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    Battery Type and Size

    Common consumer batteries

    Cylindrical batteries

    These are all single-cell round batteries with height greater than their diameter. In zinc-carbon or alkaline types they produce around 1.5 volts per cell when fresh. Other types produce other voltages per cell (as low as 1.2 volts for rechargeable nickel-cadmium, up to around 3 volts for lithium/manganese dioxide). The cylindrical form has a positive nub terminal at the cap of the cell, and the negative terminal at the bottom of the can; the side of the can is not used as a terminal.

    Most
    Common
    Name
    Other
    Common
    Names
    IEC 60086
    Name
    ANSI/NEDA
    Name
    Typical Capacity
    (mAh)
    Dimensions Comments
    AAA Micro
    Microlight
    MN2400
    MX2400
    Type 286 (Soviet Union/Russia)
    UM 4 (JIS)
    #7 (China)
    LR03 (alkaline)
    R03 (carbon–zinc)
    FR03 (Li–FeS2)
    24A (alkaline)
    24D (carbon–zinc)
    24LF (Li–FeS2)
    1200 (alkaline)
    540 (carbon–zinc)
    800–1000 (Ni–MH)
    L 44.5 mm
    D 10.5 mm
    Added to ANSI standard in 1959
    AA Pencil-sized
    Penlight
    Mignon
    MN1500
    MX1500
    Type 316 (Soviet Union/Russia)
    UM 3 (JIS)
    #5 (China)
    LR6 (alkaline)
    R6 (carbon–zinc)
    FR6 (Lithium–FeS2)
    HR6 (Ni-MH)
    KR157/51 (NiCd)
    ZR6 (Ni-Mn)
    15A (alkaline)
    15D (carbon–zinc)
    15LF (Lithium–FeS2)
    1.2H2 (NiMH)
    10015 (NiCd)
    2700 (alkaline)
    1100 (carbon–zinc)
    3000 (Lithium–FeS2)
    1700–2900 (NiMH)
    600–1000 (NiCd)
    L 50.5 mm
    D 13.5–14.5 mm
    Added to ANSI standard sizes in 1947
    C MN1400
    MX1400
    Baby
    Type 343 (Soviet Union/Russia)
    UM 2 (JIS)
    LR14 (alkaline)
    R14 (carbon–zinc)
    KR27/50 (NiCd)
    14A (alkaline)
    14D (carbon–zinc)
    8000 (alkaline)
    3800 (carbon–zinc)
    4500–6000 (NiMH)
    L 50 mm
    D 26.2 mm
    Can be replaced with alkaline AA cell using plastic sabot (stub case)
    D U2 (In Britain until the 1970s)
    Flashlight Battery
    MN1300
    MX1300
    Mono
    Type 373 (Soviet Union/Russia)
    BA-30 (US Military Spec WWII–1980's)
    UM 1 (JIS)
    LR20 (alkaline)
    R20 (carbon–zinc)
    13A (alkaline)
    13D (carbon–zinc)
    12000 (alkaline)
    8000 (carbon–zinc)
    2200–12000 (NiMH)
    L 61.5 mm
    D 34.2 mm
    Can be replaced with alkaline AA cell using plastic sabot (stub case)

    Prismatic (rectangular)

    Most
    Common
    Name
    Other
    Common
    Names
    IEC 60086
    Name
    ANSI/NEDA
    Name
    Typical Capacity
    (mAh)
    Nominal
    Voltage (V)
    terminals Dimensions Comments
    9-Volt PP3
    Radio battery
    Smoke Alarm (UK)
    MN1604
    Square(sic) battery
    Krona (Soviet Union/Russia)
    6LR61 (alkaline)
    6F22 (carbon–zinc)
    6KR61 (NiCd)
    1604A (alkaline)
    1604D (carbon–zinc)
    1604LC (Lithium)
    7.2H5 (NiMH)
    11604 (NiCd)1604M (mercury(obsolete))
    565 (alkaline)
    400 (carbon–zinc)
    1200 (lithium)
    175–300 (NiMH)
    120 (NiCd)
    500 (Lithium polymer rechrg) 580 (Mercury (obsolete))
    9
    7.2 (NiMH and NiCd)
    8.4 (some NiMH and NiCd)
    both small end
    + male clasp
    − female clasp
    H 48.5 mm
    L 26.5 mm
    W 17.5 mm
    Added to ANSI standard in 1959
    Lantern (Spring) Lantern
    6 Volt
    Spring Top
    MN908
    (UK) 996 or PJ996 Energizer 529
    4LR25Y (alkaline)
    4R25 (carbon–zinc)
    908A (alkaline)
    908D (carbon–zinc)
    26000 (alkaline)
    10500 (carbon–zinc)
    6 Springs Top
    + Corner
    − Center
    H 115 mm
    L 68.2 mm
    W 68.2 mm
    Springs terminals.

    Source: Wikipedia (All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License and Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.)

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