Battery Checking

June 23, 2019 - Comment

In our homes we have many uses for batteries. It seems there is a spot in our homes where they are stored and we don’t always know which are good. How often the battery we need for the remote needs to be stolen from some other device, or the lights go out and the flashlight

In our homes we have many uses for batteries. It seems there is a spot in our homes where they are stored and we don’t always know which are good. How often the battery we need for the remote needs to be stolen from some other device, or the lights go out and the flashlight doesn’t work.
Here is a quick test for the most used batteries like AA/AAA other 1.5 volt batteries. I use a voltmeter and set it to the 20v range. Touch the red lead to the positive + and the black lead to the negative -.
If the reading is at 1.3volts it may work but is on its last leg. Anything below 1.3 volts is most likely out of business.
It is a good idea to check the loose batteries around the house and label them with the voltage reading.
I remember having to make a run up to a quick trip store in the middle of the night to get batteries for a toy I am setting up as a Christmas present and have to pay double. Isn’t it a nice feeling to know you are prepared the next time you use batteries!

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