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Amprobe BAT-200 Battery Tester

by Amprobe
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,307 customer reviews
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  • Easy-to-read color-coded display with "Good", "Low" and "Replace/Recharge" indicators
  • Test standard and rechargeable batteries: 9V, AA, AAA, C, D, 1.5V Button Type
  • Compact design
  • No batteries required to operate
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Product Description

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Perfect for Home Use

Battery failure is one of the most common causes for sensor or instrument failure. The BAT-200 Battery Tester indicates the amount of charge remaining in standard and rechargeable batteries. The analog display needle moves on a color-coded, calibrated scale to quickly identify "good" (green), "low" (yellow), and "replace/recharge" (red) battery status. The BAT-200 tests 9V, AA, AAA, C, D and 1.5V Button Type batteries. Tester does not require any internal batteries to operate.

Easy-to-read color-coded display with “Good”, “Low” and “Replace/Recharge” indicators
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Test standard and rechargeable batteries: 9V, AA, AAA, C, D, 1.5V Button Type
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Operating the BAT-200

Battery voltage decreases as the battery is discharged. Slightly used batteries may show close to full voltage. This means as long as the battery is not in the yellow or red field (indication of low voltage); the battery does not need to be replaced.

High Current/High Load Situations

For testing batteries used in high current/high load situations such as digital cameras, the battery may need to be replaced when tester indicates battery charge is in the low end of the “good” range (near yellow field). These batteries can still be used in low load applications such as in remote controls.

Testing Different Battery Types

Rechargeable Batteries are typically 1.2V when fully charged versus 1.5V for normal alkaline batteries, but they have a higher battery capacity (mAh). Because the BAT-200 tests for voltage, these batteries are still usable when the tester indicates green or yellow fields. When testing batteries, ensure the negative terminal is on top (battery upside down). For button batteries (1.5V only), the negative terminal is on top (look on printing on top of battery to verify terminals and 1.5V voltage).

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What's in the Box

BAT-200 Battery Tester – User’s Manual


Product Features
  • Easy-to-read color-coded display with “Good”, “Low” and “Replace/Recharge” indicators
  • Test standard and rechargeable batteries: 9V, AA, AAA, C, D, 1.5V Button Type
  • Compact design
  • No batteries required to operate

Product Information

Size:Compact
Product Dimensions 7.3 x 3.5 x 1.6 inches
Item Weight 3.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Amprobe
ASIN B005G7SBY4
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Origin China
Item model number BAT-200
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,307 customer reviews

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This is a pretty simple but effective little product. It does exactly as it's supposed to do, telling you if your batter is good, low, or needs to be replaced. It works with all kinds of regular household batteries. I can already tell Im going to save money because many times when my smoke alarm is beeping or I think other things aren't working correctly because of the battery being dead so I throw it out and replace it, with this battery tester Ive already saved myself from throwing out several batteries just by testing them first to see if the battery is the issue and it turns out it isn't. For the price this is a household must have and I am very happy I purchased this.
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Plain and simple it works and is well worth the price. A must for anyone who uses regular or rechargeable batteries on a regular basis. Why is this not sold where batteries are sold is a mystery. Can be used for button type batteries, meaning CR2032 and CR2025 types.
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Very often batteries at near the end of their life will build up a surface charge that will trick a good quality high impedance volt meter into showing them to have more charge than they really do. This meter solves this problem by having a "working load" built in.

The gauge isn't calibrated for easy reading. The yellow and green are tiny. They should have had the red small at the left end so you could tell exactly how well (yellow) or good (green) the meter was showing the battery to be.

You have to be pretty coordinated to use this meter. If you hold the battery at even a slight misalignment, it will shoot off to the side and you have to catch it in the air.
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It does what I purchased it for at an affordable price. And unlike the Radio Shack battery tester I used before, there is an obvious place where the meter should point without a battery attached, so you know if a fall or other rough handling causes the meter to be improperly "zeroed" (which leads to faulty measurements).
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The tester works as advertised, but the construction could be a little better. The red slider is a little flimsy. All of the batteries I tested were easy to check and the results were reliable.
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I bought four BAT-200s for Christmas Stocking Stuffers.

Like the one-star ratings, this is only good for finding DEAD batteries My RadioShack Enercell battery tester – with a similar “replace/good” display -- was superior to the Amprobe when it came to batteries in the questionable range.

Using a digital multimeter to compare readings on the Amprobe BAT-200, I can report these findings while testing AA alkalines:
0.94 V registered “Replace”
1.22V to 1.26V registered in the Green with the needle below the “G” in “Good”
1.3V registered Green with the needle on the “G”
1.45 and 1.46 registered Green with the needle on the second “O” of “Good”

Note that I also tested those same batteries in each of the four Amprobes and they each registered the same display reading.

Those AAs that were 1.22V to 1.3V registered between “replace” and “good” on the RadioShack tester i.e., the “questionable range” but were in the “Green” on the Amprobe. Clearly, Amprobe got it wrong; moreover, those AA batteries no longer worked in my electronics and were batteries I’d replace. Definitely not “Good” as Amprobe displayed.

Bottom line: buy a different battery tester. I’m sending these back.
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After receiving the BAT-200, I decided to set up a test to compare it with a digital volt meter (DVM). Using an assortment of old batteries, I found that batteries that gave good readings on the BAT-200 were no longer useful according to the DVM. A 9 volt battery that tested good on the BAT-200, read only 7.5 volts on the DVM. From my experience this battery would no longer operate most electronics at this low a voltage. Only batteries that were completely dead would show up in the red on the BAT-200. Since Amprobe is a well known name in the electrical measurement industry, I was quite surprised by these results. It was packaged for return immediately.
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This tester is not accurate. Unless the battery is TOTALLY drained, it shows it to be in the green. I tested it on batteries I know from use are dead and it showed them good.
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