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What is the best battery tester...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Rockin Mike, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    for metal? (just kidding)

    Wishing for features:

    1. Digital -backlit- display
    2. Holds battery reasonably well so it's not always falling out of your hand while you're trying to line up the contacts/leads/whatever.
    3. Tests 9v,D,C,AA,AAA,CR2032 and so on
    4. Tests Regular, Alkaline, Rechargeable and so on
    5. Small
    6. Cheap
    7. Lasts more than a few months before failing.

    The Keith McMillen Batt-o-Meter was a contender until I found the probe doesn't work with my bass. I read that a lot of people have the same experience.

    It's not a lot to ask... does anybody know if such a creature exists?
  2. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  3. FWIW: I’m still using my old Micronta battery checker that I bought for about $5 at Radio Shack over 30 years ago.
  4. MrMinstrel


    Oct 17, 2013
    For 9V? I use my tongue. {zap!}
  5. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    Is it backlit?
  6. halfjackson


    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston, MA
  7. The best battery tester is a good DMM.

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