# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Small Engine Repair Task 1325973997

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Test a battery.

Definition

Test should include
  • checking case for damage or leaks
  • using proper testing equipment
  • using a hydrometer/measuring specific gravity
  • using a load tester/measuring voltage and under load
according to industry safety regulations, manufacturer's specifications, and instructor guidelines.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What diagnostic tools should be used to test a battery?
  • What safety precautions should be taken when testing/charging a battery?
  • How does a battery lose its charge?
  • What is the function of the alternator?