The Gauge Buster force/stress and displacement indicator is suitable for force calibration, remote on-site tension and compression testing and pre-stressing jacks. It runs on four AA batteries, which provide enough power for eight hours of continuous operation. A battery charger that runs off 110 VAC or 12 VDC powder is also included. The unit has a low-power warning and shutoff, as well as a permanent memory that saves both test procedures and results, even when batteries are removed. Test results can be transferred to printers and/or computer spreadsheet programs and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) in batch mode through the built-in serial port.