TS-183B/U
Battery Tester

Brooke Clarke, N6GCE


TS-183B Dry Battery
                  Tester
Fig 1
TS-183B Dry
                  Battery Tester Meter Scales
Fig 2

General
Reference
Operation
Test Jacks
Test Data Table
    1000 Series Mercury Batteries
    2000 Series
    BA-3000 to BA-4999
    BA-5000 & higher
Links

A lot of information has been added to the battery type table including NSNs, where used, replacements, Load Resistance to allow measuring without the test set.  Note that this battery tester is designed for testing dry (primary) batteries.  Testing rechargable (secondary) batteries requires a different approach.

General information

This is a simple and sometimes effective State Of Charge (SOC) tester (better called an End-Of-Life or State-Of-Discharge tester).  It consists of a number of load resistors and a voltmeter.  When the test probe is placed in the socket associated with the correct load for the battery being tested a load resistance and a voltmeter range are selected.  The only difference between the T-183, T-183A and T-183B is the way the meter shunts are installed, either externally or internally.

Modification of the TS-183 may be possible to allow more freedom in selecting the load resistor and meter range.  2007 - This may not be needed.

This tester does not always do such a good job, for example when testing the BA-4386/U it indicates OK, when the battery in fact is about dead.  This is a special case where a Magnesium battery needs a heavy load, that why the PSM-13 was made.

Tube type equipment requires different voltages for different purposes:

In the table below for a battery with more than one output in the same package a suffix like BA-270/U (A), BA-270/U (B1), BA-270/U (B2) will be used to denote the different stacks of cells.

Photos

Lid & Panel -
Panel -

Parts List

NSN 6625-00-224-5174
 

Reference Information

Manuals

TM 11-6625-450-15, -24P are on line.
TM 11-6625-450-24P
TB 11-6625-450-10/1 is in the cover and lists the battery Types, and the Jack Numbr and Minimum permissable Voltage.
This HTML version of the battery list will allow search engines to find the battery numbers.
I have added the load resistor value that corresponds to the jack number so that you can test these batteries with any voltmeter.  Also added are "where used" and secondary replacement information with NSNs.

Related Test Equipment

BT-2B - Survival Battery Tester - TS-183 can test these Mercury batteries
Chemtronics LS 91 - Dry battery State of Charge/Discharge Tester for BA-5590 primary batteries, can not be tested with TS-183
PSM-13 - belt portable primary battery tester for Magnesium batteries and other types the TS-183 can not test

Operation

The jacks are arranged into groups with background colors of Red, Yellow, Green and Black corresponding to meter full scale readings of 200, 50, 10 and 2 volts respectively.  You read the meter scale matching the color of the jack used for the test.  In some cases the battery is tested with the NO LOAD - TEST LOAD switch in the NO LOAD position, this is designated in the manual by an asterisk (*) in front of the minimum volatge value.


*TB 11-6625-450-10/1
*This bulletin supersedes TB 11-6625-450-101, 23 November 1965.

D E P A R T M E N T0 F T H E A R M Y  T E C H N I C A LB U L L E T I N
TEST DATA FOR BATTERY TESTERS TS-183/U. TS-183A/U, AND TS-183B/U

Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C. 29 July 1968

1. Operations.
The following instructions are keyed to the test data table given in paragraph 3. For complete operating instructions for Battery Testers TS-183/U, TS-183A/U, and TS-183B/U, see TM 11-6625-450-15. When using Battery Tester TS-183/U, TS-183A/U, or TS-183B/U for checking large quantities of batteries, follow the sampling, issue, and rejection procedures in SB 11-30.

a. Remove the test prods from their retaining clips in the cover.
b. Observe the meter pointer for position; if it is not on zero, adjust it by turning the ZERO-ADJ screw with a screwdriver.
c. Refer to the test data table given in paragraph 3 to determine the correct jack number and minimum permissible voltage for the battery being tested.
d. When the proper jack has been determined for the battery being tested, insert the selector plug in the jack.
e. With the NO LOAD-FULL LOAD switch set to FULL LOAD, apply the test prods to the terminals of the battery for approximately 5 seconds. (As noted on the test data table, when testing certain types of batteries, the NO LOAD-FULL LOAD switch will be set to the NO LOAD position.) Be sure that the polarity is correct, and do not exceed 15 seconds of contact.
Note. Read the voltage on the voltmeter scale which corresponds in color to the panel section containing the jack into which the selector plug is inserted.
f. Compare the reading of the voltmeter with the minimum permissible voltage requirement of the test data table to determine whether the battery is to be issued or rejected.
2. Battery Types.
a. Batteries having nomenclature in the 2001 through 2999 series are low temperature types which are counterparts of batteries having nomenclature in the 1 through 999 series. For example, the battery nomenclatured BA-2035/U is the low temperature equivalent of the battery nomenclatured BA-35; therefore, the batteries that are nomenclatured in the 2001 through 2999 series will be tested by the use of the same jack and minimum permissible voltage that is designated for their counterparts that are nomenclatured in the 1 through 999 series. For example, the BA-2035/U will be tested using jack number 1 and the minimum permissible voltage is 1.40.
b. Batteries having nomenclature in the 1001 through 1999 series are mercury-type batteries. To test a mercury-type battery, refer to the test data table given in paragraph 3 to obtain the correct jack number and minimum permissible voltage requirement.

Test Jacks

Each test jack is connected to a load resistance and meter divider circuit.

