A23 battery

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Left to right: AA, AAA, AAAA, E90 and A23 batteries
An open A23 battery showing the LR932 cells with an intact battery

The A23 battery (also referred to as 23AE, GP23A, V23GA,[1] LRV08,[2] 8LR932,[3] 8LR23, MN21, L1028 or ANSI-1181A) is a dry battery consisting of eight LR932 cells, with a nominal voltage of 12 V.

It is mainly used in small electronic keychain radio devices, such as keyless vehicle entry systems, home security systems, garage door openers, and Bluetooth headsets.[4]


An A23 battery is cylindrical and approximately two-thirds the length of an AAA battery, measuring 28.2 mm long and 10.0 mm in diameter, with a typical weight of 8 grams. An A23 battery is an 8-cell device with a nominal voltage of 12 V. The higher voltage is necessary for the radio frequency-transmitting and receiving devices which A23 batteries often power. It has a capacity of around 55 mAh.[4]

A23 batteries are constructed of eight individual LR932 alkaline button cells enclosed in a wrapper.

The A23 battery is close in size to the N battery, which has a voltage of 1.25 V to 1.5 V. It is also similar to the A27 battery, which has the same 12 V nominal voltage and almost the same length but is smaller in diameter by about 20% .[5]

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  1. ^ "Overview [of special battery types] - VARTA Consumer Batteries". VARTA Consumer Batteries. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  2. ^ "LRV08 - Panasonic-batteries.com". panasonic-batteries.com. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  3. ^ "Duracell Technical Library". Archived from the original on 2013-01-21.
  4. ^ a b "Shenzhen Power Stations Limited - 23A specification (PDF)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 24, 2012.
  5. ^ "Cell batteries". Retrieved 16 July 2013.

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