Highfields Amateur Radio Club
Glossary Appendix.
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Battery Details.

The differences between LR and SR cells:

LR cells are Alkaline Manganese based and have a lower energy density or capacity and are 1.5volts.
SR cells are Silver Oxide based, have a higher energy density or capacity and are 1.55volts.
See the Notes page for more info.

Do not confuse with these other batteries listed as "52":
PX640 (LR, MR & NR52); CR1225 (Lith-52); 339 (52); LR44 (RW52).

Do not confuse this "N" with the "N" size battery.


080-D20, 10R102, 26, 28, 29, 45, 102, 125, 196, 280-28, 280-52, 396, 396A, 397, 396-1, 397-1, 532, 536, 556, 607, 612, 726, 1163SO, 1164SO, 28028, 28052, AG2, CX59, D2M, D2U, D396, D396/397, D397, G2A, GP96, GP97, GP396, GP397, L726, LR59, LR726, N, R396/29, RW311, RW411, S17, S30, S59, S725, S726E, S726, SB-AL, SB-BL, SB-DL, SB-EL, SG2, SP396, SP397, SR56, SR59, SR59H, SR59L, SR726, SR726SW, SR726W, S726E, GP397, SR726W, TR726W, V, V396, V397, V536, V556, W2M, W2U,

not to scale.
Diameter × Thickness.
Chemical Composition. Nominal Voltage.
battery LR59. 7.9 mm × 2.6 mm

Case and flat base Positive.
Raised area Negative.


Silver Oxide (Ag2O).

1.5 volts
(32 mAh).

1.55 volts
(35 mAh)

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