batteries

Are you looking for batteries but don’t know which one to choose or what the battery is called?

Below you will find the most common batteries with their applications.

AA battery

The most common battery is the AA battery, also called penlite or mignon battery. The international code is the LR 6. The LR stands for alkaline.
The measurements are:14.5 x 50.5 mm. There are different types of this type of battery, such as:

  • the rechargeable AA battery (Nickel Metal Hybrid or Nickel Cadmium)
  • the single-use alkaline AA battery (LR)
  • the lithium AA battery for single use, lasts 5 – 7 times longer than an alkaline battery and works from -20 to +40 degrees Celsius

The rechargeable AA batteries and the Lithium AA batteries are used in devices that use a lot of power for a long time, such as:

  • digital cameras with zoom, flash and display
  • wireless toys and associated remote control
  • wireless mice and keyboards
  • professional flashes from professional photographers
  • bicycle lights
  • discman, walkman, small flashlights, headphones, etc.

The alkaline AA batteries are used in devices that use little and occasional power such as:

  • clocks, alarm clocks, TV remote control, toys
  • smoke detectors
  • for emergency in your digital camera

AAA battery

Another common battery is the AAA battery, also called pencil or micro battery. The international code is the LR 3. The LR stands for alkaline.
The dimensions are: 10.5 x 44.5 mm. There are different types of this type of battery, such as:

  • the rechargeable AAA battery (Nickel Metal Hybrid or Nickel Cadmium)
  • the alkaline AAA battery (LR)
  • the lithium AAA battery for single use, lasts 5 – 7 times longer than an alkaline battery and works from -20 to +40 degrees Celsius

The rechargeable AAA batteries and the Lithium AAA batteries are used in devices that use a lot of power for a long time, such as:

  • MP-3 players
  • wireless toys and associated remote control
  • headphones, etc.

The alkaline AAA batteries are used in devices that use little and occasional power, such as:

  • clocks, alarm clocks, TV remote control, toys,
  • for emergency in your MP-3 player

9-volt block battery

A common battery is the 9-volt block battery. The international code is LR 61. The LR stands for alkaline. The measurements are:26.5 x 17.5 x 48 mm. There are different types of this type of battery, such as:

  • the rechargeable 9 V block battery (Nickel Metal Hybrid or Nickel Cadmium)
  • the alkaline 9 V block battery (LR)
  • the lithium 9 V battery for single use, lasts 5 – 7 times longer than an alkaline battery and works from -20 to +40 degrees Celsius

The rechargeable 9 V block batteries and the Lithium 9 V block batteries are used in devices that use a lot of power for a long time, such as:

  • wireless microphones and transmitting equipment for theatres, churches and convention centers
  • professional TV recording equipment
  • wireless toys and associated remote control
  • discman, walkman, etc.
  • smoke detectors

The alkaline 9 V block batteries are used in devices that use little and occasional power, such as:

  • scales, toys, smoke detectors
  • for emergency in your microphones and transmitting equipment

C battery

A less common battery is the C battery also called English rod or baby battery. The international code is the LR 14. The LR stands for alkaline.
The measurements are:26.2×50 mm. There are different types of this type of battery, such as:

  • the rechargeable C battery (Nickel Metal Hybrid or Nickel Cadmium)
  • the alkaline C battery (LR)

The rechargeable C batteries are used in devices that use a lot of power for a long time, such as:

  • medical equipment
  • toys

The alkaline C batteries are used in devices that use little and occasional power, such as:

  • toys, micro electro

D battery

Another common battery is the D battery also called large rod or mono battery. The international code is the LR 20. The LR stands for alkaline.
The measurements are:34.5 x 61.5 mm. There are different types of this type of battery, such as:

  • the rechargeable D battery (Nickel Metal Hybrid or Nickel Cadmium)
  • the alkaline D battery (LR)

The rechargeable D batteries are used in devices that use a lot of power for a long time, such as:

  • dive lights, Hilti laser equipment
  • equipment to count cars along roads
  • baby swing rocking chair, toys
  • maglites, other professional flashlights
  • ghetto blasters

The alkaline D batteries are used in devices that use little and occasional power, such as:

  • flashlights, toys,
  • for emergency in your dive light, laser equipment

Other batteries include:

  • button cells (car alarm, calculators, watches, car alarm)
  • N lady alkaline battery (car alarm key fob)
  • 12 volt battery (remote control for wheelchair lift in buses)
  • prismatic battery (for portable audio equipment)
  • hearing aid battery (batteries for portable hearing aids)
  • photo lithium battery (for analog cameras)
  • packs (composite battery with cable and plug for cordless telephones, handheld scanners, medical equipment, etc.)
  • battery (packs for digital photo and video cameras, mobile phone)