Battery Equivalents and Replacements

LR44, AG13, SG13, LR1154, SR44, SR44SW, 303, 357, A76 Battery Equivalents and Replacements

AG13/LR44/SR44/SR44SW/357 button/coin cell batteries are very popular batteries, commonly found in wrist watches, small flashlights, calculators, some remote control devices, thermometers, laser pointers, and other small electronic units.

According to the IEC standard, this battery should be called LR1154 (alkaline) or SR1154 (silver-oxide). Sometimes shorter, two-digit code is used: LR44 for alkaline and  SR44 (or SR44SW) for silver-oxide batteries.

Many manufacturers use their own names for these batteries, but they also tend to add IEC and other standard codes, including short descriptions of the chemistry and other important features.

Updated: August 18, 2022.

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LR44/SR44 Battery Features and Specifications

LR44/LR1154 (alkaline) or SR44/SR1154 (silver-oxide) batteries are button/coin cell batteries 11.6 mm in diameter and 5.4 mm in height. Their capacity depends on the used chemistry but also on the cut-off voltage of the used device.

Few notes:

- AG13 vs SG13: AG13 should be 'alkaline G13,' and SG13 should be 'silver-oxide G13' battery. However, sometimes manufacturers mark silver-oxide batteries with both SG13 (correct) and AG13 (not so correct) to emphasize that their battery is a replacement for AG13/LR44/LR1154 battery.

- if the battery code starts with the 'L', then it is most probably an alkaline coin cell.

- if the battery code starts with the 'S', then it is a silver oxide coin cell.

- if the battery code starts with the 'P', then it is a zinc-air coin cell.

- if the battery code starts with the 'M' or 'N', then it is a mercury-oxide coin cell. However, due to the presence of mercury, these batteries are no longer in use.

- if the battery code after the digits contains 'P', then it is the battery with potassium hydroxide electrolyte.

- if the battery code after the digits contains 'S', then it is the battery with sodium hydroxide electrolyte.

- if the battery code after the digits doesn't contain 'P' or 'S', then most probably that battery contains an organic electrolyte.

- if the battery code after the digits contains 'W', then the battery complies with the IEC 60086-3 watch batteries standard.

AG13/LR44/SR44/SR44SW/357 Battery Chemistries Comparison Chart

Comparison and examples of the button/coin 11.6 x 5.4 mm cell batteries are given in the following table.

Chemistry Alkaline Silver-Oxide Zinc Air Mercury-Oxide
Nominal Voltage 1.5V 1.55V 1.4-1.45V 1.35V
End-Point Voltage 1.0V 1.2V 1.05-1.1V 1.1V
Notes Voltage drops over time Very constant voltage Slightly lower voltage, large capacity;
mostly used as hearing aid batteries
Slightly lower voltage, contains mercury;
not in use anymore
Typical Labels LR44, 76A, AG13, LR1154, A76, L1154 SR44W, SR44, SR44SW, 157, 357, 303, SG13, AG13, S76, A76, SR1154 675, Blue Tab, ZA675, PR44, 7003ZD MR44, MR1154
Typical Capacity 110-130 mAh 150-200 mAh 600-700 mAh 180-200 mAh
Amazon Link LR44 AG13 Battery SR44 357 Battery PR44 Battery No longer in use.

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What is the Voltage of an LR44 Battery?

The voltage of LR44 and other buttons/coin 11.5x5.4 mm batteries depends on the exact battery chemistry, the battery age, temperature, current capacity, etc.

In most situations, nominal voltage is the open-circuit voltage of a brand new battery at room temperature - as soon as the battery is being discharged, the battery voltage drops.

Mercury-oxide batteries are no longer in use due to the mercury content, which is not the most environment-friendly metal - to say the least.

675 p44 batteryZinc-air batteries have slightly lower voltage (1.4 V vs. 1.5 V) when compared with alkaline batteries, but they have a rather large capacity of 600-700 mAh.

These batteries use oxygen from the air and wet electrolyte - prior to the use, the tab is removed, and the air enters the battery. However, when electrolyte dries out, the battery is dead even if it hasn't been depleted by the use.

The price of the battery is acceptable and not higher than the price of other LR44/SR44 batteries.

Silver-oxide batteries have a slightly higher nominal voltage (1.55 V vs. 1.5 V) when compared with alkaline batteries, but unlike alkaline batteries, this voltage remains fairly constant during use, with a cut-off voltage around 1.2V.

Also, silver-oxide batteries have a larger capacity when compared with alkaline batteries.

These batteries are the preferred choice for powering watches, calculators, and similar small electronic devices. Such devices can have reliability issues when being powered by alkaline batteries due to the voltage drop.