Jack
 #
Load
Ohms
Nom
Volt
Full Scale
Volts
1
2
1.35 &1.5
2
2
4
1.35 &1.5
2
3
6
1.35 &1.5
2
4
20
1.35 & 1.5
2
5
8 4.5 & 6 & 9
10
6
12
3 & 6
10
7
20
3 & 6 & 6.75 10
8
35
3 & 6 & 6.75 & 7.5
10
9
40
4
10
10
50
2.7 & 5.4 & 6 & 8.1
10
11
100
12.1
50
12
300
6 & 12.1 & 15 & 22.5 & 30
50
13
550
9 & 15
50
14
850
22.5 & 45
50
15
1.3 k
22.5 & 45
50
16
1.9 k
45
50
17
2.9 k

50
18
3.3 k
45
50
19
18.75 k
15 & 22.5
50
20
24.75 k
30
50
21
860
65
200
22
1 k
67.5
200
23
1.3 k
90
200
24
2 k
67.5 & 130
200
25
3.1 k
67.5 & 90 & 103.5
200
26
3.5 k

200
27
5 k
67.5 & 90 & 130 & 135
200
28
7.3 k
130
200
29
9 k

200
30
11 k
135
200
31
14 k

200
32
40 k
60 & 180
200
On the Green 10 V scale there is a special mark for 4.3 Volts (Why?).
On the Red scale 200 V scale there are special marks for 6.3 (why?) and 8.4 = BA-1499 Mercury.

3. Test Data Table
The following table lists the battery type,* jack number, and minimum permissible voltage required for the use of the battery:
 
Battery Type No.
Nom
V
Jack No.
Minimum
Permissible
Voltage
Load
Resistance
Ohms
Used On
Replacement
BA-2
6135-00-120-1028

22.5
15
21.0
1267
BA-2
3 7/16 l x 2 1/32 w x 2 19/32 h
could use 15 AA cells (22.5 V) using 5 ea. 3
AA batt holders  TG-5 Telegraph
 BT-70602-1
E763
BA-8
6135-00-120-1027
22.5
15
21.0
 1267
 
BT-70601 
BA-9
6135-00-120-1026

7
3.84
19.8 
 
BT-70607 
BA-15A
6135-00-120-1025
1.5
2
1.40
4.025 
 BA-15
BT-70615
E711
BA-23
6135-00-050-0915









1.5
1
1.33
2.01 
 Bren-Tronics made using two plastic halves and two each "F" cells wired in parallel.  Could easily be retrofitted
also see: Low Cost No. 6 Battery Adapter
Aug 2007 - It's probably the case that all No. 6 batteries now being offered contain a couple of "F" cells, like the one shown below.  You can confirm this just by handling the battery and noting that the center of mass is at the bottom.

BTA-23 per
                  6135-00-050-0915
No. 6
Telephone
BT-70629
EN6
BA-26
6135-00-120-1023
45
16
42.0
 1923
 
BT-70626 
BA-27
6135-00-120-1022

7
4.00
 19.8 
 
BT-70627 
BA-28
6135-00-120-1021

10
4.20
 49.7
 
BT-70628 
BA-30


1.5
3
1.35
 6.005
 flashlights, many other applications
PDR-27
MX-7987/PAS-6 IR source
 "D" battery, E95
MX1300
813
BA-31
6135-00-120-1019

7
3.84
 19.8 
AM-1301/SIC, GRC-26, GRC-41, PRM-1, USS-2B, KE-2, KE-9, POLYGRAPH, TE-44, TS-314, TS-352/U, TS-380, TS-682/GSM
BT-70631 
BA-32

     
BC-222, BC-322
BA-32 Battery Front
A: +3
B: +144
C: -13.5
M: +4.5
BA-32 Battery Front
BA-32 Battery Front

 
BA-33
6135-00-120-1018

28
126.0
 7280
BQC-1, PQS-1, TBX-2
BT-70633 
BA-34
6135-00-120-1017

8
6.40
34.9 
BQC-1,GTC-1,MK10 MOD0, OE-8,TV-6/U
BT-70634
BA-35
6135-00-120-1016

1
1.40
 2.01 
 BQC-1, PRM-1, BC-376, BC-906/C, TBX-2
BT-70635 
E735
NEDA 900
BA-36
6135-00-120-1015
45
13
42.0
544 
PRM-1, SRA-56, BC-376M, SPARROW Missile Ground Support, TS-563
BT-70636
E762S
BA-37
1.5
3
1.40
 6.005
 BC-611-SCR-536
 
BA-38
6135-00-120-1013
103.5
25
95.2
 3053
  BC-611-SCR-536
BC-611   B+   Battery Box
BT-70638
BA-39 (A)

8
7.00
 34.9 
 SCR-659  
BA-39 (B)

28
140.0
 7280
  SCR-659  
BA-40 (A)

1
1.40
 2.01 
 
BT-70640 
BA-40 (B)
6135-00-120-1011

23
84.0
1292
   
BA-41 (-A to +B1)

20
26.6
 22220
SCR-609A, SCR-610  
BA-41 (-B2 to +B2)

32
53.2
40000
   
BA-42
1.5
3
1.35
 6.005
 PDR-39, PDR-T1, TA-838, TS-297, USM-223, M18
"C"
E93
MX1400
814
BA-43 (A)

1
1.40
 2.01 
   
BA-43 (B)

28
84.0
 7280
   
BA-43 (C)

15
41.4
 1267
   
BA-44

5
5.32
7.975
   
BA-48 (A)
6135-00-120-1007
1.5
1
1.35
 2.01 
GRC-9, GRC-87, SCR 694, SSTR 5
Saving Old Military Batteries
Mission: Rebuild a BA-48
BT-70648 
BA-48 (B)
90
26
84.0
3445
   
BA-51

24
62.1
1980
 
 467
BA-53
6135-00-120-1004
45
18
42.0
3271
PRS-1, BC-906/C, SCF-291, SCR-502
Thumb screws for Gng, +22.5 & +45 V
BT-70653 
BA-56
6135-00-120-1003
45
15
41.4
 1267
412 (80468)
BA-56
BT-70656 
455
BA-58
1.5
4
1.35
19.7
 KL-43
AA
BA-59
6135-00-120-1032
45
16
42.0
 1923
 5 hole socket
BT-70659
BA-63
45
18
42.0
 3271
URD-2, USS-2, TS-27B/TSM, TS-816/U
45V E738

