What are *actual* voltage (not nominal) of 2CR5, CR123A, and CR2 batteries?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Guest, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Noticed that some CR123A's have, when new in packaging, voltages
    ranging from 3.13V to 3.66V, depending on brand.

    Could everyone please advise the actual voltages, by brand and size,
    of your photo lithiums? Which ones do you prefer, for longevity?
    Guest, Feb 3, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I've found that Energizer "E2" lithium consistently last longer than Duracell in
    my Maxxum 9 and Maxxum 7xi. (CR123A and 2CR5, resp.)

    Fresh from the package the 123A's hit about 3.6V.
    Alan Browne, Feb 3, 2005
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    me Guest

    Actual measured voltages of new batteries will vary within a range. For
    maximum longevity batteries should be paired in matched sets according to
    their voltage.
    Good luck,
    me, Feb 3, 2005
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    jimkramer Guest


    Is this what you are looking for?

    jimkramer, Feb 3, 2005
  5. Guest

    Bill Tuthill Guest

    If you are getting 3.13V from a new lithium CR123, either
    you are measuring wrong, or the battery is already dead.

    That voltage could be produced by a NiMH or NiCd cell,
    but I don't know of any in CR123 size.
    Bill Tuthill, Feb 4, 2005
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