Alber BCT-2000 

Battery Capacity Tester

Course Duration

8-12 hours

Delivery Platform

Classroom-PowerPoint on-screen

Hands-on labs with client battery

Delivery Location

Client facility

Course Description

The Alber BCT-2000 battery capacity tester training course is intended for service personnel who will be or, are currently engaged in the periodic load testing of stationary batteries. Application such as utility substations, power generating stations, telecommunication offices, cell sites and data center UPS systems are the primary users.


Training time requirements vary based on client coordination. Most BCT-2000 training courses are completed in one day. However, an extra half day may be required. Planning for the site visit will determine whether an additional time on the client site is required.


The training begins with a detailed discussion about battery capacity testing fundamentals. It is essential for attendees before load testing can be undertaken. Reference to IEEE recommended practices is made throughout the course.


The course then moves into a presentation with attendees about the BCT 2000 hardware. Topics include the Windows system PC, BCT data acquisition module and continuous load units (CLU). Each is discussed in detail. The classroom activity wraps up with a training module on the BCT’s companion software application. It includes instruction on the use of the software in order to properly set up, run a test and generate a report.


The last part of the training includes a hand-on session with the client’s BCT connected to a test battery system. Actual load tests can be conducted at the client’s site providing proper planning is undertaken by the client. This is a training/test option that Rick Tressler LLC has performed on numerous client sites with considerable success

All attendees receive course materials on CD or USB flash drive. Electronic certificates of completion are provided for all attendees completing the course.

For additional information about this and other training and seminar opportunities, contact Rick Tressler at 614.632.7521 or email Rick at

Attendee Prerequisites 

Attendees are expected to have previous experience working with electrical equipment and have a good understanding of AC and DC systems. Prior experience working with stationary battery systems is preferred, however, it is not a requirement.

Fundamentals of Battery Capacity Testing

  • What Is Battery Capacity Testing?

  • Defining Battery Capacity

  • Expressing Battery Capacity

  • Why It Is Necessary

  • Capacity Vs Life

  • Recommendations on Testing Frequency

  • How Testing Is Performed

  • Determining Voltage and Test Parameters

BCT-2000 System Software

  • Overview

  • Selecting the Com Port

  • Types of tests to perform

  • Setting Up a Test

  • Performing a Test

  • Generating a Report

  • Analyzing Test Results

  • Saving a Report

  • Overview

BCT-2000 System Hardware

  • Personal Computer Interface

  • Data Logger​​

  • Continuous Load Units​​

  • Sense Lead Sets​​

  • System Overview​​

  • Personal Computer Interface​

  • Data Logger​

  • Load Bank


  • Hardware Review​​

  • Interconnection and Test Preparation​​

  • Connecting the BCT to the Battery​​

  • Load Bank Connection​​

  • Running a Test​​

  • Data Review and Analysis