 
Battery Type No.
Nom
V
Jack No.
Minimum
Permissible
Voltage
Load
Resistance
Ohms
Used On
Replacement
BA-65
6135-00-120-1034
1.5
1
1.40
 2.01 
PRC-29, Polygraph, URD-2,          4 "F" cells ?
BT-70656
BA-67 (A)

7
2.76
 19.8 
   
BA-67 (B)

25
82.8
 3053
   
BA-70 (A)
4.5
5
4.20
 7.975
 SCR-300/BC-1000
 
BA-70 (B1)
90
23
84.0
 1292
 SCR-300/BC-1000
 
BA-70 (B2)
60
21
56.0
856
 SCR-300/BC-1000
 
BA-90
9
 13  7.1  544   Common 9 Volt

BA-200/U
6135-00-050-3280


6
8
5.60
 34.9 
AAVP7A1,AAVR7A1, GSC-52(V1&2), MLQ-36, MTC-7, MTC-10, SPN-35A, TCC-29, TRQ-23, TSC-95, 6U Electric Lantern, LAV, M-101A1, M-816, MX-7301/TVN, OA-9141/TSM-170, OA-9234/G, OE-222/MSC, OE-371/G, OE-4/GR, PP-990G, SB-86, Artillery Maintenance Set, EOD Tool Kit
6 Volt Lantern Battery, Spring contacts
BT-70306-1  Alkaline
 BT-70306 Ni-Cad 
E508
BA-202/UF
1.5
3
1.35
 6.005
   ALT 813
BA-203/U
6135-00-100-0420
6
6
5.60
12.3
BQC-1B, BQQ-6, FQM-1
BT-70600
BA-205/U
6135-00-100-0423
3
6
2.80
 12.3
 UPM-46,TS-508
BT-70604
BA-206/U

6
8.00
 12.3
   
BA-207/U
9
6
8.40
 12.3
PIQ-5A, PVQ-1       thumb nuts, top carry handle
E716
NEDA 904
BA-208/U
6135-00-100-0426
3
8
2.80
 34.9 
 tab contacts  maybe 2 each AA side by side
BT-70608
E750
NEDA 904
BA-210/U
6
8
5.60
 34.9 
PRC-61, PTM-6, TYA-12, TYQ-2, TS-107A/TPM-1, TS-257A/ARW
4 "F" cells socket for 2-pin plug
E744 
BA-211/U

12
21.0
298.35
   
BA-216/U

5
4.20
 7.975
   
BA-218/U (A1)

5
2.80
 7.975
   
BA-218/U (A2)

1
1.28
 2.01 
   
BA-218/U (B)

24
145.8
 1980
   
BA-218/U (C)

8
6.40
 34.9 
   
BA-220/U (A)

1
1.35
 2.01 
   
BA-220/U (B)

26
84.0
 3445
   
BA-221/U (A)
1.5
3
1.38
 6.005
   
BA-221/U (B1)
67.5
DO NOT TEST
DO NOT TEST
     
BA-221/U (B2)
135
27
124.2
4879
   
BA-221/U (C)
-6
12
5.52
 298.35
   
BA-222/U
6
5
5.60
 7.975
2624 (95411)    16 "F" cells thumb screws on top
E706
NEDA 902
BA-223/U

13
42.0
 544
 
E484
NEDA 207
BA-225/U

5
2.80
 7.975
   NEDA 901
BA-226/U
6135-00-100-0463

7 ?
4.20?
19.8 ?
 BA-226
180 Volts
BT-70618
BA-227/U

7
2.70
 19.8 
   
BA-228/U

15
41.4
 1267
   
BA-230/U
6135-00-100-0459

12
21.0
 298.35
 
BT-70625
BA-231/U

3
1.40
 6.005
   

 
Battery Type No.
Nom
V
Jack No.
Minimum
Permissible
Voltage
Load
Resistance
Ohms
Used On
Replacement
BA-232/U
6135-00-100-0457
22.5
14
20.7
845.5
 15 each "N" cells  socket for 3-pin plug
BT-70632
BA-233/U

15
30.4
 1267
   
BA-234/U
6135-00-100-0455
45
16
41.4
 1923
 30 each "N" cells
BT-70643
BA-244/U (A)

1
1.40
 2.01 
   
BA-244/U (B)

25
63.0
 3053
   
BA-244/U (C)

10
6.60
 49.7
   
BA-245/U

 
 
 
USM-90, MK15 MOD0, Field Ops Tool Set
 
BA-249/U

       
E1461
BA-259/AM
water activated
6135-00-635-6370

     
TMQ-4, TMQ-31, OCD

1.5, 3.0 & 115 Volts

 
BA-261/U
6135-00-160-7159
22.5
19
20.0
 18750
PAR-1, PMQ-6, PSM-4, PTM-5, URM-105C, USM-319A, KE-7-1, KS-15-1, KS-15-3, KS-15-4, KS-4B, MX-989/PP
 Burgess U15, Y15
Duracell MN122
Energizer E412
Eveready ER-412
I.E.C. 15F20
Mallory M215
Mallory RM412R
Military BA261/U
NEDA 215, 710
Panasonic O15
RadioShack 960-0437, 23-9023
RCA V5084
Regency TR-1
Varta V72PX
BA-266/U
6135-00-583-3700
180
32
159.6
 40000
 120 each "FL-2" cells
BT-70604
BA-270/U (A)
6135-00-194-9352

1
1.35
 2.01 
PRC-6
 PRC-6 Battery Box
BT-70670
BA-270/U (B1)
45
14
41.4
 845.5
"
Saving Old Military Batteries
 
BA-270/U (B2)
45
15
41.4
 1267
"
 
BA-270/U (C)
6
10
*4.50
 49.7
"
 
