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Lisle Relay Pro
12V and 24V Relay
Reviewed by Ken Elzinga, diagnostic
technician and owner of Hilltop Auto
Service in Byron Center, Michigan.
Q: How did the equipment function
as far as saving you time?
A: The tester was time-saving because
with this tool we were able to quickly give
a pass/fail result to a suspect relay. This
tool allows the tech to make that decision
quickly and with confidence instead
of relay swapping or hooking up jumper
wires and a battery to try to test it.
Q: What types of jobs did you use
this tool for?
A: We encountered many intermittent
A/C compressor relay faults. This was the
most used example of the tool. We also
used it on some ride control compressor
relays and a few fuel pump relays.
Q: What kind of setup was involved
before using the product?
A: No real setup of the tool was necessary.
Technicians just have to understand
the different terminals of the relay and
hook up the tool accordingly.
Q: How easy was it to use?
A: The tool was easy to use and comes
with good instructions for hooking the
tool up to test a relay.
Q: How was its packaging? Did it
come with any accessories?
A: Packaging was appropriate for this
tool; all needed accessories were included.
This means that the necessary terminals
were included to hook up to various relays
that would be tested.
Q: Was there a manual included?
A: There was a manual included and
it gave good instructions for hook up and
performing the test. It was easy to understand
for a tech that is fluent in electrical
Q: What features did you like?
A: I think the ability of the tool to test
a relay under a load and multiple times is
helpful in identifying faulty or intermittently
failing relays. This is the most valuable
function of this tool given the many
systems that are controlled by relays and
the intermittent nature of relay failures.
Q: Is there any way you could think
to improve or add to this tool?
A: There are new electronic relays
that are starting to be used in our industry.
Possibly an updated tool to test these
*Note: This product was given to the reviewer free of charge from the manufacturer.
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relays would be helpful. Some of these
relays are pulse width controlled and are
difficult to test. A tester that would give a
pass/fail would be helpful.
Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how would
you rate this tool overall?
A: I would give it a 10. Lisle continues
to come out with innovative tools to help
the techs who are working on today's cars,
and this is a good but inexpensive tool for
anyone who does electrical diagnosis.
KEN ELZINGA is a lifelong auto
tech, starting in the business
in 1978 and today working as
a diagnostic tech and owner of
Hilltop Auto Service in Byron
Center, Michigan, a 24-bay shop
with 12 technicians that opened in 2003. Elzinga
worked at a Lincoln-Mercury dealership for 24
years, gaining knowledge and experience, eventually
becoming a Ford master tech. He says he has
enjoyed working in this industry and serving his
customers with their vehicle repairs.
The Lisle Corporation Relay Pro 12V and 24V
Relay Tester, No. 60150, tests relays by simply clipping
the test leads onto the relay terminal pins using
a 12V or 24V DC power source. It tests a wide range
of four and five pin relays including shielded, nonshielded,
relays with different pin sizes, and four pin
normally closed relays that other testers may incorrectly
show fail, the company says. The tester automatically
determines the relay configuration, allowing
the fully insulated gator clips to be connected in any
order. Its 45 " power leads with heavy duty gator clips
provide a secure connection to the power source.
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