Measurement Tools and Analysers


UNI-T UT210E True RMS AC/DC Current Voltage Mini Digital Clamp Meter Auto Range Resistance Capacitance Tester
Nice little multi tester for AC/DC current, voltage, resistance. Using this for a while and I’m happy with the size and functionality. It suits all my electrical work I’m doing. It uses 2 AAA batteries which I recharge from my solar of course 😉
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Portable Pocket Digital Oscilloscope 1M Bandwidth
I’m using this small Oscilloscope to check PWM and MPPT solar controllers. It’s very handy and comes with a build in battery. It can be used for up to 40V without any further probe.
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10x probe for Mini Oscilloscope to extend voltage to up to 400V:
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Watt Meter and Power Analyzer
These are cheap power meters which show current, voltage, watts and energy. They are reasonable accurate and helpful for quick testing.
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Liitokala Lii-500 NiCd/NiMH/Li-ion charger
I’m using this charger for over a year now and am pretty happy with it. I handles all kind of cells and measures capacity and also internal resistance. It can be powered from any 12V DC source (but a power supply is also included)
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180W Digital Capacity Tester
Resistive load for testing and capacity measuring all kind of batteries. Adjustable current of up to 20A. Great device for testing raw battery cells. It also has a low voltage disconnect so you can automate your testing.
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Battery Monitor and Capacity Tester
Very good and precise device to monitor your battery and test the capacity. I have used this multiple times now and will probably install it in a separate box so I don’t have to wire this up every time.
There are several versions out there but I think this one gives the best functions and overview. Shunts are also coming in different variants from 100A-500A.
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CellMeter 8 Multifunctional Digital Power Servo Tester 2S-8S For Li-Po,Li-lon,Li-Fe,NiCd,NiMH
Nice little tool to monitor your individual battery cell voltages up to a 8s pack (24V). It gives a quick overview about all cell voltages and also has min/max/delta function.
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Balance cables 1S-8S:
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EBC-A20 Battery Tester 5A Charge 20A Discharge
Great tester I’m using to check single cells as well as 12V setups. The included PC software enables remote operation and draws beautiful graphs of your charging and discharging voltage/current.
Can be fully programmed to suit all kind of batteries. Full CC/CV support
Voltage setting: Disacharge: 0.00-30.00V
Charge: 0.00-18.00V
Current setting: Discharge: 0.10-20.00A
Charge: 0.10-5.00A
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Software:
Download all 3 files:
eb_setup_v1.8.5en_1001.exe is the actual software
– PL2303_DriverInstaller(USB to TTL converter).exe is the driver for the USB to TTL cable converter (blue USB cable)
– EB Tester Software User Manual V1.8.5.pdf is the software manual in PDF form.
Link to my Dropbox shared folder containing all files.

Link to all collected battery data (PDF and .csv files). You can download and install the software even without having the actual tester to analise all test data I provide here.


EBC-A40L High Current Lithium Power Battery Capacity Tester
Charge and Discharge with up to 40A!
Including PC software
Voltage range: charge 0-5V, discharge 0-5V
Current range: charge 0.1-40A, discharge 0.1-40A 
Discharge mode: CC constant current discharge / CP Constant power
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Software:
Download all 3 files:
eb_setup_v1.8.5en_1001.exe is the actual software
– PL2303_DriverInstaller( USB to TTL converter ).exe is the driver for the USB to TTL cable converter (blue USB cable)
– EB Tester Software User Manual V1.8.5.pdf is the software manual in PDF form.
Link to my Dropbox shared folder containing all files.

Link to all collected battery data (PDF and .csv files). You can download and install the software even without having the actual tester to analise all test data I provide here.


Digital Infrared Thermometer
I’m using one of these laser gun thermometers in almost every episode. It’s so handy to measure temperatures with just one click. Great little device and very helpful when building batteries!
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Digital TR1035 Lithium Battery Internal Resistance Tester
Range minimum resolution accuracy
– 20mΩ 0.01mΩ 0.7%+7
– 200mΩ 0.1mΩ 0.5%+5
– 2Ω 1mΩ 0.5%+5
– 20Ω 10mΩ 0.5%+5
– 200Ω 0.1Ω 0.6%+5

Range Accuracy ± (% reading + % range)
– 1V 0.35+0.015
– 10V 0.30+0.010
– 100V 0.30+0.015
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Laboratory Stabilizer DC Power Supply Adjustable 60V 5A
Ideal for testing and charging Lithium cells and batteries (even my 48V battery can be charged!)
Output voltage stabilizing value: 0-60V/continuously adjustable
Output constant current value: 0-5A/continuously adjustable
Ripple voltage: VPP ≤ 1%
Overall efficiency: ≥ 89%
Digital display: three LED digital tube double display
Display resolution: 0.1V/0.01A/0.01V/0.001A
Display accuracy: ± 1% + 2digits
Working temperature: (- 10 ~ 45) ℃
Storage temperature: (- 20 ~ 60) ℃
Relative humidity: 90% (40 ± 5 ℃)
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Solar Panel MPPT Tester
Very good device if you want to check your solar panels. It does auto MPPT tracking and also shows the open circuit voltage Voc.
Especially when buying used solar panels, this tester helps you quickly identifying if the panel are OK.
Power: 0.1~400W
Voltage: 12~60V
Current: 0~20A
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Solar Power Meter/Tester SM206
Great and easy to use tester which measures the solar intensity and power in W/m2. Simply turn it on and it starts displaying the power coming from the sun. It’s also ideal to orientate solar panels the optimal way so they point perfectly towards the sun.
Range: 0.1-399.9 W/m2, 1-3999 W/m2
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