Electrical - JIS & CCA Battery Testing Information
Date: March 11, 2010
NISSAN; TESTING JIS-TYPE & CCA-TYPE BATTERIES
APPLIED VEHICLES: All Nissan vehicles
Nissan vehicles equipped with standard lead/acid batteries use one of two different types with unique battery rating specifications: JIS & CCA.
JIS = Japan Industrial Standard, used for Japan produced batteries
CCA = Cold Cranking Amps, standard for North American produced batteries
JIS batteries have different testing specifications than CCA batteries.
If you must use the GR8 Battery Tester in a mode other than MODEL mode, JIS Mode MUST ALWAYS BE USED for JIS batteries otherwise an incorrect result will occur. NEVER test a JIS battery using the CCA test in the GR8; the test software in the GR8 is different for JIS and CCA modes. ANY CCA value you may have for a JIS-type battery is inaccurate for testing purposes.
ALWAYS test with the GR8 using the MODEL mode (if available).
Selecting MODEL and vehicle type will automatically select the proper JIS or CCA value for the Original Equipment battery.
If the applicable vehicle is not listed update the GR8 to make sure it has the most recent data package.
If the applicable vehicle still is not listed:
1) Determine which type of battery (CCA or JIS) is installed in the vehicle. See below for descriptions of each battery.
2) Select CCA or JIS in the GR8 based on the type of battery installed. See below for more information.