Primary Batteries Information

Primary batteries are disposable and non-rechargeable. Primary batteries are also known as dry cells. These batteries can have alkaline, zinc chloride, lithium, lithium thionyl, silver oxide, and zinc carbon chemistries. These all yield an initial voltage that ranges from 1.55 to 1.7 volts. Reaching the end point, the voltage declines to 0.8V.

Fujitsu Universal Power LR6 AA size alkaline battery
Dimensions Length Approx: 1.55 - 58.0 mm Diameter Approx: 4.8 - 33.0 mm
Voltage 1.4V, 1.55V, 1.5V, 10.5V, 10.55V, 10.8V, 10.12V, 12V, 15V, 2x3.6V, 22.5V, 3.5V, 3.67V, 3.6V, 30V, 3V, 4.5V, 4X3.6V, 6V, 7.2V, 9V
Chemistry: Alkaline, Carbon Zinc, Lithium, Zinc Air, Silver Oxide, Lithium Thionyl

ECR2032, DL2032, ST-T15, 5004LC, 357, 386, 389, 391, 365, 380, 399, 372, 370, 392, 396, 361, 376, 303, 301, 344, 390, 366, 394, 395, 371, 373, 384, 329, 362, 315, 346, 377, 364, 321, 319, 379, 317, 335, 348, 317,EPX76 , 386, 389, 391, 392, A76, 186, 189, 191, 192, CR2032, 2025, CR2016,  CR1632 , CR1616,  CR1620  ,  CR1220  ,  CR1216 ,  2CR5 , CR-P2,  CR123A  ,  CR2 , J, SB-B9,  SR44, SR43, SR54, SR57, SR69, SR41, SR59, SR58, 280-52, K3-A, 4003, AM4, PC2400, HP16, UM-4, 7526, AM4, MX2400, R3, LR3, LR14, DCLR2, 910A, SF12-BB, 522, AM4, R6


Want to know more about primary batteries?

Primary batteries are usually classified into two main types: alkaline and coin cell batteries. Alkaline batteries got the name from its basic chemical composition Zinc and Manganese dioxide, using the purely alkaline electrolyte, potassium hydroxide. The power density of an alkaline battery is 100Wh/Kg. 

Coin cell batteries, on the other hand, have also that natural alkaline composition. Silver oxide chemicals and lithium are used in the manufacturing of the coin cell batteries. This provides a more stable voltage in small battery size. The power density of a coin cell battery is 270Wh/Kg.

Which of these two primary batteries should I choose?

Some devices require a specific type of primary battery to use. However, if you have the option to choose which type of non-rechargeable battery and device type for personal or even professional use, you should know all the pros and cons of these two primary batteries along with the respective applications.


  • Greater efficiency
  • Greater compatibility with the various portable devices
  • Long life cycle and shelf life
  • Low leakage
  • Less discharge when idle
  • Small


  • Somewhat expensive but you got all of the benefits mentioned above

Applications: It is used in small handheld gadgets, remote controls, watches, torches, etc.


  • Lightweight and small
  • Long shelf life
  • Low cost
  • High nominal voltage
  • High density
  • Can be arranged serially to easily get high voltages


  • Requires a holder
  • Low current draw capacity

Applications: It is used in very small electronic products, wall clocks, wrist watches, etc.

Do you offer bulk pricing for primary batteries?

Yes, as Australia’s leading battery wholesaler, we have a wide range of products available in bulk. These include primary batteries of any reputable brand and other related accessories. Just feel free to contact us either by phone or e-mail and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

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