• 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.
• 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
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. I have owned one for years, based on Ken Rockwell's recommendation. I bought this one for our office repair shop.
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.
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!
Easy to use. Will save money because you will only throw away bad batteries.
Well protected if dropped / easy to use / nice unit.
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.
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 is especially good for testing Lithium AAA and AA batteries which few battery testers actual do.
This is a good battery tester.I would buy again.
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.