While it’s possible to quickly check a battery with a multimeter, the DL24MP-150W Bluetooth battery tester and DC programmable load allows testing of all sorts of batteries from a 18650 battery to a lead-acid car battery, monitoring of multiple parameters with voltage, current, power, capacity, temperature, and more, and simulating a discharge.
You can visualize the parameters on the integrated color display, or through Bluetooth connectivity, check out the parameters and history in an Android smartphone or a PC running Windows. The program also shows additional parameters like estimated CO2 emissions and electricity charge, plus export of parameters to a spreadsheet for further analysis.
DL24MP-150W Bluetooth battery tester specifications:
- Test voltage – 2 to 200V
- Current: 0.2~20A
- Discharge power – Up to 150 W
- Sensor – Temperature sensor
- Adapter boards
- Charging board with DC jack, mini USB, micro USB, and USB Type-C port
- Battery test board for 18650, 26650, 14505 (AA), 14340, and 14250 batteries
- Safety – Built-in over-current, over-temperature, over-power protection.
- Power Supply – 12V/1A
The DL24MP-150W battery tester and DC programmable load ships with a power supply, a temperature probe, red and black crocodile clip cable, a US to EU adapter, and an optional “battery BOX” board for different battery sizes.
If simply checking the data on the display is not enough, you’ll find the (Windows) PC software, Android app (APK), and a short user manual on MediaFire. There’s also a troubleshooting guide that tells you to turn on GPS in your phone if the Bluetooth device is not detected…
The program/app is called “Electric Energy Meter Test Program” or “E-Meter” and lets the user select voltage, current, power ranges, the type of load (AC, DC, USB), and more.
The system can apparently be used to test AC devices, but since the voltage is limited to 200V, it should only be suitable in countries with 110V mains with DL24MP-150W, and I’m not sure it’s 100% safe to do so.
The mobile app looks similar, and also allows exporting the data to use in LibreOffice Calc or other spreadsheet programs.
I first found the DL24MP-150W Bluetooth battery tester on Banggood for $49.76 or $52.76 with the “battery BOX” board. I also noticed a link on Amazon US in search engines, but the listing has been removed, but I don’t know the reason and it could be on safety grounds or the sellers decided not to sell it anymore.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.