BA-272/U
1.5
4
1.35
 19.7
   
BA-279/U (A)
6135-00-240-3200
1.5
1
1.35
 2.01 
PRC-8, PRC-9, PRC-10
PRC-26, PRC-28, PRC-50, PRC-51
BT-70679
BA-279/U (B1)
67.5
22
63.0
995
"
Saving Old Military Batteries
 
BA-279/U (C)
67.5
27
63.0
 4879
"
French
BA-511A
BA-279/U (C)
6
6
5.40
12.3
"
 
BA-291/U 
300 Volts
300
DO NOT TEST
DO NOT TEST
   
E493
NEDA 722
BA-304/U

19
20.0
     
BA-305/U
6135-00-112-8637
30
20
26.6
 22220
MK30 MOD 0, Ordnance for SDVT
E413
NEDA 210
BA-308/U
90
21
82.8
 856
   
BA-314/U

32
59.9
 40000
 
E457
NEDA 203
BA-317/U (A)
1.5
1
1.35
 2.01 
   
BA-317/U (B)
90
25
82.8
 3053
   
BA-331/U
6135-00-112-8634
15
19
13.3
18750
PDR-49
15 V
U10, 411, VS083
E411,
NEDA 208
BA-332/U
15
19
13.3
 18750
 
Duracell M504
Eveready 504, ER-504
Energizer E504
Gold Peak GP220
I.E.C. 10F15
Maxell W10
Military BA332/U
NEDA 220, 504M
Panasonic W10E
Polaroid 202, 222
RadioShack 23-509, 960-0355, 23-9008
Varta V74PX
Vinnic 10LR54
BA-333/U
6135-00-221-4719
22.5
19
20.0
 18750
PSQ-1A
E505
BA-334/U
30
20
26.6
 22220
   
BA-335/U
30
20
26.6
 22220
   
BA-358/U (A1)
1.5
1
1.35
 2.01 
 PRC-21
 
BA-358/U (A2)
6
8
5.40
 34.9 
   
BA-358/U (B1)
45
18
42.0
 3271
   
BA-358/U (B2)
67.5
27
63.0
 4879
   
BA-358/U (B3)
135
30
126.0
11320
   

 
Battery Type No.
Nom
V
Jack No.
Minimum
Permissible
Voltage
Load
Resistance
Ohms
Used On
Replacement
BA-376/U (A)
1.5
1
 1.28
2.01 
 
 
BA-376/U (B1)

16
 44.1
1923 
 
 
BA-376/U (B2)

16
 45.5
1923
 
 
BA-376/U (C)
6
10
 * 4.50
 49.7
 
 
BA-377/U (A)
1.5
1
 1.35
2.01 
 
 
BA-377/U (B1)
67.5
27
 63.0
4879 
 
 
BA-377/U (B2)
67.5
24
 60.7
1980 
 
 
BA-377/U (C)

8
 5.40
34.9 
 
 
BA-386/PRC-25 (A1)
6135-00-858-5712
3
6
 2.70
12.3 
GRA-114, KY-38, KY-65, PPS-15, PRC-25, PRC-74, PRC-77, PRD-10, PRD-11,  PSN-6, URR-69, USA-32, USQ-46, URC-110 
 257477BA
BA-386/PRC-25 (A2)
15
12
 14.0
298.35 
8 AA & 80 AA cells
 257477BA
BA-398/U (A1)

6
 2.70
 12.3

 
BA-398/U (A2)

12
 14.0
 298.35 
 
 
BA-399/U
6135-00-926-0845
15
13
 13.8
544 
PRT-4, -4A Transmitter
4BA
BT-70613
2 ea. 9 Volt
BA-401/U
1.5
3
 1.40
6.005 
PDR-27A, PIQ-1, PRC-34/36?
"F" cell with button top
 
BA-402/U = 1.5 V "F"
1.5
2
 1.40
 4.025
 
 
BA-403/U
1.5
1
 1.40
 2.01 
 
 
BA-404/U
1.5
1
 1.40
 2.01 
 
 
BA-405/U
1.5
1
 1.40
 2.01 
GRR-5
 
BA-406/U
3
6
 2.70
 12.3
 
 
BA-407/U
3
6
 2.80
 12.3
R-520/URR 
 
BA-408/U
6
8
 5.40
34.9 
 TRQ-23
 
BA-409/U
6135-00-164-8774
6
8
 5.60
 34.9 
 UMQ-4
BT-70609
BA-410/U
6135-00-164-8773
6
6
 5.60
 12.3
 UIH-4
BT-70610
BA-411/U
6
5
 5.60
7.975 
 
 
BA-412/U
6
5
 5.60
 7.975
 
 
BA-413/U
6135-00-164-8754
22.5
14
 20.7
 845.5
 PDR-27A, PDR-27C2
 
BA-414/U
6135-00-125-5256
45
15
 41.4
1267 
GRA-6, GRC-122C, GRC-142, TMQ-31, TRC-68, TYA-12, TYQ-2, VRC-9, VRQ-1, VRQ-3, VSC-2A, VSC-2(V1)
BT-70621
BA-415/U
90
25
 82.8
3053 
 
 
BA-416/U
6135-00-164-8768
130
27
 124.2
4879 
MMQ-1, PDR-27A, PMQ-6, WLR-3(XN-1) 
BT-70611
BA-417/U
6135-00-164-8756
22.5
15
 21.0
1267 
 
BT-70617
BA-418/U
45
16
 42.0
 1923
OA-1451/PRR , PRC-74, A
 
BA-419/U
6135-00-125-5257
90
27
 84.0
4879 
 AM-4872/FRC-136, SAR-6, URM-32, USM-88, VVS-2(V1), PRC-16
BT-70619
BA-420/U
6135-00-164-8758
130
28
 126.0
7280 
 
BT-70620

 
Battery Type No.
Nom
V
Jack No.
Minimum
Permissible
Voltage
Load
Resistance
Ohms
Used On
Replacement
BA-421/U
6135-00-164-8759
22.5
12
21.0
 298.35
 
