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 to test 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. There are no switches or settings, and test results are easy to understand. Test NiMH, Li-Ion, alkaline, lithium, coin cell, button type and more. Uses 4AA batteries (supplied) Made in U.S.A. Patents 6,823,274 and D569285.
The ZTS Multi Battery Tester is a versatile unit that can read the state of charge of CR123, RCR123, 18500, 17650 and 18650 lithium cells plus many others. Perfect for testing the capacity remaining in disposable or rechargeable cells and cell matching in multi cell applications.
The MBT - 1 Multi Battery Tester is suitable for a wide range of applications incuding:
Security, Safety, Photographic, Remote controls, Smoke detectors, Medical appliances plus many others.
- Easy to use - no switches or settings
- Quickly and easily identify weak or failing batteries
- Patented high accuracy pulse load test
- Ideal for battery management and cell matching
- Made in USA
- Testing capability / battery list
3.6v Li-Ion rechargeable [RCR123A, 18500, 17650, 18650] (non-regulated type)
1.5v button cell [S76, A76, A625, A640, LR44, 357, 303]
1.2v NiMH/NiCd rechargeable [AA, AAA, C, D]
1.5v lithium [AA L91, AAA L92]
3v lithium coin [1216, 1220, 1232, 1612, 1616, 1620, 1632, 2016, 2025, 2032, 2320,
2430, 2450, 58L, 1/3N]
6v â€˜28â€™ series [28A, S28, 28L]
3v photo lithium [CR123, CR2]
1.5v alkaline [AA, AAA, C, D, N]
12v alkaline [A23]
9v alkaline, carbon zinc
- Power supply (internal): 4 AA batteries
- Display: 6 LEDs - colors green, yellow, red
- Pulse Load: magnitude varies according to battery type
- Operation: microprocessor-controlled test cycle
- Test duration: 2-3 seconds, varies according to battery type
- Contact terminals: solid brass, nickel-plated
- Dimensions: 8 x 4.5 x 1.25 inches
- Weight: approx. 14.5 oz. / 400g (without batteries)
(Ni-mH battery testing)
In order to determine whether tested batteries good but simply discharged, or bad batteries that are no longer capable of taking a full charge, the operator must have knowledge of when the battery was last charged.
It is recommended that Ni-mH batteries are fully charged before testing (if possible, let the batteries sit off the charger for at least one hour prior to testing).
A good battery that has been fully charged should test at 100%. Batteries that are aging or are no longer capable of taking a full charge will test lower even after fully charging, for example 40%, 20% etc.
For devices that use multiple batteries, it is good policy to verify that all the batteries in the set are matched in capacity/charge. For example, don't mix 80% batteries with 20%.
When testing batteries, make sure to make good electrical contact during the test cycle. ZTS recommend holding the negative probe vertically and pressing firmly straight down onto the battery during the entire load test (while LEDs are 'running').
Please note image 1 shows the new updated version of the ZTS MBT-1 the other images are of the older version but are there to demonstrate the test method.
Retail packaged ZTS MBT-1 Pulse Load Multi Battery Tester (New Updated Version)