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Lithium photo

Lithium photo

Combined high voltage, high energy density, lightweight, long life battery technology.

Main applications: Photographic applications, utility meters and smoke detectors.

The main lithium photo formats are:

IEC Code Other Code  Comments  
 CR123A  DL123  Most common 3V photo lithium
 CR2  DLCR2  Smallest 3V photo lithium for compact cameras
 CRP2  DL223  6V photo lithium
 2CR5  DL245  6V photo lithium
 CRV3    3V alternative to 2 x AA

Other specialist cyclindrical and thin formats are also available. 


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Technical - Lithium Managanese Dioxide - IEC Code CR

This is the main 3 volt technology. Although more expensive than alkaline it offers the advantages of:

  • Higher voltage per cell (3V)
  • Longer shelf life
  • Good low temperature performance (down to -40C)
  • In many instances, better pulse and high rate performance 

The main features are:

  • Primary: non-rechargeable
  • Nominal voltage 3V
  • Maximum open circuit voltage 3.7V
  • Energy Density 450 Wh/kg 650 Wh/L
  • Temperature range -40C to 65C