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What Are the Types of Disposable Batteries and How to Classify Them? 

classify battery

Batteries are divided into chemical batteries, physical batteries, and biological batteries.

Chemical batteries are divided into: primary batteries, secondary batteries and fuel cells.

Physical batteries are divided into: solar cells, thermal cells and double-layer electrical capacitors.

Bio batteries are divided into: enzymatic batteries and microbial batteries.

Today I focus on explaining the types of primary batteries in chemical batteries?

Commonly used disposable batteries are: zinc carbon batteries, alkaline batteries, lithium manganese batteries, lithium sub batteries, zinc manganese batteries, zinc silver batteries, zinc air batteries, lithium iron batteries, etc.

#1-Zinc Carbon Battery: Nominal Voltage: 1.5V (Usually Discharge Cut-off Voltage Is 0.9V), Commonly Used Models: R20/D, R14/C, R6p/AA, R03/AAA, 6F22/9V, 4R25 (6V)

zinc carbon battery

The advantage of zinc carbon batteries is that they are cheap, but the disadvantage is that the capacity is too small, which is only suitable for low-power electrical appliances.

And not environmentally friendly, only suitable for low-power appliances such as alarm clocks, calculators, remote controls, etc.

#2-Alkaline Battery: Nominal Voltage: 1.5V (Usually Discharge Cut-off Voltage Is 0.9V), Commonly Used Models: LR20/D, LR14/C, LR6/AA, LR03/AAA, 6LR61/9v, 4LR25 (6V), LR1/N

alkaline battery

Alkaline batteries have higher capacity, longer shelf life, safety and environmental protection, and of course the price is higher

Mainly used for high-power electrical appliances such as mice, keyboards, smart door locks, electric toys, etc.

#3-Lithium Manganese Battery: Nominal Voltage: 3.0V (Usually the Discharge Cut-off Voltage Is 2.0V), Commonly Used Models: CR2016, CR2025, CR2032, CR123A

lithium manganese battery

Lithium manganese batteries are cheap and widely used in remote control keys, computers, toys, etc.

#4-Lithium Battery: Nominal Voltage: 3.6V (Usually Discharge Cut-off Voltage Is 2.0V), Commonly Used Models: ER14505, ER18505, ER26500

lithium battery

Lithium sub-battery has high specific energy and good storage performance, but high price and voltage lag, used in water meters.

#5-Zinc-Manganese Button Battery: Nominal Voltage: 1.5V (Usually Discharge Cut-off Voltage Is 0.9V), Commonly Used Models: LR41, LR44, LR48, LR55, LR60

zinc manganese button battery

Zinc-manganese button battery has high capacity, suitable for high current work, good high and low temperature performance, suitable for watches, calculators, hearing aids, anti-theft devices, instruments, etc.

#6-Zinc-Silver Battery: Nominal Voltage: 1.5V (Usually Discharge Cut-off Voltage Is 0.9V), Commonly Used Models: SR621SW, SR41SW, SR48SW, SR43SW

zinc silver battery

The zinc-silver battery has high capacity, stable discharge and excellent performance. Scope of application: watches, calculators, hearing aids, electricity meters, submarines, etc.

#7-Zinc-Air Battery: Nominal Voltage: 1.4V (Usually the Discharge Cut-off Voltage Is 0.9V), Commonly Used Models: A10, A13, A312, A675

zinc air battery 1

Zinc-air batteries have high specific energy, low price, safety and environmental protection. Scope of application: watches, calculators, hearing aids, electricity meters, etc.

#8-Lron-Lithium Battery: Nominal Voltage: 1.5V (Usually Discharge Cut-off Voltage Is 0.9V), Commonly Used Models: FR10445, FR14250, ER14505

iron lithium battery

The iron-lithium battery is small in size, light in weight, good in storage performance, and suitable for high current discharge. Scope of application: mouse, keyboard, smart door lock, electric toys, etc.

Our company MICROCELL INTERNATIONAL BATTERY CO.,LTD specializes in producing zinc carbon and alkaline batteries and has professional engineers and R&D teams. We can develop different batteries according to different electrical appliances, and can customize various types of batteries. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us. If you have any questions, please pay attention to my blog to communicate discuss.

Carl Zhang

Carl Zhang

I am a senior sales with 15 years in the battery industry and a bachelor's degree in economics.
I will be sharing some of my expertise on batteries and my insights into the battery industry in my blog, which should help you with your purchases in China.

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