C Batteries

C batteries are known as ’dry cell’ batteries, due to the fact that they were created to operate in applications or products with minimal internal moisture. C batteries are larger than other standard dry cell batteries, such as AA and AAA, and as such they offer a reliability and longevity you may not get from other batteries in the same circumstances.

C batteries are built to the standard size of 50mm/1.97inches in length x 26.2mm/1.03inches in diameter.

C batteries are also known as R14s, following their designation by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

What are C batteries used for?

Typically for high drain applications like torches, digital cameras or security lighting, where you require a battery that will last a long time, the C battery can be installed to suit those needs. Coming in a variety of brands and capacities, always check what applications you will be using them for. For help choosing the type of battery best suited to your needs, please see our C batteries guide.

Standard C batteries are ideal for portable devices which consume mid-high levels of power. They are widely used in:

  • Torches
  • Cameras
  • Radios
  • Intruder alarms
  • Musical instruments
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Toys

What types of C batteries are there?

C batteries are available in standard (non-rechargeable) and rechargeable types, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. For more information on our rechargeable C batteries, please visit our range here.

Standard C batteries are available in two chemical types:

  • Alkaline – these are the most widely used types of batteries due to their energy density and long shelf life and are commonly found in everyday items.
  • Lithium – Also noted for their long performance lives, lithium C batteries are distinct from the rechargeable lithium-ion V batteries typically found in laptops or smartphones.

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Omschrijving Prijs Brand Range Model Number Chemistry Size Sub Range Nominal Voltage IEC Name Terminal Type Capacity
RS-stocknr. 201-9450
€ 25,97
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- - Lithium Thionyl Chloride C - 3.6V - Standard 7.7Ah
RS-stocknr. 860-2803
FabrikantnummerM52 EX SV
€ 35,04
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- - Lithium Manganese Dioxide C - 3V - Standard 7.8Ah
RS-stocknr. 778-1172
€ 23,80
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- - Lithium Thionyl Chloride C - 3.6V - Tags 7.7Ah
RS-stocknr. 778-1163
€ 20,26
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- - Lithium Thionyl Chloride C - 3.6V - Lead 7.7Ah
RS-stocknr. 860-2809
€ 27,77
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- - Lithium Thionyl Chloride C - 3.6V - Standard 3.6Ah
RS-stocknr. 200-5608
€ 22,96
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- LS26500FLC Lithium Thionyl Chloride C - 3.6V - Lead -
RS-stocknr. 860-2828
FabrikantnummerM52 HR
€ 33,73
Aantal stuks
- - Lithium Manganese Dioxide C - 3V - Standard 4.8Ah