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Sizes and Formats of cells and batteries

Published on 10/10/2014

The importance of the format of a battery or a battery is crucial in buying criteria. If you make a mistake in the dimensions of your battery it will not fit into its housing and will be unusable. You must check the size or just the code of the format of the element. You will find here a summary table of the main elements that you'll find in many devices.

An international standard IEC has imposed a standard size but in Anglo-Saxon countries used the references in letter (AA, C, D, etc.) in other countries using references letter and digit (AA, Lr20, 6Lr61)

Here are the most commonly used batteries in the world matches (actual size):

SIZE

DIAMETER

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

ANOTHER DENOMINATION

Size IEC

YYYY

8.4 mm

40.5 mm

6.5 g

 

 

1/2 AAA

10.0 mm

22.0 mm

5.3 g

 

 

2/3 AAA

10.0 mm

29.0 mm

7.3 g

 

 

4/5 AAA

10.5 mm

36.0 mm

9.3 g

 

 

AAA

10.5 mm

45.0 mm

13 g

AAA, R03, AM4, MN2400, SP/out, mic, KR03

11/45

1/3 N

11.5 mm

11.5 mm

3.5 g

 

 

1/2 N

11.5 mm

18.0 mm

5.3 g

 

 

N

11.5 mm

29.0 mm

8.6 g

LR1, AM5, MN91000, Lady

12/30

AA

14.5 mm

48.0 mm

26 g

LR6, R6, AM3, MN1500, SP/HP7, Mignon, KR6

15/49

1/2 TO THE

17.0 mm

22.0 mm

14 g

 

 

2/3 TO THE

17.0 mm

28.7 mm

22 g

 

17/29

4/5 TO THE

17.0 mm

43.0 mm

31 g

4/5 AE

17/43

TO THE

17.0 mm

50.0 mm

37 g

AE, HAS

17/50

4/3 TO THE

17.0 mm

67.5 mm

62 g

4/3 A, 4/3 FA

17/67

6F22

17.5 mm

48.5 mm

39 g

PP3, 6LR61, 6 AM 6, MN1604, E-Block

 

4/5 SC

23.0 mm

34.0 mm

46 g

4/5 CS

23/34

SC

23.0 mm

43.0 mm

53 g

CS

23/43

C

25.5 mm

50.0 mm

72 g

LR14, R14, AM2, MN1400, SP/HP11, Baby

26/50

D

32.0 mm

61.0 mm

140 g

LR20, AM1, R20, MN1300, SP/HP2, Mono, KR20

33/62

F

33.0 mm

91.0 mm

230 g

 

33/91

All technologies (alkaline, nicd, nimh, lead, lithium, lithium - ion) have this common point of having a standardized format.

Reference

Common name

Voltage (V)

IEC

ANSI

Alkaline battery

Lithium battery

Accumulator

(L)R01

N

Lady

1.5 V

3.6 V

1.2 V

(L)R03

AAA

Micro

1.5 V

3.6 V

1.2 V

(L)R6

AA

Cute

1.5 V

3.6 V

1.2 V

(L)R14

C

Baby

1.5 V

3.6 V

1.2 V

(L)R20

D

Mono

1.5 V

3.6 V

1.2 V

3 (L) R12

1203

--

 

6 (L) F22

PP3

E block

9 V

9 V

7.2 V; 8.4 V; 9.6 V

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