Silver-oxide batteries cost slightly more than alkaline batteries, but their features and performances IMHO justify the price difference. When buying larger packages, the price difference is usually negligible.

Alkaline batteries have been on the market for a long time - they are cheap and reliable and have a decent capacity of 110-130 mAh.

Since their voltage drops during use, their capacity depends on the device's cut-off voltage - if it is some digital watch that signals at 1.2V battery voltage that it is time to change the battery, then these batteries are not recommended for such devices.

But, they are good to go for general use in toys, small flashlights, and similar applications.

LR44 Batteries Cross Reference Chart

The following cross-reference chart lists some of the most popular LR44, SR44, and 675 battery models, with their most important features and specifications:

Battery Datasheet


Nominal and Cutoff Voltages


Discharge Current

Operating Temperature

Annual Self-Discharge Rate

Duracell 675

Zinc Air

1.45V, 1.1V

625 mAh, 620Ω @21°C down to 1.1V


0°C to 50°C

4 years (unactivated) @21°C

Duracell 76A/LR44


1.5V, 0.9/1.2V

130 mAh, 6k8Ω @20°C down to 1.2V


-10°C to +60°C

<10% @20°C

Duracell D303/D357

Silver Oxide

1.55V, 0.9/1.2V

170 mAh, 6k8Ω @20°C down to 0.9V

~0.229 mA @1.55V 6k8Ω @20°C

0°C to +60°C

<10% @20°C

Energizer 357/303

Silver Oxide

1.55V, 1.2V

150 mAh, 6k8Ω @21°C down to 1.2V

0.204 mA @1.39V @21°C


~2% @20°C

Energizer 675

Zinc Air

1.4V, 1.05V

575 mAh, IEC-STD at 15/5 mA @21°C down to 1.05V




Energizer A76


1.5V, 0.9V

175 mAh, 6k8Ω @21°C down to 0.9V

0.191 mA @1.30V @21°C



Energizer 357/303

Silver Oxide

1.55V, 1.2V

150 mAh, 6k8Ω, @21°C, down to 1.2V

204μA @1.39V 6k8Ω


~2% @20°C

Eurobatt AG13 LR44


1.5V, 0.9V

130 mAh, 1.0 kΩ @20±2°C down to 0.9V

0-10 mA



muRata LR44


1.5V, 0.9V

150 mAh, down to 0.9V

~0.3 mA @1.50V 4k7Ω @23°C

-10°C to +60°C


muRata SR44

Silver Oxide

1.55V, 1.2V

155 mAh, down to 1.2V

~0.3 mA @1.55V 4k7Ω @23°C

-10°C to +60°C 


Rayovac 303/357

Silver Oxide

1.55V, 1.2V


~0.22 mA @1.55V 6k8Ω @20°C

-10°C to 65°C

10 years @20°C

Rayovac 675

Zinc Air

1.45V, 1.05V

~535 mAh, IEC-STD at 15/5 mA down to 1.05V


-10°C to 50°C

4 years (unactivated) @21°C

Renata 303 Low Drain

Silver Oxide

1.55V, 1.2V

175 mAh, 8k25Ω @20°C down to 1.2V

~0.189 mA @1.55V 8k25Ω @20°C

-10°C to 60°C

<5% @20°C

Renata 357 High Drain

Silver Oxide

1.55V, 1.2V

190 mAh, 5k62Ω @25°C down to 1.2V 

~0.272 mA @1.55V 5k62Ω @20°C

-10°C to 60°C 

<10% @20°C

Renata ZA675

Zinc Air

1.45V, 1.05V

660 mAh


0°C to +45°C

<5% annually unactivated @20°C

Varta LR44


1.5V, 0.9V

155 mAh, 5k6Ω @20°C down to 0.9V


-10°C to +65°C


As one can see, while nominal and cutoff voltages are more or less the same, nominal capacities differ, often depending on the conditions under which those capacities were measured.

Batteries Similar to LR44/SR44/SR44SW

LR44/SR44/SR44SW batteries can be used to replace not just button 11.6x5.4 mm coin cells but also to replace larger batteries as well.

cr11108 lithium 1Lithium non-rechargeable CR11108 or CR1/3N batteries feature 3.0 nominal voltage and nominal capacity in the 160-170 mAh range.

Their diameter is 11.6 mm, and their height is 10.8 mm - exactly the same dimensions of two LR44/SR44/SR44SW batteries stacked vertically.

CR11108 or CR1/3N batteries are commonly used in cameras, calculators, dog collars, gun sights, PDAs, computer motherboards, etc.

Sometimes people replace one CR11108 battery with two LR44/SR44 batteries directly in the device, creating a battery pack with a nominal voltage of 3.1 volts (3.0 volts for alkaline LR44 battery) with a nominal capacity in the 150-200 mAh range (110-150 mAh for alkaline battery).

