Primary lithium batteries
3.0 V Primary lithium-sulfur dioxide (Li-SO 2)
High drain capability
AA - size spiral cell
• High and stable discharge voltage
• High pulse capability
• Performance not affected by cell
• Long storage possible before use
• Ability to withstand extreme
• Low self-discharge rate
(less than 3% after 1 year of
storage at + 20ºC)
• Hermetic glass-to-metal sealing
• Built-in safety vent
(at the negative end of the cell)
• Meets shock, vibration and other
environmental requirements of
• Made in UK
• Radiocommunications and other
• Memory back-up
• Professional electronics
Cell size reference
R6 - AA
(typical values relative to cells stored for one year or less at + 30 °C max.)
(at 80 mA + 20°C 2.0 V cut of f. The capacity restored by the cell varies
according to current drain, temperature and cut off)
Open circuit voltage (at + 20°C)
(at 0.06 A + 20°C)
Continuous current permitting 50% of the nominal capacity to be achieved
at + 20ºC with 2.0 V cut of f.
Pulse capability : Typically up to 0.8 A.
(The voltage readings may var y according to the pulse characteristics,
the temperature and the cell’s previous history. Fitting the cell with a
capacitor may be recommended in severe conditions. Consult Saft)
(possible without leakage)
+ 30°C (+ 86°F) max
+ 85°C (+ 185°F) max
Operating temperature range
(Operation above ambient T may lead to reduced capacity and lower
voltage readings at the beginning of pulses. Consult Saft)
- 60°C/+ 70°C
Li metal content
14.2 mm (0.56 in)
50.3 mm (1.98 in)
15 g (0.53 oz)
Standard cell comes with protruding positive end-cap.
Finish with tabs available on request.
Voltage at mid-discharge versus Current and Temperature (2.0 V cut-of f)
Ø 3.0 max
Overall dimensions in mm
• Cell is pressurised.
• Do not puncture, open
• Do not obstruct the safety vent
• Do not shor t circuit or charge.
• Do not expose to fire
or temperatures above + 70°C
Specialty Battery Group
12, rue Sadi Carnot
93170 Bagnolet - France
Tel +33 (0)1 49 93 19 18
Fax +33 (0)1 49 93 19 69
River Drive, South Shields
Tyne and Wear, NE33 2TR - UK
Tel +44 (0)191 456 14 51
Fax +44 (0)191 456 63 83
Typical discharge profiles at +20ºC
Capacity versus Current and Temperature (continuous discharges 2.0 V cut-of f)
Doc. N° 31060-2-1005
Information in this document is subject to change without notice
and becomes contractual only after written confirmation by Saft.
For more details on primar y lithium technologies please refer to
Primary Lithium Batteries Selector Guide Doc N ° 31048-2.
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