOLAR BA9 Digital Battery and System Tester
  • Used his tester within minutes of delivery and I think it saved me the price of a new battery, but unfortunately it showed my alternator as being the problem. The meter showed my battery's CCA as being good and showed a ripple on the alternator of over 2 volts and too hi.
  • Purchased this to keep track of my batteries in my boat. It does not need any batteries to run and just uses power from the battery you are testing, as long as it is over 7 volts. It also tests your charging and starting system.
  • This thing is great. Got the lower CCA tester so I can test smaller batteries (quad).
  • I bought this to test 12 volt, deep-cycle, solar storage batteries in an off-grid system I'm building for our ranch guest house. So far, it seems to be a solid, reliable performer that reports accurate information about the SOC of any 12 volt battery we have.
  • Not sure how accurate it is, batteries that work fine fail on this tester.
  • Kinda not sure I love this thing checking a Battery telling me the CCA and it tells me that a battery is good but when I put it in the vehicle and turn the key it just went click, then I put my load tester on it and it shows me to Battery actually bad?
ANCEL BA101 Automotive Load Battery Tester
  • On the cranking test, the BA101 will record how many volts the battery supplies. On the charging test, it will show charging voltage and ripple.
  • The tester will say how well charged the battery is. If it’s not well charged, that can increase impedance.
  • The ANCEL BA101 12v battery tester provides so much information but at the same time, its simple to use.
  • I have used the traditional carbon pile testers for decades. This battery and charging system analyzer is really great.
  • Works great but I was looking for something for low voltage testing for 12V 5AH battery's, but the nice part is since I got this I ended up testing my cars battery only to find I need to replace it.
Size & Weight
5 in.
4.3 in.
3.9 in.
2.75 in.
1 in.
0.63 in.
9.6 oz.
15.9 oz.
LCD display with backlit
Backlit, 128 x 64 pixel display wit contrast adjustment
Battery status, Charge level, Capacity level, Starter status, Alternator
Charge level, Сranking time, Charging System and Rectifier Diode Test, Battery out of vehicle test
Over-Voltage Protection
4.5-16V operating range, 40-1200 CCA testing capacity, Tests multiple battery types, Small, portable, pocket-sized, Reverse polarity and over-voltage protection, Tests to CCA, CA, DIN, EN, IEC standards
Support Multiple Battery Standards, Print Data
Testing Time
3 sec.
What customers say about "Features"
Clore Automotive SOLAR BA9 Digital Battery and System Tester
  • This is a great battery tester to have in your tool box. This tester tells you how many volts the battery is putting out AND it tells you how many cranking amps it is putting out.
  • The unit is very small which is an added bonus, fits easily in any drawer of your tool box. Testing of batteries literally takes 1 second. And it tests DIN rating!! It is very accurate.
  • The tester remembers the last options you chose (ex: type of battery tested, test rating CCA, DIN, etc).
  • In addition the BA9 performs other useful tests, such as an alternator and starter test. This is a must have device.
  • Worked great for about 6 months, when the screen started displaying only about 1/3 of what it was supposed to.
  • This tester showed all of my batteries were bad, including one new battery. Tester read the same on known good batteries as it did on dead batteries.
ANCEL BA101 Automotive Load Battery Tester
  • One very cool feature is that it doesn't need internal batteries for operation so no need to worry about leaks damaging this tool which likely isn't used too often.
  • The display is easy to read and buttons respond well. The data provided is simple to read and you can perform different tests other than how much battery life is left.
  • Easy to read LCD display, even in sunlight. Shows cranking amps, battery health, and voltage.
  • A few microohms of resistance between the cable terminals and the battery posts can affect the test results. I’ve found it better to clamp the tester directly to the battery posts.
  • The cable is long enough for my 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 and the clamps clip on the terminals perfectly.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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