Lantern Rechargeable Batteries

Lantern batteries are a type of rectangular battery, typically an alkaline battery. They are made up of multiple cells inside a single housing and their large size means that they have a higher capacity than more common torch batteries (such as AA, C and D cells).

What are lantern rechargeable batteries used for?

Lantern rechargeable batteries are most commonly used for torches and lanterns due to their longevity and ability to be recharged regularly.

Types of lantern batteries

  • 4.5 volt:

    the 4.5 volt lantern battery uses metal strips as terminals. It is mostly used to power torches.
  • 6 volt:

    the 6-volt rechargeable variety is made from a three-cell sealed lead-acid battery. They are commonly used in the construction industry for powering work lights.
  • 7.5 volt:

    the 7.5-volt type has screw terminals and a rectangular base. A carrying handle is usually connected between the terminals to improve ease of use where this is important, for example in the construction industry.
  • 12 volt:

    the 12-volt variant also has screw terminals and a rectangular base. It can be used to power car accessories using an adapter.

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Mfr. Part No.PS-RB2LION
2.6Ah Lithium-Ion 3.6V