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Midtronics diagnoses the future of batteries

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 16:24 -- Ruth Williams
The DSS-7000 is made with advanced batteries in mind

Midtronics Inc. has introduced a battery diagnostic system called the DSS-7000 Battery Service Diagnostic System. It is designed for use with new advanced batteries and systems for newly developed vehicle types.

“Today's service environment demands a diagnostic solution that offers a combination of information, technology, and communication to support the vehicles of tomorrow,” said Mike Troy, Executive Vice President and General Manager, transportation division at Midtronics. “As the complexity of battery and electrical systems continues to evolve, diagnostic technology must be able to keep pace.”

The DSS-7000 features full battery service management with vehicle identification number (VIN)-driven testing and integration with the Midtronics battery management information system (BMIS); advanced diagnostics for today’s most sophisticated battery and vehicle systems; and automated service applications via touch-screen tablet controller.

“Vehicle electrification is rapidly expanding,” Troy said. As always, Midtronics is ready for the future of battery service with advanced technology and new capabilities. The DSS-7000 is the answer to changing trends in the automotive industry, offering our customers solutions for the vehicles of yesterday, today and tomorrow.”

The diagnostics support advanced battery and electrical system testing for conventional ICE, start-stop, hybrid, and EV/HEV vehicles. The DSS-7000 can also identify batteries with low reserve capacity, a key diagnostic feature with the number of accessory systems requiring battery support in today’s cars.

The diagnostic tool has been designed, according to Midtronics, for a generation of service technicians familiar with app-based technology. It features a touch-screen tablet with pre-programmed service apps to launch automated testing specific to a vehicle. Technicians can also use the full-color, removable tablet to help customers understand test results and service recommendations.