Are batteries suppose to show open or shorted across the taps from positive to negative? I have 20 or so 1.45v 265 ah SAFT batteries that show half of them open and half shorted.
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Multimeters aren't designed to measure resistance in a live circuit. The voltage that the battery puts out is confusing the meter.
To test a battery, put an appropriate load on it and measure the voltage that the battery produces.