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ZTS MINIMBT - Mini Multi-Battery Tester - For More Than 15 Battery Types

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  • - MPN (Part No.): MINIMBT
  • - Battery Type: NiMH alkaline and lithium
  • - Display: 5 LEDs
  • - Length: 4 in.
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The ZTS Mini Multi-Battery Tester (Mini-MBT) provides a comprehensive means of testing more than 15 battery types. The Mini-MBT's microprocessor-based design makes battery testing simple - 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. There are no settings, and test results are easy to understand. Its small size makes it ideal for the gadget bag, toolbox, or home utility drawer. Negative test lead/probe conveniently stores in seam at side. Tests 1.5v alkaline (AA, AAA, C, D, N), 1.2v NiMH/NiCd, 3v photo lithium, and 9v alkaline. Uses 4 AAA batteries (not included). Advantage of Pulse Load Technology. Battery performance is very important in today's electronic devices. The Mini-MBT computes the battery's actual remaining power capacity using a 2-second pulse load test. This pulse load simulates the real power demand that batteries experience in a high drain electronic device. So battery performance is measured, not just voltage. The load is automatically disconnected, so testing will not harm or drain the battery. Made in U.S.A. Patents 6,823,274 and D515444.

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Technical Details

Part Number MINI-MBT
Item Weight 3.7 ounces
Product Dimensions 2.5 x 0.8 x 4 inches
Item model number MINI-MBT
Batteries 4 AAA batteries required.
Item Package Quantity 1
Number Of Pieces 1
Included Components Requires 4 AAA Size Batteries Sold Separately.
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? Yes

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ASIN B0002EH4YO
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4.7 out of 5 stars 314 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #14,021 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#13 in Home Improvement > Electrical > Testers > Battery Testers
Shipping Weight 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available June 17, 2003

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One of the problems with most (less-expensive) battery testers is that they only check for voltage remaining in a battery. Even an 80% used battery can show nearly full rated voltage, and it is only when a load is placed on the battery that a true assessment is possible. Our college AV department goes through lots of batteries for DVD remotes, wireless mics, etc., and the other cheaper testers were not providing accurate results. This unit (and its big brother model) use an electronic circuit to test the battery for approximately two seconds under an electrical load. While doing this, the LED's light back and forth, and then the tested capacity is displayed. I highly recommend this unit for consumers and professionals alike. it is easy to use and very accurate. If you use a lot of button cell batteries, or lithium batteries (either AA or specialized camera/camcorder lithium ion batteries), you should probably purchase the larger ZTS MBT-1. The MBT-1 costs over twice as much and is larger in size, but consider that model for most versatility.
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I first bought a ZTS Mini Multi-Battery Tester (MINI-MBT), but later decided that it would be useful to have the larger and more expensive ZTS Multi-Battery Tester (MBT-1). This review might help if you're trying to decide which one to get.

Both testers are excellent at performing their jobs. The reason that I eventually found the mini-tester inadequate is that I have quite a few devices whose batteries can't be tested by this device (but can be tested by the larger MBT-1):
- 3v lithium coin (2016, 2032, etc.)
- 1.5v button cell (S76, A76, 357, LR44, etc.)

The mini-tester works on four classes of batteries, while the full-size tester works on ten classes (several of which I've never seen). The full-size version handles every battery-operated device I have except for a few devices that use oddball tiny button cells (392=SR41, 386=SR43, 389=SR54) -- for instance, a meat thermometer and a fever thermometer.

Other than the set of batteries that can be handled, there are a few small differences between the two testers. The mini-tester has an "on" switch and auto-off; the large tester has no switch at all. Both testers have a row of LEDs that indicate the battery state -- five on the mini and six on the full-size (with an additional LED for 10% battery life). The mini-tester uses four AAA batteries, while the full-size tester uses four AA batteries; both units have a self-tester to let you know when these batteries need to be replaced.

The most obvious difference between the two is sheer size -- the mini-tester similar to a pack of cards, the full-size tester more like a hefty book with narrow pages.
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This battery tester has already paid for itself. If a toy (or electronic gadget) is running slow, I remove and test all the batteries. Each time I found that some of the batteries still had 80% life in them, while others were dead. Before I had this tester, I would replace all the batteries. Now I can replace only the dead ones. It is great!
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I work in a theatre where we go through a ton of AA and 9V batteries in our wireless microphones and wireless clearcom beltpacks. At the start of each show, all of them have to have fresh batteries even though the old ones might not be completely dead. It's nice to be able to check the life of the used ones so that they can be used for rehearsals or in other devices. It's a great way to save money and prevent waste! Great product!
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While more expensive than many battery tester, this unit appears to be more accurate. It is easy to use, well made, and tests a wide variety of batteries. I especially like the separate terminal for NiMH rechargeable batteries as I use these frequently and don't always remember when I last charged them.
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I'm constantly amazed at the frailness of rechargeable batteries. The manufacturers claim an almost infinite life for these expensive little pieces of "green" technology but as a newspaper photographer, I keep finding them failing at the most awkward moments. The Mini Multi-Battery Tester finds those batteries that just aren't up to the task before failing at some critical time. Huzzah for the ZTS Mini Multi-Battery Tester!
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First impressions: hallelujah, an easily opened clamshell container. In fact I'll plan to store the device in the plastic container as it recloses well and should protect it from drawer battles. The device feels reasonably sturdy in the hand. The back door covering the 4 AAA batteries (not included) opens easily but closes securely. The case seems to be made of a durable plastic but I wouldn't want to test it with a concrete floor drop.

I had purposely saved a few batteries of reasonably known usage. A new AAA, a fully spent CR2, and a partially spent CR2. I tested all three and it took it about 5 seconds each, the leds raced back and forth then stopped on a charge level. All batteries tested as expected. Testing is a two handed operation as you have to hold the positive pole of the battery on the appropriate pole on the tester, then press the attached probe against the negative side of the battery (except the 9V for obvious reasons). There are no adjustments for testing, just press the battery to the appropriate point and it tests.

One added observation is the device I received has an additional point for measuring 3.6 V Li-Ion batteries. I'm including a pic of the tester in it's container.

I couldn't find anything reasonable without spending substantially more money. Given the number of batteries I go through and indiscriminately toss out I think this is a good investment. Overall this is a very nice device and would highly recommend to a friend.
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