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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Description Price Brand Range Model Number Chemistry Size Sub Range Nominal Voltage IEC Name Terminal Type Capacity
RS stock no. 201-9450
Mfr. Part No.LS26500
BrandSaft
R 329.49
Each
units
- - Lithium Thionyl Chloride C - 3.6V - Standard 7.7Ah
RS stock no. 668-4556
Mfr. Part No.SL2770/S
BrandTadiran
R 414.40
Each
units
- - Lithium Thionyl Chloride C IXtra 3.6V - Standard 8.5Ah
RS stock no. 221-759
Mfr. Part No.7638900361070
BrandEnergizer
R 36.066
Each (In a Pack of 12)
units
Energizer Industrial - Alkaline C - 1.5V LR14 Standard 8.35Ah
RS stock no. 451-855
Mfr. Part No.C +/PWR P6 RS
BrandDuracell
R 53.308
Each (In a Pack of 6)
units
Duracell Plus Power - Alkaline C - 1.5V LR14 Standard 7.75Ah
RS stock no. 526-8475
Mfr. Part No.SL2770/T
BrandTadiran
R 426.50
Each
units
- - Lithium Thionyl Chloride C IXtra 3.6V - Tags 8.5Ah
RS stock no. 860-2926
Mfr. Part No.LR14AD
BrandPanasonic
R 36.054
Each (In a Pack of 24)
units
Panasonic Industrial Powerline - Alkaline C - 1.5V LR14 Standard -
RS stock no. 803-8422
Mfr. Part No.4014
BrandVarta
R 43.28
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
Varta Industrial - Alkaline C - 1.5V LR14 Standard -
RS stock no. 778-1172
Mfr. Part No.LS26500CNR
BrandSaft
R 403.43
Each
units
- - Lithium Thionyl Chloride C - 3.6V - Tags 7.7Ah
RS stock no. 778-1119
BrandRS PRO
R 255.15
Each
units
- - Lithium Thionyl Chloride C - 3.6V - Lead 7.7Ah
RS stock no. 860-2828
Mfr. Part No.M52 HR
BrandSaft
R 551.83
Each
units
- - Lithium Manganese Dioxide C - 3V - Standard 4.8Ah
RS stock no. 778-1163
Mfr. Part No.LS26500CNA
BrandSaft
R 311.25
Each
units
- - Lithium Thionyl Chloride C - 3.6V - Lead 7.7Ah
RS stock no. 914-5054
Mfr. Part No.7638900410402
BrandEnergizer
R 78.165
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Energizer MAX - Alkaline C - 1.5V LR14 Standard 8Ah
RS stock no. 914-5036
Mfr. Part No.7638900423341
BrandEnergizer
R 59.504
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
Energizer MAX - Alkaline C - 1.5V LR14 Standard 8.5Ah
RS stock no. 826-4432
BrandRS PRO
R 31.939
Each (In a Pack of 15)
units
- - Alkaline C - 1.5V LR14 Standard -
RS stock no. 860-2803
Mfr. Part No.M52 EX SV
BrandSaft
R 696.87
Each
units
- - Lithium Manganese Dioxide C - 3V - Standard 7.8Ah
New
RS stock no. 211-8750
Mfr. Part No.C +/PWR P2 RS
BrandDuracell
R 189.795
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Duracell Plus Power MN1400 PLUS POWER Alkaline C DURACELL 1.5V LR14 Flat -
RS stock no. 254-812
BrandNEUTRAL
R 9.68
Each
units
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RS stock no. 194-6695
Mfr. Part No.SL-2870/S
BrandTadiran
R 640.11
Each
units
- SL-2870/S Lithium Thionyl Chloride C XOL 3.6V - Standard 8.5Ah
RS stock no. 183-5710
BrandRS PRO
R 273.56
Each
units
RS PRO - Lithium Thionyl Chloride C - 3.6V - Standard 8.5Ah
RS stock no. 200-5608
Mfr. Part No.0095-755-019
BrandSaft
R 485.90
Each
units
- LS26500FLC Lithium Thionyl Chloride C - 3.6V - Lead -