The Best Way To Test Batteries

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There are so many household gadgets that run on batteries. It’s fairly common for many people to have a small stock of new batteries and another pile of dead batteries awaiting to be recycled. But what happens if they get mixed up in that specially assigned drawer in your kitchen just for batteries? Or what happens if the good and bad ones accidentally roll together while you’re doing a changeout? We found a fast and easy way to test batteries at home with no special equipment. It’s said to work on AA, AAA, C, and D batteries.¬†Check out this video…

After watching the video, we did our own experiment using brand new batteries, used but not fully expired batteries (these still operated the TV remote but were starting to struggle), and totally dead batteries. All of our batteries were the Kirkland brand. After putting them to the test, all our brand new AA batteries did not bounce and remained standing after being dropped. All the dead (AA and AAA) batteries bounced and fell over. Our used (AA) batteries had mixed results. Some acted like charged batteries and did not fall over while others immediately bounced and tumbled over.

Give this battery test a whirl and let us know how it works for you?

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