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July 2, 2014

Standard Cylindrical Battery Sizes

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When someone asks you about a Sub C cell are you forced to mutter something vague and quickly leave the room? When someone called trying to locate a 4/3 Fat A did it hurt your feelings? Did you think that only inarticulate Canadians said A-A-A-A? This used to happen to us all the time, so we created the following chart! But keep the following things in mind:

  • Diameter can vary as much as 1 mm between different manufacturers
  • Length can also vary, and also increase with a protruding end cap.
  • Weights listed are just the first thing we found in a catalog in that size. YOU CAN'T COMPARE WEIGHTS OF DIFFERENT CHEMISTRIES FROM THIS CHART. Weight of a cell depends on a lot of manufacturer - dependent things. The purpose of the weight column is to give a feel for how heavy a cell will be. Your results will vary. Batteries not included.
  • Not all the sizes in this chart can be found off-the-shelf. But we can get just about any size made for you. Just ask!

Chart of NiMH and NiCad Battery Capacities and Prices: Click Here for Cylindrical Battery Capacity and Price Chart

Cell Size Diameter Length Weight Alkaline Weight NiCad Weight NiMH Prices for NiMH and NiCad For a Chart of Cylindrical Battery Capacities and Prices click here.
  mm mm grams grams grams  
AAAA 8.4 40.2 6 10 10 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
4/3 AAAA 8.4 67   12-13 13 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
1/4 AAA 10.5 14   2.5-3.5 2.5-4 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
1/3 AAA 10.5 16   5.5 5.5 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
1/2 AAA 10.5 22     7    
2/3 AAA 10.5 30   6-8 8-9 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
AAA36 10.5 36     11    
4/5 AAA 10.5 37     11 Prices for NiMH and NiCad For more battery engineering resources on the PowerStream Web Site, click here.
AAA38 10.5 38     11  
3/4 AAA 10.5 39.5   12 12 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
AAA42 10.5 42     12  
AAA 10.5 44.5 12 10 13 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
5/4 AAA 10.5 50   14 15 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
L-AAA 10.5 50   13 14 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
4/3 AAA 10.5 67   17 18 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
5/3 AAA 10.5 67   19 19 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
LL-AAA 10.5 67   17 18 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
3/2 AAA 10.5 67   19 20 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
6/4 AAA 10.5 67   20 20 Prices for NiMH and NiCad For a chart of standard Sealed Lead Acid battery sizes click here.
7/5 AAA 10.5 66.5   15 15 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
7/4 AAA 10.5 76   19 20-21 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
7/3 AAA 10.5 80     23 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
SL AAA 10.5 80     23  
1/3 N 11.5 10.8   6 6 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
N 11.5 28 6.6 8-10 11 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
4/3 N 11.5 44.5   18 18 Prices for NiMH and NiCad
Cell Type Diameter Length Alkaline weight NiCad Weight NiMH Weight  
1/3 AA 14.2 17.5   6.5 7 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
1/2 AA 14.2 25   12 15 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
2/3 AA 14.2 28.7   13-15 13-16 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
4/5 AA 14.2 43   20 22 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
AA 14.2 50 24 21 27 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
AA flat top 14.2 48 24 21 27    
5/4 AA 14.2 64.5     29    
L-AA 14.2 65   29 30 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
4/3 AA 14.2 65.2   30 30 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
7/5 AA 14.2 70   29 39 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
1/3 A 17 21       Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
1/2 A 17 25   17 21    
2/3 A 17 28.5   18-20 20-23 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
4/5 A 17 43   26-31 32-35 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
A 17 50   32 40 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
4/3 A 17 67   50 55 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
L-A 17 67   48 53 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
7/5 A 17 70   44.8 56    
Fat A 18 50   38 42 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
4/3 Fat A 18 67   56 60 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
L-Fat A 18 67   55 60 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
Cell Type Diameter Length Alkaline Weight NiCad Weight NiMH Weight    
1/2 SC 23 26   30      
2/3 SC 23 28   25 28 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
4/5 SC 23 34   38 42 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
SC (sub C) 23 43   52 55 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
RR 23 42.2   50      
5/4 Sub C 23 49.5   65-67 70 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
4/3 SC 23 50   60 66 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
L-SC 23 50   57 63 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
1/2 C 26 24   31 34 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
3/5 C 26 30   40 44 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
2/3 C 26 31   45 50 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
C 26 46 65 72 80 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
5/4 C 26 58   90 100    
1/2 D 33 37   81-84 81 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
2/3 D 33 43.4   98-105 115 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
D 33 58 135 105-145 105-160 Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
4/3 D 33 89   140-190 175 g Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
3/2 D 33 90.3   195-236 240 g Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
F 33 91.2   231 255 g Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
SF (super F) 41.4 89.1   393 425 g    
G 32 105 181        
J 32 150 272        
6 67 172 998        
F3 Prismatic 5.6 x 16.5 x 22 mm       8 g    
F4 Prismatic 5.6 x 16.5 x 31.5 mm       11 g Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
F5 Prismatic 5.6 x 16.5 x 35.5 mm       12 g Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
F6 Prismatic 5.6 x 16.5 x 48 mm       18 g Prices for NiMH and NiCad  
F8 Prismatic 5.6 x 16.5 x 66 mm       25 g Prices for NiMH and NiCad  

This data was taken from Manufacturers' data sheets and is intended for the pleasure of our readers only. Typographical errors, etc. are probable, since the typist is not a professional (our CEO). Please point out errors. The data listed are incomplete and should be used as a guideline only. Please contact the manufacturers for the latest data.

We hope that this information is helpful. Now please go out and design something that needs a battery or a charger!


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