History of the 16340 Battery #

The 16340 battery is a type of lithium-ion rechargeable battery, which was first developed in the early 2000s. It is also known as the RCR123, CR123A, or CR123. This battery is named after its size, 16mm in diameter and 34mm in length. It is one of the most popular and widely used lithium-ion batteries in the world.

Typical Chemistry #

The 16340 battery is made up of a lithium-ion chemistry, which is a combination of cobalt oxide, manganese dioxide, and graphite. This chemistry is known for its high energy density and low self-discharge rate, making it an ideal choice for many applications.

The battery has a nominal voltage of 3.7V and a typical capacity of 650mAh. The battery can be recharged up to 500 times, making it a very cost-effective choice for many applications.

Typical Use #

The 16340 battery is primarily used in flashlights, cameras, and other small electronics. It is also used in medical devices, such as heart rate monitors, as well as in some medical implants. The battery is also used in some remote-controlled vehicles and toys.

The 16340 battery is also used in some military applications, such as night vision goggles and laser rangefinders. The battery is also used in some industrial applications, such as for powering industrial robots.

Design #

The 16340 battery is a cylindrical battery with a flat top and bottom. It has a diameter of 16mm and a length of 34mm. The battery is designed with a positive and negative terminal on the top and bottom respectively.

The battery has a built-in protection circuit to prevent it from overcharging and over-discharging. The battery also has a built-in temperature sensor to prevent it from overheating.

The battery is designed to be lightweight and compact, making it easy to transport and store. It is also designed to be durable, with a long shelf life and high cycle life.