List Of Battery Sizes
This article lists the sizes and shapes of some common primary and secondary battery types in household and light industrial use.
The long history of disposable dry cells means that many different manufacturer-specific and national standards were used to designate sizes, long before international standards were reached. Technical standards for battery sizes and types are published by standards organizations such as International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Popular sizes are still referred to by old standard or manufacturer designations, and some non-systematic designations have been included in current international standards due to wide use.
The complete nomenclature for the battery will fully specify the size, chemistry, terminal arrangements and special characteristics of a battery. The same physically interchangeable cell size or battery size may have widely different characteristics; physical interchangeability is not the sole factor in substitution of batteries.
A battery may consist of a single cell or two or more cells in a single package, such as the 2CR5 (two lithium cells) or a 4LR44 (four alkaline LR44 cells), or a 1604 9-volt battery which has six cells.
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