I'm looking for an off-the-shelf non-rechargeable battery that has a similar dimension to the battery found here: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/731. Ideally, the battery would be rectangular to fit into our form factor, but I can't seem to find anything of this nature. I'm looking at coin-cell batteries, but the round form-factor breaks our design.

Can anyone offer any suggestions?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I hope for your customer's sake the battery lasts a very long time. \$\endgroup\$
    – Nick T
    Commented Oct 15, 2013 at 19:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ Did the battery you previously use go obsolete or is this a new design? \$\endgroup\$
    – Andy aka
    Commented Oct 15, 2013 at 20:33

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In the battery industry the following terms are used:

Rectangular batteries => prismatic. Non rechargeable batteries => primary cells/batteries.

Many on alibaba.

  • \$\begingroup\$ thanks, that helps, though I can't seem to find a tiny non-rechargeable. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 15, 2013 at 19:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ tiny being such a precise word ... here is one. alibaba.com/product-gs/1246272190/… \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 15, 2013 at 19:16

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