I have an electrical scooter with 6 x 12Volt lead acid batteries (72 Volts total), which are now in such a condition that they can barely get me to my work and back. I got a bunch of used UPS batteries from a friend, and want to check their capacity and compare them with the batteries that are currently in my scooter.
I roughly think I know how to measure their capacity, after loading them I should discharge them at a certain rate and see how long it takes before the voltage drops below a certain threshold. I'm not sure about the exact numbers though, and I'm also not quite sure how I should discharge them at the same rate as my scooter would typically do (power a heater or something like that?).
Is there a device/machine/instrument that can do all of that for me? Load the battery, discharge it at a constant rate and log the results.
If not, I guess a UPS hooked up to a computer could be programmed to do the job? Any ideas?