Sometimes called voltage meters, a battery tester is an electronic tester used to test a wide variety of batteries, testers can be used to ensure batteries are functioning correctly and where rechargeable, check that they are retaining the charge. Battery testers are easy to use with simple and easy to understand readouts for assurance of a batteries power.
When can I use a battery tester?
Battery testers can be used on almost any kind of battery. Before you attempt to test a battery you must ensure the tester is compatible with the specific battery type you are using. Smaller multi testers can test a larger variety of battery sizes from a small button cell battery through to large automotive and car batteries.
What is battery chemistry?
Battery chemistry is the physical make up of a battery. Common battery chemistries include Alkaline, Lithium-Ion (Li-ion), Nickel-cadmium (NiCd) and Lead Acid. While there are a wide variety of battery chemistry’s these common kinds cover most household batteries such as AA, AAA, C, D and 9V. Car batteries are often lead acid and ensuring your tester is compatible is key to safe testing conditions.