BT-70621
BA-422/U
45
14
42.0
 845.5
   
BA-423/U
90
23
84.0
 1292
   
BA-424/U
130
24
126.0
 1980
   
BA-462/U
67.5
24
62.1
 1980
   
BA-463/U
67.5
25
63.0
 3053
   
BA-464/U
67.5
22
63.0
 995
   
BA-471/U (A)
7.5
8
6.75
34.9 
   
BA-471/U (A1)
1.5
3
1.35
 6.005
   
BA-472/U

     
NIKE 1A Missile
 
BA-485/U

     
NIKE B Missile
 
BA-486/U

     
PERSHING Missile
 
BA-501/U (A)
1.5
4
1.35
 19.7
   
BA-501/U (B)

32
45.2
 40000
   
BA-501/U (C)

10
3.90
 49.7
   
BA-505/U
6135-00-926-0844
6
10
5.00
 49.7
PRR-9 Receiver
4 each "N" cells
BT-70605
std 9 Volt
BA-516
6140-01-042-9942

         
BA-588/U

     
PRC-68 Squad Radios
Dissected BB-388/U
68BA
BB-388/U
6140-01-419-8190
BB-588
BB-590/U

     
PRC-104, -113, -117, -119
RT-991, -1175
TAS-4A
24.5 V 
NiCad
BB-390
6140-01-419-8187
5590
BA-605/U

     
HONEST JOHN Missile
 
BA-618/U

     
M-91
 
BA-630/U

     
LANCE/B Missile
 
BA-699R
6140-01-077-9447

     
old laptop computers

BA-801/PRC (A1)
3
6
2.70
 12.3
   
BA-801/PRC (A2)

12
14.0
 298.35
   
BA-801/PRC (B)

12
28.0
 298.35
   
BA-802/U
1.5
2
1.40
 4.025
BQH-2, BQR-2C, BQS-4B
2 each "F" cells
 
BA-803/U
6135-00-100-0413
6
8
5.60
 34.9 
Life Buoy Accessories
BT-70603
E510S
BA-804/U

5
7.00
 7.975
TSM-126, KS-14103L5, Polygraph, T-616/ SRT, TS-816/U
 
BA-805/U
90
25
82.8
 3053
 
 E490
BA-806/U
6135-00-100-0385

     
Polygraph
BA-59
BT-70606
BA-823/U

     
PAR-1
 
BA-833/U

     
PRC-39, PRC-40, WIM-1
 
BA-841/U

     
PRC-77
 
 

Start of Mercury Batteries



In 1996 the Public Law 104-142 was passed, Title II bans the intentional use of Mercury in batteries.  This bans Mercury button cells outright, but also has a big impact on Alkaline Manganese (aka Alkaline) batteries since Mercury was a key ingredient.  Here's an interpretation of this law I found on the net by "Wally".

2598226 Dry cell and separator therefor, Burgess Battery Co, May 27, 1952, 429/134, 429/200, 429/248 -
"Uneven corrosion results in decreased output capacity and usually causes 1ocal puncturing of the zinc electrode, which is accompanied by leakage of the electrolyte and an early end of the useful life of the cell. . . Briefly, the benefits of the invention are accomplished by providing a separating element between the zinc electrode and the mix which initially contains a mercury salt...."

Attached is a 1986 engineering bulletin that has some nice data on the common sized alkaline cells.  However, at least in the US, the cells we can buy today are not quite as good as the ones in the bulletin, which are extinct.


You do not have to search very far on the Internet to find leaky primary battery horror stories and even class action lawsuit activity.  Understandably the zinc carbon ones will leak when the zinc outer cup gets consumed from use and develops holes.  But the consumables on alkalines are on the inside so leakage is not from metal perforation, but from gas buildup and seal failure.  And leakage is seen from alkaline batteries when they still have useful life in terms of remaining capacity.


I did not find a good explanation on the net, so I made one up.  I call it the Leaky Battery Act, 104-142 passed in the US in 1996 and attached here for your consideration.  In particular see Title II, sections 203 and 204 (page 8 of the PDF).  Hint: the mercury was originally put there to do something important.


See Composition and Chemistry on page 2 (page 5 of the PDF) of the attached Duracell document: "To prevent wasteful corrosion of the zinc with concurrent generations of gas, the zinc powder is amalgamated."  Meaning metallic mercury added.  It turns out that small amounts of mercury were added into zinc carbon cells also to inhibit consumption of zinc unrelated to production of useful current.


Now, I'm not saying the original formula alkalines were leakproof.  And mercury does have some undesirable environmental aspects.  But deleting the mercury content did not help battery integrity.


Wally



Battery Type No. Nom
V
Jack No. Minimum
Permissible
Voltage
Load
Resistance
Ohms
Used On Replacement
BA-1003/U
7 5.00 19.8

BA-1006/U
6135-00-299-6918

4 0.90 19.7 PQS-1(XN-1), IM-174/PD, KS-19B, KS-99C1, ME-74/U, MK77 MOD0, SIDEWINDER Missile Test Set BT-70209
E625
BA-1010/U
3 1.00 6.005

BA-1015/U
1 1.00 2.01

BA-1030/U
2 1.00 4.025 PRD-54, SAR-6, TAQ-1, TPS-56B, USM-88
BA-1051/U
21 48.0  856

BA-1082/U
8 5.00  34.9 PDR-60
BA-1083/U
6135-00-557-0174

8 8.00 34.9

BA-1084/U (A)
7 5.00 19.8

BA-1084/U (B)
11 9.00 99.75

BA-1085U (- to +A1)
3 1.00 6.005

BA-1085/U (+A1 to +A2)
12 9.00 298.35

BA-1086/U
11 9.00  99.75 TS-1836A/U
BA-1087/U
7 3.00  19.8 ARM-164
BA-1088/U
3 1.00  6.005



 
Battery Type No.
Jack No.
Minimum
Permissible
Voltage
Load
Resistance
Ohms
Used On
Replacement
BA-1089/U
10
2.00
 49.7
   
