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Primary Lithium Cylindrical Cells

High Capacity, High Energy, safe and reliable battery solutions for long lasting energy supply in Lithium-Manganese Technology

Modern metering and security automotive applications like energy meters, water meters, gas meters, heat cost allocators, medical pipets, sensors and alert systems, home security sensors and sensor networks, Automotive car alarm backup, road toll and e-call systems require a highly reliable energy source for optimum performance. For all of these applications VARTA Microbattery offers a complete range of Lithium primary Round cells and Battery packs in two families. The CR 1/2 AA, CR 2/3 AA, CR AA and CR 2/3 A mass series with highest capacity for all kinds of backup applications and the CR 2 NP, CR 2/3 AH, CR 123 A and CR 2 coiled high energy series for high discharge currents in communication and wireless sensor applications.

Primary Lithium high capacity and high energy family Outstanding application is guaranteed for the electronic device designer.

Focused on the requirements of backup of safety critical electronic data in the metering and security market, VARTA Microbattery offers a complete range of highly reliable Primary Lithium Round Cells and Batteries:

  • Low self discharge (less than 1 % per year at RT)
  • Superior shelf life and operational life (up to 10 years and more - after 15 years of experience with laser welded sealing)
  • High Capacity or High rate cell construction
  • No Memory Effect
  • No need for expensive safety electronics
  • Operation over a wide temperature range
  • 0% lead, 0% mercury and 0% cadmium
  • All cells are UL recognized under file BBCVL MH 13654
  • Product support worldwide is available for the design engineer
  • Battery designs in various assembles
  • With wire connector
  • In plastic housing with high-tech materials


  • Thousands of battery assemblies available
  • Global design-in teams
  • Outstanding key account customer references
  • Worldwide branch office & distribution network


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Smoke Detector


Gas Metering




Used in following applications ...

  • alarm system

  • car alarm

  • home security station


  • road-toll transponder

  • smoke detector

  • watch (digital & analog)