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    Real Or BS, I'm thinking this BS.

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    ...it's BS without comparative test results using 'conventional' testing equipment =)

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    Possible. Have look at the Silicon Chip Test Tweezers.
    About to assemble the kit.

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    Apparently this is the new revised version & the old version is fairly popular.
    Can't find a lot of info on it, however it appears genuine.
    Accuracy with comparative test results would be interesting.

    • Volty does not require batteries, it should last you a lifetime.
    • Reverse Polarity Protection
    • Read DC voltages from 2.5 - 30VDC.
    • Accuracy to 0.1VDC
    • Testing induces a small load showing a batteries true state of health.
    • Electronics encapsulated in epoxy for long tool life.
    • Gold Plated Probe and Shank
    • Leatherman not required, use anything conductive to test batteries!
    • Use at your own risk, wear proper safety gear especially with big batteries.
    • Waterproof (Do not use when wet)
    Here is a review

    also reviews on their site.

    That listing above is the old lite version called the Volty Bit.
    The new version is the Volty Switch found here >
    Almost double the price of the Volty Bit.
    I still might get one.
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    Always wanted to build something like that inside a Swiss Army knife. The "lite" versions use two Lithium cells but work perfectly well with one cell so I could fit a tiny PIC micro in that space and use the single battery and LED that is already in place. This was screaming at me to do something with that free space.
    Actually I wanted it to be a field strength detector but it was hopeless getting any quantitive useful readings without an 'antenna' that had to be isolated from the knife, so I scrapped that.


    About AU$70 for Volty at the current exchange rate, would have to think about how often I would need it.
    And it would surely eventually get damaged on my heavily laden key chain, that protective cover would be lost in no time.
    Maybe this a bit of motivation to revisit my knife project, using blinking LEDs as a volt meter and maybe evaluative continuity/resistance tester should be easy. For me it is more about designing and building things rather than actually using them
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    yep, $42USD for the Switch version plus $20USD postage, works out to ~ $97AU.
    Pretty pricy, I'll wait till Amazon AU get them in & see what they can do price wise.
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