BA-1090/U
12
6.00
 298.35
GSQ-151(V1)
 E148X
BA-1092/U
12
7.00
 298.35
   
BA-1093/U
10
6.00
 49.7
Vibration Meter X Accuracy  
BA-1094/U
10
4.00
 49.7
MGC-22  
BA-1096/U
     
CCFM-203
 
BA-1098/U
6135-00-556-8318
9
3.00
39.85
ME-513/U
BT-70264, E133
BA-1100/U
6135-00-926-0827
8
5.00
 34.9 
AAM-56, PVS-1, PVS-2, TVS-2/4, MK21 MOD2, MK36 MOD3, MK37 MOD1
BT-70199
BA-3100/U
TR134?
1100BA
BA-1102/U
3
1.00
 6.005
   
BA-1103/U
9
3.00
 39.85
   
BA-1105/U
3
1.00
 6.005
MK-576 Mod 0
BA-3105/U
BA-1106/U
8
3.00
 34.9 
   
BA-1110/U
4
1.00
 19.7
IR Binoculars  
BA-1111/U
11
11.0
 99.75
219C(94668) Transistor Tester  
BA-1112/U
     
URC-68
 1112BA
BA-1113/U
     
URC-64
 
BA-1028/U
5
2.00
 7.975
   
BA-1210/U
5
5.00
 7.975
   
BA-1228/U
       
E4
BA-1232/U
12
18.0
 298.35
   
BA-1234/U
13
36.0
 544
   
BA-1247/U
     
CRC-7 survival radio
 
BA-1264/U (A)
1
1.00
 2.01 
URC-4, URC-11, 
 
BA-1264/U (B)
24
102.0
 1980
   
BA-1277/U
6135-00-194-9354
1
1.00
 2.01 
 
BT-70677
BA-1278/U (B1)
14
35.0
 845.5
   
BA-1278/U (B2)
13
17.0
 544
   
BA-1278/U (C)
12
4.00
 298.35
   
BA-1288/U
3
1.00
 6.005
PDR-10, PDR-56, IM-174/PD, M-60A1  
BA-1293/U
10
2.70
 49.7
GRC-9, VRC-34
contains three 1.35 V PX 625 button cells (no longer available).
Can use 3 each 1.5 V EPX625 cells for radio bias.

For cameras the 1.35 volts is critical
http://www.weinproducts.com/weincell.htm
 
BA-1312/U
6135-00-269-5843
4
1.00
 19.7
PAS-5, SU-43/PAS-6 IR viewer, PDR-10, PQS-1(XN-1), USM-223, VRC-53, VRC-64, KS-19B, GRC-9 Bias Battery


Duracell: PX1, RM1N, RM1R,
  EverReady: 1, 1A, EVG PC1A,
Gold Peak: PC1A, I.E.C. LR50,
Mallory MR50,
Military BA1312/U,
NEDA 1100M,  1109M,  1110MP,
Panasonic MR50,
Radio Shack:23-9011
Rayovac RPX1,  T1N,
UCAR EPX1,
Varta V1PX,  VPX1
BT-70265, E1N
BA-1313/U (A)
1
1.00
 2.01 
   
BA-1313/U (B)
24
104.0
 1980
   
BA-1315/U (A)
1
1.00
 2.01
   
BA-1315/U (B)
24
102.0
 1980
   
BA-1318/U
6135-00-295-2619
10
3.40
 49.7
 MSE - replaced with BA-5372 & new Cap PS Apr 00 #569
 
BA-1328/U
6135-00-274-4035
3
1.00
6.005 
AAVR7A1, ASH-20, GSA-132A, MPQ-50, MPQ-61, MPQ-62, PSM-6, TSW-13, USM-21, BAU-414A, M-192-1, RBA-6, RBA-10, RBA-717A, SDU-30
BT-70263
Alkaline
Mod AA
BA-1330/U
4
1.00
 19.7
PDR-54, PSM-68
BT-70263

 
Battery Type No.
Jack No.
Minimum
Permissible
Voltage
Load
Resistance
Ohms
Used On
Replacement
BA-1363/U
6135-00-577-8309
12
9.00
 298.35
PSM-6, SG-886T/UR
BT-70202
BA-1371/U
6135-01-275-1034
10
4.00
 49.7
Portable Mine Detector Set 
BT-70530
BA-1372/U
6135-00-801-3493
Mercury

BA-5372
LiMnO2
12
5.00
 298.35
Common Hold Up Battery
GRC-210, PRC-119, PSQ-4, VSQ-1, KYK-13, OA-9263/GRC, PATRIOT Missile, RT-1476/ ARC, RT-1477/ARC, RT-1478/ARC, SYX-15, KG-84, KOI-18, KYK-13, KYX-15, KY-57, KY-58, KY-65, KY-68, KY-75, ECCM, MX-18290

The BA-1372 was made from a stack of 5 each "625" button cells.  Note tip is NEGATIVE.
BA-1372/U
BA-1372/U
BA-1372/U

BA-5372/U
BT-70532
Ultralife
BA-1373/U
6135-00-715-4001
8
2.00
34.9 
DSM-78, MGC-17, TGC-38 
BT-70167-1 FOR LiMnO2
BT-70167-2 FOR Alkaline
BA-1386/U (A1)
5
2.00
 7.975
   
BA-1386/U (A2)
11
12.0
 99.75
   
BA-1387/U
11
12.0
 99.75
 URC-10
 
BA-1389/U
6135-00-961-3603
11
8.00
 99.75
PSS-11 Detecting Set, Mine
4 ea.  CR123
BA-3389/U
BT-70262
BA-1391/U
3
1.00
 6.005
 IM-174A/PD Radiacmeter  
BA-1393/U
11
10.0
 99.75
   
