Can a battery tester be used to diagnose deterioration in alkaline batteries?

Can a battery tester be used to diagnose deterioration in alkaline batteries?

Question

Can the 3554 be used to diagnose deterioration in industrial-use alkaline batteries?

Answer

Since industrial-use alkaline batteries exhibit only a small change in resistance value when they deteriorate, it is difficult to use the 3554 to diagnose deterioration in service life (by measuring changes in internal resistance).