Batteries, essential for the functioning of our everyday devices, can differ from one another in various aspects, like size, capacity and energy. Hence the usual question by shopping, which kind of battery should be used. First, we need to understand the difference between primary and secondary batteries. Primary batteries are one-use batteries, which once they die a replacement is needed. Secondary batteries are, on the contrary, rechargeable batteries. Below some details about different battery types.
AA / AAA / AAAA battery
The above-mentioned cells are utilized for many devices we use daily, like remote controls, cameras, toys, smoke detectors or clocks. AA / AAA / AAAA: alkaline batteries, lithium batteries and zinc carbon batteries are produced by many high-quality suppliers. Should you need help with a wall clock you purchased on our web shop, we will gladly help you by suggesting the best and high-quality batteries. For example, our Karlsson KA5703 needs an AA battery.
Baby C / Mono D batteries
Baby C batteries are cylindrical cells with a height of 50 mm and a diameter of 27 mm. Mono D batteries are, likewise, cylindrical cells, but with a height of 61,5 mm and a diameter of 34,2 mm, significantly bigger than the baby cells. Baby C and Mono D batteries are used as energy suppliers for bigger devices, like radios, flashlights or bigger toys.
Given their size, most of the watches usually work thanks to silver oxide button cells, thus allowing a space-saving structure. Watch batteries usually have a low current carrying capacity and are highly leak proof. Button cells are used as power supply source for those devices, that ask for little energy or that are used quite seldom, like calculators, watches, hearing devices or mini table lamps. As an example, we would like to present our Sternglas SNQ01/104. This is a quartz watch that works with a button cells.