BA-1396/U
10
4.00
 49.7
   
BA-1425/U
4
1.00
 19.7
 
EP401
ANSI LR1N,  N/LR1
AWI S09
Duracell MN9100
ElectroCell AL-5
Energizer E90, LR1
Eveready E401, E401E, E401N, EP401E
GP Batteries GP910A
Hewlett Packard 41CV, 19biii
I.E.C. 910A, 910F, 910M
JIS UM5
Kodak KN
Military BA1425/U
NEDA 1117M, 1118M, 910A
Panasonic AM5
Procell PC9100
Radio Shack 23-023
Rayovac 810, RN-2
Renata R401, RM401, RP401
Sanyo LR1
Sony LR1
Timex N
Toshiba LR1N
Varta 4001, V401H, V401HM

BA-1499/U
10
8.40
 49.7
   
BA-1509/U/PRC-64
12
24.0
 298.35
PRC-64 
Forensic examination
 
BA-1516/U
10
6.20
 49.7
 URT-33  
BA-1567/U



PVS-5 NVG
BA-5567/U
BA-1568/U
6135-00-838-0706
12
11.0
298.35
PRC-90,-1,-2,-103,-106
Survival Radio
90BA
BA-5368/U
BT-70425  LiMnO2 
BA-1574/U
6135-00-073-8939
     
SDU-5/E
ACR-4F, -4G
Distress Lights
Life Preserver, Minesweeping Equip
5BA
Battery Adapter
BA-5374/U
BT-70430 LiMnO2
Duracell PX32
BA-1588/U
     
PRC-68 Squad Radios
68BA
BB-388/U
6140-01-419-8190
BT-70267 Alkaline
BB-588
BA-1590
NSN 6135-99-626-5879

12.1

SARBE 5 Rescue radio
??? Thuis may be a typo.
BA-1590 may be an early version of the BA-5590???
BA-1844/U
6135-00-461-3590
       
BT-70269 Alkaline

End of Mercury Batteries


BA-2000 to BA-2999

For BA-2001 through 2999 use the BA-1 to BA-1999 battery above whose number is 2000 less.

 BA-3000 to BA-4999

Battery Type No.
Jack No.
Minimum
Permissible
Voltage
Load
Resistance
Ohms
Used On
Replacement
BA-3030/U = "D"
6135-00-930-0030
3
1.15
 6.005
SB-22, TA-312
E95
BA-3036/U
13
34.5
 544
   
BA-3042/U = "C"
6135-00-643-1308
3
1.10
 6.005
 
E93
BA-3044/U
5
4.40
 7.975
   
BA-3051/U
24
54.0
 1980
   
BA-3058/U
6135-00-935-2587
4
1.15
 19.7
NVG's, MAG Light 
"AA" 
815
MN1500
E91
BA-3063/U
18
36.0
 3271
   
BA-3090
6135-00-063-1978
      BSY-1, CYZ-10, GSQ-151(V1), MGC-9A, PSM-45A, SLQ-48, TCC-72A,  TRS-2(V), VDR-2, KG-194A, Lens Head, PP-7286, Survey Set-Artillary, Water  Purification Unit
"9" volt, MILES Equip
E522
Dantona LAP6
Duracell M9V/SHD MN1604
Energizer L522
Eveready 216
I.E.C. 6F22
Kodak K9V
Military BA3090/U
NEDA 1604, 1604A, 1604LC
Panasonic 006PN, AM6F
Radio Shack 23-665
Rayovac A1604
Sony 6F22SB, 6LR61
Toshiba RF22UB
Ultralife U9VL, U9VLJ Varta 5522
BA-3100/U
6135-01-419-4985
     
PVS-1
TVS-2,4
BT-70199
BA-3105/U
6135-01-442-4581
     
MK-576 Mod 0
BT-70295
BA-3200/U
8
4.40
 34.9 
   
BA-3202/U
3
1.15
 6.005
 
E95
BA-3386/U
      GRA-114, KY-38, KY-65, PPS-15, PRC-25, PRC-74, PRC-77, PRD-10, PRD-11,  PSN-6, URR-69, USA-32, USQ-46
 257477BA
BA-3389/U
6135-01-442-4580
     
PSS-11 Detecting Set, Mine
BT-70262
BA-3403/U
1
1.15
 2.01 
   
BA-3415/U
6135-00-411-3171
25
72.0
 3053
 
BT-70622
BA-3515/U
     
PRC-66, A, B
 
BA-3517/U
6135-00-450-3528
        BT-70623
BA-3553/U
        BT-70654
BA-3590/U
6135-01-070-3865
     
PRC-104, -113, -119
BB-590/U
6140-01-063-3918
BB-2590/U
BT-70082
BA-5590
BA-3600/U
     
PSC-2
Digital Comm Term
BT-70552
BA-4270/U (A)
1
b 1.45
 2.01 
   
BA-4270/U (B1)
14
b 41.4
 845.5
   
BA-4270/U (B2)
15
b 41.4
 1267
   
BA-4270/U (C)
10
b 4.5
 49.7
   
BA-4386/PRC-25 (A1)
6135-00-926-8322
6
b 2.70
 12.3
GRA-114, KY-38, KY-65, PPS-15, PRC-25, PRC-74, PRC-77, PRD-10, PRD-11,  PSN-6, URR-69, USA-32, USQ-46, URC-110 
257477BA
BB-586/U
6140-01-084-1460
BT-70240 Alkaline
BT-70245
BA-4386/PRC-25 (A2)
12
b 12.0
 298.35
Note: the TS-183 does not do a good job!
Use the PSM-13 for better results
The PSM-13 does not do a good job!
Use a 16 Ohm load
 257477BA
BA-4504/U
10
b 4.20
 49.7
   
BA-4519/U (A1)
6
b 2.70
 12.3
   
BA-4519/U (A2)
12
b 12.0
 298.35
   
BA-4801/U (A1)
6
b 2.70
 12.3
   
BA-4801/U (A2)
12
b 12.0
 298.35
   
BA-4801/U (A3)
12
b 24.0
 298.35
   

a - Denotes minimum permissible voltage reading must be taken with switch set to NO LOAD.
b - Denotes minimum permissable voltage reading must be taken with switch in FULL LOAD position and after 10 seconds.


