Autel BT506 vs BT508 vs BT608E vs BT609--- Comparison And Overview

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Autel battery testers are very popular among home mechanics and repair stores. The main products from Autel are BT506, BT508 and BT608, BT608E, BT609 These battery testers have their own special features compared to others. If you are tossing around and can't decide which one suits you, keep reading and you will find out. 

Comparison Chart

Features BT506 BT508  BT608E BT609
Hardware 
CPU Cortex-M4 Cortex-M4 Cotex-A35 Quad-core, 1.5Ghz Cotex-A35 Quad-core, 1.5Ghz
Display None None 5.5720*1280 7.0 1280*800
Battery None None 3000mAh, 6H 6000mAh, 6H
Memory None None 2GB/32G 2GB/64G
Android system None None Android 9.0 Android 9.0
Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI) None V200P V200 V200
Software
Battery Test
In-vehicle test
Out-vehicle test
Battery Test X
Battery Reset X
Diagnostics
Read/Erase Codes X
Live Data X X
Service Functions X X X
Battery Location Diagrams
Battery Health Report
Update Frequency X X X X

 

Autel BT506 Overview 

The Autel MaxiBAS BT506 is a battery and electrical system analysis tool that use as Adaptive Conductance an advanced battery analysis method, to produce a more accurate examination of the battery’s cold-cranking ability and reserve capacity. BT506 enables technicians to view the health status of the vehicle's battery and electrical system. Download the free and easy-to-use mobile app, available for iOS and Android devices, to use with the BT506 to perform testing and display test results.

Pros:
  • Very cost effective
  • Light weight

Cons:

  • The BT506 does not have screen, so it need to work with with Maxisys tablets or phones.

Autel BT508 Overview 

The BT508 is powerful yet, lightweight battery and electrical system tester that uses Adaptive Conductance, an advanced battery analysis method, to produce a more accurate examination of the battery’s cold cranking ability and reserve capacity, vital to determining a battery’s true health. Download the free and easy-to-use mobile app, available for iOS and Android devices, to use with the BT508 to perform testing and display test results. The BT508 package includes a wireless Bluetooth vehicle communication interface enabling battery and electrical component registration.

Pros:

  • Wireless connection
  • Light weight

Cons:

  • The BT508 does not have screen, and it only works with mobile phones.

Autel BT608E Overview

The BT608E is a touchscreen Battery & Electrical System analyzer that applies Adaptive Conductance, an advanced battery analysis method that produces a more accurate examination of the battery’s cold cranking ability and reserve capacity, vital to determining a battery’s true health. The BT608 can display a quick health status of the existing battery, register a new battery and perform advanced battery and electrical system diagnostics. The BT608’s VINscan function enables quick identification of the vehicle and battery specifications. Read/Clear codes on all available vehicles systems. Print or share customized reports via Wi-Fi or print test reports via the built-in thermal printer.

Pros:

  • Come with thermal printer
  • Support DoIP

Cons:

  • No service function

Autel BT609 Overview 

The MaxiBAS BT609 wireless battery and diagnostics system applies Adaptive Conductance, an advanced battery analysis method that produces a more accurate examination of the battery’s cold cranking ability and reserve capacity, vital to determining a battery’s true health. The 7-inch Android touchscreen tablet can display a quick health status of the existing battery, register a new battery and perform advanced battery and electrical system diagnostics. The BT609’s features include AutoVIN to immediately identify vehicle and battery information and to display graphic instructions for battery positioning and testing. Features service menu. Read/Clear codes on all available vehicle systems and perform common maintenance services. Print or share customized reports via Wi-Fi.

Pros:

  • Come with a tablet

Cons: 

  • Expensive

How do you choose?

If you only test batteries for your own cars and you don't have much budget, then I guess BT506 or 508 fit your purpose because they can work with mobile phones. If you run a repair store, I won't recommend the BT506 or BT608, because they don't have screens and it's impractical to work all day with your phone. The BT608E would be the best choice, with reasonable price and built-in printer.

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