Alber CRT-400 Cellcorder 

User-Level Training Course 

Course Duration

8 hours


Delivery Platform

Classroom-PowerPoint on-screen

Hands-on labs with client battery


Delivery Location

At client facility


Course Description

This course provides attendees with a detailed familiarization with one of the best-known ohmic testers on the market today. The Cellcorder is known for its ability to perform accurate, reliable, and repeatable measurements of battery cell internal resistance, inter-cell connection resistance and cell float voltage. Rick Tressler LLC provides expert level classroom and hands-on training for up to 8 people per class.


The course begins with an overview of the instrument, explaining its specific controls, functions, setup processes and procedures. Discussions include different types and proper use of test leads, placement on the battery using such as spike probes or alligator clamps. The importance of consistent use of test lead to obtain the best possible readings is also discussed.


Supervised hands-on lab exercises are performed by attendees, intended to reinforce the knowledge the student acquired in the classroom. Discussions focus on specific attendee situations they may experience with their own make and model battery systems.


Upon completion of all lab exercises, attendees return to the classroom, to learn the basics of the Battery Analysis System companion software. The software was developed to work specifically with the Cellcorder. Attendees are given instruction relating to transfer of readings from the Cellcorder flash drive to their Windows based computer which enables viewing and facilitating detailed data analysis, trending, comparisons of readings and report generation.


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


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.





    a. Product Overview and Description

    b. Instrument purpose

    c. Features and benefits

    d. Limitations


2. User Screens

    a. Setup

    b. Configuration

    c. Thresholds


3. Test probes description and use

     a. Two lead probe sets

     b. Three lead probe sets


4.Making Measurements

     a. Cell resistance

     b. Connection resistance

     c. Cell voltage


5.Analyzing Data on the Cellcorder

     a.Min., Max., Avg. analysis function

6.Downloading Data

      a.USB flash drive



7.Cellcorder Care

      a.Calibration requirements


8.Battery Analysis Software

      a.Primary Functions of the Software

      b.Software Overview–Data Storage

      c.Software Overview–Report Files


9.Downloading Data from the Cellcorder to a PC

      a.Details-Downloading Data


10.Saving the Downloaded Data

     a.Creating the Folder Tree on a PC

     b.Saving the Downloaded Data


11. Identifying the Battery

      a. Navigating Through the Battery Analysis Software

      b. Viewing Data

      c. Trending Data

      d. Comparing Data

      e. Alarm Thresholds

      f. Generating and Printing Reports