For more about CR11108 batteries, feel free to check our CR11108, CR1/3N, CR-1/3N, DL1/3N, 2L76, 2LR44 3V Lithium Non-Rechargeable Battery Equivalents and Replacements article.

4lr44 battery4LR44 or 4SR44 battery is a cylindrical battery describing its internal construction with its label.

4LR44/4SR44 batteries are just four LR44 or four SR44SW batteries stacked together to create a battery with a nominal voltage of 6 (4LR44) or 6.2 (4SR44) volts. Their typical capacity is 110-150 mAh for 4LR44 and 150-200 mAh for 4SR44 battery.

Physical dimensions of the 4LR44/4SR44 batteries are 25.2 mm in height and 13 mm in diameter - some manufacturers deliver their devices with plastic battery holders, allowing the use of either 4LR44/4SR44 batteries or four LR44/SR44 batteries.

Note: four LR44/SR44 batteries stacked vertically feature a diameter of 11.6 mm and a height of 21.6 mm, thus requiring the battery holder to fit a 25.2x13 mm battery compartment.

4LR44/4SR44 batteries are used in film cameras, medical instruments, flashlights, dog collars, etc.

For more about 4SR44/4LR44 batteries, feel free to check our 4SR44, 4LR44, PX28A, A544, 28A, K28A Battery Equivalents and Replacements article.

LR44/SR44 Battery Safety Concerns

LR44/SR44 batteries are shiny objects that look appealing to curious kids and pets that may swallow LR44/SR44 or any similar small batteries. Most manufacturers package LR44/SR44 and other smaller batteries in the packages labeled as 'kids and pets safe' - this means that even adults will have trouble opening the package and getting the battery out.

However, don't underestimate kids and pets when trying to get something they want, especially if it is forbidden ...

Despite modern batteries not having mercury, cadmium, or similar heavy metals or other dangerous pollutants, button/coin and similar batteries are very dangerous when swallowed - body liquids close the circuit between the anode (negative) and the cathode (positive), causing local electrolysis and buildup of various, very aggressive chemicals, including a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) which damages the surrounding tissue rather quickly, causing serious injuries or even death.

So, if the LR44/SR44 or any other battery gets swallowed by the kid or pet (or even adult, but why would ...?!), call the emergency services immediately and do as instructed (most often induce vomiting right away - just act as instructed).

Please, this is a serious warning, so act accordingly ...

LR44, SR44, PR44 Batteries Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are some of the most common Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about LR44, SR44, PR44, and similar batteries:

Is an LR44 the same as a 357? Will a 357 battery replace an LR44?

No, LR44 and 357 batteries are not the same, but in many situations, they are interchangeable.

LR44 battery is alkaline 11.6 x 5.4 mm button/coin cell battery, while 357 is high-drain silver-oxide 11.6 x 5.4 mm button/coin cell battery.

LR44 battery is often somewhat cheaper than 357 battery, but it also features a higher self-discharge rate, lower capacity, less stable voltage, and similar.

Both LR44 and 357 batteries are non-rechargeable batteries.

Is LR44 the same as CR2032?

No, the LR44 battery is an alkaline 11.6 x 5.4 mm coin cell battery with a nominal voltage of 1.5V, while the CR2032 battery is a lithium 20 x 3.2 mm coin cell battery with a nominal voltage of 3.0V.

Although both batteries are non-rechargeable batteries, they differ in dimensions, voltage, capacity, discharge characteristics, etc.

Can I use AA batteries instead of LR44?

No, AA batteries are cylindrical 14.5 x 50.5 mm batteries, while LR44 batteries are coin batteries with physical dimensions of 11.6 x 5.4 mm.

What is the LR44 battery equivalent to?

LR44 batteries are equivalent to alkaline, silver-oxide, and even zinc-air 11.6 x 5.4 mm batteries - they have the same dimensions and very similar voltages.

But, they differ in capacity and discharge characteristics - depending on the applications, this may be important, or maybe not ...

Can the LR44 battery replace the hearing aid PR44/675 battery?

Yes, the LR44 battery can replace the PR44/675 battery in the hearing aid devices, but ...

LR44 battery can fit PR44/675 battery compartment, but LR44 battery features much lower capacity, on average 150 mAh vs. 650 mAh and thus lasts much shorter than the original PR44/675 battery.

Long Story Short: if you are unsure which AG13/LR44/SR44/SR44SW/357 battery to buy, go for a reliable silver-oxide SR44/357 battery with good reviews from reputable brands even if it means paying slightly more.

If you need a hearing aid battery, a good 675/P44 battery from a good company will be just fine.

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