Lithium-thionyl chloride cells have a metallic lithium anode (the lightest of all the metals) and a liquid cathode comprising a porous carbon current collector filled with thionyl chloride (SOCl2). They deliver a voltage of 3.6 V and are cylindrical in shape, in 1/2AA to D format, with spiral electrodes for power applications and bobbin construction for prolonged discharge.

Lithium-thionyl chloride cells have a high energy density, partly because of their high nominal voltage of 3.6 V. Bobbin versions can reach 1220 Wh/L and 760 Wh/kg, for a capacity of 18.5 Ah at 3.6 V in D format. Because self-discharge is extremely low (less than 1% per year), this kind of cell can support long storage periods and achieve a service life of 10 to 20 years.

For different applications, the cells can be fitted with various types of connectors and assembled in various battery arrays, including a number of standardized versions.

ls cell range

Non Rechargeable Battery

Main applications

  • Memory back-up
  • Real-time clocks
  • Utility metering
  • Automated Meter Reading
  • Wireless alarms and Security devices
  • Emergency location transmitters beacon
  • Electronic toll collection
  • Professional electronics


LSH Cell Range

Non rechargeable battery

main applications

  • utility metering
  • automated meter reading
  • alarms and security wireless devices
  • mobile asset tracking
  • GPS
  • emergency location beacon transmitters (ELTs, EPIRBs)
  • professional electronics
  • military radiocommunication
  • sonobuoys
  • oil exploration
  • automotive telematics
  • telemetry