The following are additional battery Types not in the above manual.

5000 Series Batteries  (Lithium types)


Battery Type No.
Nom
V
Jack No.
Minimum
Permissible
Voltage
Load
Resistance
Ohms
Used On
Replacement
BA-5112/U
6135-01-235-4168

 
 
 
PRC-112, KY-913
 
BA-5123/U 

 
 
 
 
AWI CR123A
Bark Limiter 2 CR123A
Brinkmann Maxfire 3D
Canon M
Citizen 280-204
Dantona LITH8
Duracell DL123, DL123A, DL123A2
Energizer E123
Energizer ECR123, EL123AP, EL123AP-2
Fujifilm CR123A
Hi-Capacity B-262
Kodak K123, K123LA
Maxell CR123
Military CR123, BA-5123U
NEDA K123LA
Panasonic CR123
Polaroid CR123A
Radio Shack 23-155
Relisys RL12
Sigma CR123
Streamlight CR123A
Toshiba CR123A,
Tritronics VL123
BA-5347/U
6135-01-455-7947

 
 
 
 
BT-70478
BA-5367/U
6135-01-507-1135




3 Volt LiMnO2 replacement for BA-5567
PSG messinging devices
PVS-4, PVS-5B, PVS-5C, PVS-7A, PVS-7B, TVS-5

BA-5368/U
6135-01-455-7947

 
 
 
PRC-90
Survival Radio
90BA
BT-70425
BA-5372/U
6135-01-214-6441
6135-01-214-0441
LiMnO2
Tip is Negative

 
 6.0
 

BA-5372/U


Crypto memory hold up
GRC-210, PRC-119, PSQ-4, VSQ-1, KYK-13, OA-9263/GRC, MX-18290, PATRIOT Missile, RT-1476/ ARC, RT-1439, RT-1477/ARC, RT-1478/ARC, SYX-15, KG-84, KOI-18, KYK-13, KYX-15, KY-57, KY-58, KY-65, KY-68, KY-75, SINCGARS
BT-70532
BA-5374/U
6135-01-455-9646
6
 
 
 
SDU-5/E
ACR-4F, -4G
Distress Lights
5BA
BT-70430
BA-5513

 
 
 
 PRC-19,-19A
 
BA-5557/U
6135-01-088-2708

 
 
 
REMBASS, AN/PAS-7
PSG-5 (24V)
BB-557/U
6140-01-071-5070
BT-70145
BA-5567/U
LiSO2
6135-01-090-5363
6135-01-090-5365  6135-01-447-5082

 
 
 
replaced BA-1567/U
AVS-6, KOK-12, KI-1C, PAQ-4, PVS-2, PVS-4, PVS-5, PVS-7, TVS-2, TVS-4, TVS-5, VVS-2
This does not look correct. 
The TVS-2 uses the BA-1100 6 Volt battery.
1.03 dia x 0.7" hi
see:
BA-5367
BA-5588/U
6135-01-088-2708
15

 11.0
 25
M-23, PRC-68, A, B, PRC-126, PRC-128, PRC-136
68BA
BA-5590/U
6135-01-036-3495
2 ea
15 V
 
 
 
Compact Laser Designator, CSZ-1A, GSQ-187, HST-4, IREMBASS, KY-57, KY-65, KY-99, LST-5, MST-20, OE-239, PDR-75, PLRS, PM-15, PPN-19, 
PRC-104, PRC-113, PRC-117, PRC-119, PRC-132, PRC-138, PSC-3, PSC-5, PSQ-4, TAS-4, TAS-6, UIH-6, URC-100, URC-101, URC-110
BB-590/U
6140-01-063-3918
BA-5598

 
 
 
DT-561/GSQ, DT-562/GSQ, DT-565/GSQ, GRA-114, GRC-122C, GRQ-26, KY-38, KY-65, MSC-25, PPS-5, PPS-15, PRC-74, PRC-77, PRD-10, PRD-11, PSN-6, PSN-9, PSQ-4, UGC-74, USQ-46
Not PRC-25
BA-5599/U
6135-01-069-8575

     
RARELY USED
 
BA-5600/U

 
 
 
PSC-2
Digital Comm Term
BA-3600/U
BB-2600/U
6140-01-467-5853
BT-70433
BT-70552
BA-5790/U

 
 
 
PRC-80
 
BA-5800/U
6135-99-760-9742

 
 6 volts
 
ASN-169 (SLGR), PSG-7(V)1 PSG-7(V)2, PSN-10 (SLGR) CAM, PSN-8, PSN-11 ( PLGR) CP-1995/U (SHTU)
 
BA-5847/U
6135-01-090-5364

 
 
 
TS-3951/PRM-34
PAS-18 Thermal Sight
PRS-7 Mine Det
   TS-54
BB-2847
NSN 6140-01-419-8194
4 ea. AA
BA-6516/U

 
 
 
GVS-5
Melios
BB-516A/U
6140-01-419-8189
BA-7477N

 
 
 
PRC-74, PRC-77
10 "D" batt adapter
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
Battery Type No.
Jack No.
Minimum
Permissible
Voltage
Load
Resistance
Ohms
Used On
Replacement
K123LA Lithium
 
 
 
 
EL123AP, DL123A, CR123A, K123LA, 
BA-5123/U
EL-123
6135-01-351-1131
 
 
 
TACLIGHT, ANCD 
 
MA-2477
6135-00-930-0810
         
LSI4500
 
3.6 nominal
AA size
 
PLUGGER Memory Battery
 

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