CADEX Spectro™ Rapid Battery Analyzer

CADEX Spectro™ Rapid Battery Analyzer
Cadex Electronics
expertise & services
Industrial design
Mechanical engineering
System architecture
Design for manufacturing

Breathing New Opportunity into an Industry-Trusted Automotive Diagnostic Instrument


The patented Spectro™ Rapid Battery Analyzer by CADEX Electronics is able to deeply diagnose battery health in under 1 minute, whereas competing systems take hours and with far less accuracy and capability. Already a product in its initial form when Altimus was engaged, we were asked to take the base design and integrate critically important new features while giving the product a functional and seriously rugged new image.

The Challenge

Redesign Cadex Electronics’ patented Spectro™ Rapid Battery Analyzer to target discerning Tier 1 automotive suppliers looking for a rapid battery testing solution.

A prototype of the CADEX Spectro Rapid Battery Analyzer on a plain white background, with a white semi-opaque enclosure.
Various enclosure parts of the CADEX Spectro Rapid Battery Analyzer in blue.
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The Outcome

The Cadex Spectro™ EIS Rapid Battery Tester was reinvented as an essential Tier 1 diagnostic instrument, used in factory authorized service centres and dealerships. It combined the client’s core technology with function-first industrial design, reflecting its use in a tough, unforgiving, mission-critical environment.

A 3/4 view of the CADEX Spectro Rapid Battery Analyzer in blue, on a plain white background.
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Re-engineering for a Better User Experience

We were approached by Cadex Electronics, a world-renowned provider of battery diagnostic solutions for more than 40 years, and the author of the #1 online authority for battery knowledge Battery University to design a new battery testing solution. This client project was a great pleasure to be a part of—it is gratifying to see an industry leader and technology stalwart in our local region get well deserved recognition for patented technology that is starting to reveal its true potential.

Throughout the design process, Altimus was provided feedback based on client experience and client end customer feedback. These inputs, combined with our own insights on how the device was intended to be used and by whom, led to several design concepts addressing function-first ergonomics and provided solutions for the integration of some large components in a comparatively small and constrained space.

An earlier prototype of the CADEX Spectro Rapid Battery Analyzer, where the chassis is held in a horizontal fashion and gripped with two hands.
Part of the CADEX enclosure surrounded by Pantone swatches for colour matching of the enclosure and other components.
A prototype of the device in red, with a working screen.
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