VAV!/February 17, 2014
Need to test those alkaline batteries for a charge and don't have a meter? Here's a tip on how to check them.
With the flat/negative end of battery facing downward, drop each battery from a height of a few inches. If the battery is charged, it will make a solid thud and likely remain upright upon landing. If the battery is dead, it will bounce and fall over immediately upon landing.