Midtronics, a provider of vehicle battery testing and management products and services, has released its new HYB-1000 Hybrid Battery System Analyzer, which it claims, will allow more shops to get into the hybrid service business or improve customer service where hybrid service opportunities already exist.

Midtronics said that the battery system analyzer offers technicians a safe, one-person test, and the opportunity to perform a battery pack diagnostic routine while driving the vehicle.

The system also communicates to the vehicle on-board diagnostic system using a wireless convergence module, which allows it to read the battery cell, block and pack parameters, while under the stress of an accelerated hybrid drive test, further allowing the HYB to asses the battery pack conductance status.

The HYB can also read and reset standard and hybrid-specific diagnostic trouble codes, which allows technicians to perform simple functions quickly without having to monopolize their other complete diagnostic systems.

Mike Troy, executive vice president and general manager of Transportation Division at Midtronics, said: “Our new HYB Hybrid Battery System Analyzer represents a major step for Midtronics in the electric and hybrid vehicle diagnostic arena.

“While the future service needs and opportunities are still unclear for the growing electric and hybrid vehicle markets, we are working closely with the industry to develop solutions as the needs arise.”