ZTS Inc. MBT-1 Multi-Battery Tester for More than 30 Different Battery Types.

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About ZTS Inc. MBT-1

• The ZTS Multi-Battery Tester, (MBT-1) provides a comprehensive means of testing the state of charge or state of power for more than 30 battery types. This microprocessor-controlled instrument is designed for commercial or home use and tests popular primary (non-rechargeable) and rechargeable batteries using a patented, high accuracy pulse load test.
• After a fully automatic test cycle, percentage of remaining battery capacity is indicated on the LED bar display. Battery types are clearly labeled next to appropriate contacts. Negative test lead / probe conveniently stores in seam at side. It's easy to use (no switches or settings), and test results are easy to understand. Tests NiMH, Li-Ion, alkaline, lithium, coin cell, button type and more.

Testing capability:
• 3.6v Li-Ion rechargeable [RCR123A, 18500, 17650, 18650]
• 1.5v button cell [S76, A76, A625, A640]
• 1.2v NiMH/NiCd rechargeable [AA, AAA, C, D]
• 1.5v lithium [AA L91, AAA L92]
• 3v lithium coin [1616, 1620, 2016, 2025, 2320, 2032, 2430, 2450, 58L 1/3N]
• 6v '28' series [28A, S28, 28L]
• 3v photo lithium [CR123, CR2]
• 1.5v alkaline [AA, AAA, C, D, N]
• 12v alkaline [A23]
• 9v alkaline, carbon zinc

The ZTS Inc. MBT-1 is commonly used for Everyday, Having around the house, Home, Portable electronics and more.The ZTS Inc. MBT-1 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Quality oriented among others.The ZTS Inc. MBT-1 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the ZTS Inc. MBT-1: Durable, Easy to use, Good value and Reliable

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Reliable (14),Easy to use (10),Durable (9),Good value (4),Accurate (3),Lightweight (3)
Best Uses:
Everyday (8),Home (7),Having around the house (6),Portable electronics (4),Emergency equipment (3),High-end equipment (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Quality oriented (7),Enthusiast (5),Photo enthusiast (3),Professional (3)

ZTS Inc. MBT-1 Features

  • Easy to use - no switches or settings
  • Know how much power is left in your batteries
  • Quickly and easily identifies weak or failing batteries
  • Applications:
    @@ Electronics, medical, safety, security, office, scientific, wireless devices, remotes, industrial, manufacturing, government, utilities, and more
  • Fully automatic - high accuracy Pulse Load test:
    @@ Battery performance is very important in today's electronic devices.
    @@ This tester provides a fully automatic pulse load test to determine state of charge (SOC) or state of power. The pulse load test simulates real power demand and measures battery performance, not just voltage.
  • Ideal for battery management and cell matching
  • Made in U.S.A. Patent 6,823,274

ZTS Inc. MBT-1 Specifications

List of Batteries Testable:

1.2v NiMH / NiCd rechargeable [AA, AAA, C, D]
1.5v '76' series button [S76, A76, A625, A640]
3v lithium coin [CR1616, CR1620, CR2016, CR2025, CR2320, CR2032, CR2430, CR2450, 58L, 1/3N]
6v '28' series [28A, S28, 28L]
3v photo lithium [CR123, CR2, CRV3]
1.5v alkaline [AA, AAA, C, D, N]
6v photo lithium [2CR5, CR223, CR-P2]
9v alkaline & carbon zinc
Power (internal):
4 AA batteries
6 LEDs - colors green, yellow, red
Pulse Load:
magnitude varies according to battery type
microprocessor-controlled test cycle
Test duration:
2 seconds
Contact terminals:
solid brass, nickel-plated
7.5" x 4" x 1.25"
approx. 7 oz. (200g)

ZTS Inc. MBT-1 Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Great unit / works well.

Well protected if dropped / easy to use / nice unit.


Most Liked Negative Review


Does the job

This battery tester can test all kind of batteries at your finger tip. The build isn't as durable as you think. Doesn't have the nice solid build feeling when holding the unit.

