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flo's avatar

How easily could you find a store that sells a battery tester for AA, AAA etc. in your neighborhood stores?

Asked by flo (7538 points ) December 12th, 2012

If you found many batteries almost new, and almost dead, different brands, all mixed up, could you count on finding a battery tester almost as easily as you could find battreries? They used to have them, I’m told, and they used to cost maybe around $10.
This is both a question about the environment, and needing to buy a battery tester right away.

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YARNLADY's avatar

I local hardware store used to have a battery testing service. Maybe you could call around your area and find someplace like that.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

A hardware store should have them, or a Lowes or Home Depot.

flo's avatar

@YARNLADY I thought about that too, but I was thinking just to buy it not to take the batteries there.
@Adirondackwannabe I see for example they have at Lowes but no price? Here

dabbler's avatar

I see them in hardware stores, RadioShack, even a household goods (utensils, brooms, small appliances etc.). Sometimes in the general purpose drugstore too.

jrpowell's avatar

While a bit more difficult to use and probably easier to find I would just get a multimeter. It will tell you the voltage coming off the batteries and you can use it for AC too. You can get a cheap one for ten bucks.

flo's avatar

@dabbler that sounds good
Wow that sounds great @johnpowell esp. for the price.

jerv's avatar

That works for me. Simple, cheap, and does the job.

flo's avatar

Other than using a screenshot, or using the words “scroll down to the middle of the page…” how do you specify an area of a webpage with pictures?
Like in my last post, it was the bunch of testers in the middle of the page I was referring to, not the one at the top.

hearkat's avatar

I would go to Radio Shack or a Batteries+ store.

JLeslie's avatar

There is a battery store 15 minutes from me, I assume they have one to use or buy.

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_Whitetigress's avatar

Extremely easily. I’m embarassed to say but there’s a Wal-Mart 3 blocks down. Also places like Radioshack and stores along those lines all in the same vicinity.

mallei's avatar

I bought mine at Batteries Plus, which may be a chain store.

gailcalled's avatar

@flo: The battery tester at Lowes is selling for $6.48, according to your link.

flo's avatar

Thanks everyone.

@gailcalled I clicked on the tester, no price. I clicked on “chat” not working.

gailcalled's avatar

Your link transferred me to a store in my neighborhood. The $6.48 appeared automatically.

Try this

flo's avatar

I don’t see a price anywhere. How did it transfer you to the store? What did you click or enter?

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gailcalled's avatar

As I said, it appeared automatically because, apparently, there is a Lowe’s within 10 miles of me. I did not click on or enter anything other than opening your link. There is no other way I can phrase this.

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flo's avatar

Okay @gailcalled. Thanks.

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