Updated February 11, 2020 by Kaivaan Kermani

The 7 Best CR1632 Batteries

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in November of 2017. If you're worried that your car remote, sports bracelet or garage door key fob is going to suddenly stop working when you need it the most, then you should probably keep some CR1632 batteries in your kitchen drawer. These 3-volt lithium coin cells can also keep a plethora of medical devices running, such as digital thermometers, glucose monitors, and heart-rate monitors. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best cr1632 battery on Amazon.

7. Energizer Lithium

6. Oniza 8 Pack

5. GloFX Coin Cells

4. Panasonic Multi-Purpose

3. LiCB 10-Pack

2. PK Cell Bulk 30 Pack

1. Sony 10 Pack

Editor's Notes

February 06, 2020:

The first thing I did during the update was to remove options that had been frequently and recently reported as having DOA (Dead on Arrival) cells. This is a common issue when buying batteries, and it’s important to collate findings from multiple user reviews regarding this issue, since sellers often stock out-of-date batteries that may have been good only last year, especially with lithium ion batteries that age quicker than alkaline batteries, due to their high self-discharge rates.

In this case, I had to remove the Duracell Batteries, as many cells were commonly reported to be DOA, or had significantly lower voltage readings than the rated 3V. They were also much more expensive per unit than other options, and while the company generally makes quality cells, you have to make sure they aren’t overpriced, which would have been the case here, even if they were ‘fresh’ batteries. The Eunicell Blister Pack also had to be removed for the same reason, even though it would have been an otherwise good product, with reliable cells at a low cost-per-unit. In their places, I’ve included some reliable options that also have low unit costs – the LiCB 10-Pack, and Oniza 8 Pack. LiCB generally makes some good cells, along with B-list battery manufacturers like AmVolt and Maxell and Sony; while Oniza is one of those generic brands that I'd never heard of, but just happened to have surprised me with their CR1632 cells.

I also had to remove the mighty Celewell 50 Pack due to availability issues, but after searching for a while, I managed to find a good direct replacement, the PK Cell Bulk 30 Pack. Remember that while lithium cells may have high discharge rates, they have a high voltage (3V) and capacity (~120-140mAh) for such small cells, and they tend to perform very well in cold temperatures up to around -40F.

Kaivaan Kermani
Last updated on February 11, 2020 by Kaivaan Kermani

Kaivaan grew up in a little town called York in the north of England, though he was whisked off to sunny Jamaica at the age of 14, where he attended high school. After graduating, he returned to the UK to study electronic engineering at the University of Warwick, where he became the chief editor for the engineering society’s flagship magazine. A couple of uninspiring internships in engineering later however, and after some time spent soul-searching and traveling across Asia and East Africa, he he now lives and works in in Dubai.

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