Reviewed by 24 customers


The only battery tester you can trust


from Grayson GA  -  Professional

The only battery tester you can trust. I have owned one for years, based on Ken Rockwell's recommendation. I bought this one for our office repair shop.




from Phoenix  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

My brother has one of these and always says it is the best battery tester he has ever used. Due to the cost I waited way to long to buy one. Sure beats the cheap one I was using. Finally can whittle down the bag of batteries I have.


Best "tester" I've ever used...


from Redondo Beach  -  Semi-Professional

Between remotes, computers, cameras & accessories I'm forever replacing (or testing) batteries. Until now, that meant essentially using a "volt meter"... no matter WHAT the manufacturer called it. The result was usually that if there was ANY life left in the battery, it tested "OK". It had to be dead on arrival to "FAIL". THIS unit is quite different. It tests the batteries under a "load", giving a MUCH more accurate assessment of "how much life is left". In addition, it provides a digital readout (10, 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100%) of the remaining capacity. It also works for virtually every cell, size, and CHEMISTRY that I've found... including Lithium Ion, NiMH, Alkaline, 9V, AA, AAA, C, D, and many others. PARTICULARLY if you're among the people who use RECHARGEABLE batteries (where you're never sure when you last charged them, and how much they have left...), this unit is indispensable!


I bought 4 more as gifts.


from Falls Church, Va  -  Quality Oriented

Easy to use. Will save money because you will only throw away bad batteries.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great unit / works well.


from Roy,Utah  -  Quality Oriented

Well protected if dropped / easy to use / nice unit.


Useful, easy to use, saves time and $$


from Portland, OR  -  Quality Oriented

The ZTS battery tester is essentially flawless- it's the only tester I have used that does meaningful load testing. I tested about 25 AAA, AA, C, D, CRXXX batteries, including lithium, alkaline, and NiMH, which had all tested fine on my cheapo tester, but had performed erratically in my equipment. After fully charging the batteries, I tested them with the ZTS, and about half of them proved to be bad. Those that tested ok went back into circulation and have performed without problems. Besides helping to weed out bad batteries, it is very useful for testing batteries to eliminate unnecessary recharging. My inclination is to always "top off" my NiMH batteries before using them, but a quick check with the ZTS will often prove that they don't need to be recharged, ultimately prolonging battery life. On the flip side, it saves a lot of hassle because it allows me to find the weak cell(s) in a set, preventing my equipment from dying in the middle of a photo shoot.


Great product


from Harrisonburg. VA  -  Value Oriented

Although not inexpensive, I'm really glad that I bought this. Up until now I had tested batteries with my multimeter, which would only tell me the voltage of a battery. With lithium batteries, they hold almost constant voltage right up until they are discharged. This tester doesn't report voltage but rather the actual capacity of the battery. Now I know whether I'm working with a battery that is 100%, 80%, and so on - before I was never sure. For sorting out old batteries and ones stored for emergency use this is invaluable. Also, Adorama has the newer version (with 10 testing spots) vs the old version that has round corners ( and only 8 testing spots)


It does what it says it does


from Bartlesville, OK  -  Quality Oriented

It is especially good for testing Lithium AAA and AA batteries which few battery testers actual do.


ZTS Battery tester


from Edisto Beach,S.C.  -  Quality Oriented

This is a good battery tester.I would buy again.


Great,, accurate tester!


from Texas  -  Quality Oriented

A cheap battery tester would test an AA battery used in my mustache clipper as good when it was bad. This test puts a better load on batteries used in high current devices, and is far more accurate.


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KEITH S  Could we see a much larger and very clear photo of this item?
JAMES C  Adorama promotes itself as more than a camera store and should be able to post a better picture he ZTS battery tester. The full size unit is larget than you think, the mini version is very portable, I have both, one on the home bench, one in my travel tool kit. This unit is the best made on planet earth and I highly recommend. James
KEITH S  Hey James. Thank you very much for your response; it is much appreciated. Keith
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