Do you have standard household batteries kicking around and not sure whether to toss or keep them? The fact is that not all of us have a multimeter kicking around. If you are not too concern about measuring the battery level, then here is a quick and easy way of testing batteries without a multimeter. I test it myself, and it works.
It is called a drop test. Hold the battery upright and drop it onto a hard surface, such as a table; if it bounces multiple times it is dead. If not, it’s good. It’s as easy as that! If you would like a demonstration, check out James Wagner on YouTube. See link below.