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primary cell

[′prī‚mer·ē ′sel]
(electricity)
A cell that delivers electric current as a result of an electrochemical reaction that is not efficiently reversible, so that the cell cannot be recharged efficiently.

primary cell

A cell that generates electric current by electrochemical means; the discharge of electric current causes one of the electrodes in the cell to be consumed; usually a cell cannot be recharged from an external source of electric power, although some can be recharged to a limited extent.
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The Defense Department also gains better return for its investment in rechargeable batteries, but they are initially more expensive and cannot store as much power as primary batteries.
A recent example of this dynamic is the incorporation of charge indicators on primary batteries.
Market value and volume for primary batteries and cells by type (air-zinc, lithium, manganese dioxide, mercuric oxide, silver oxide, parts for primary batteries and cells, other primary batteries and cells)
Table 35: World Historic Review for Primary Batteries byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-65
INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 Primary Batteries I-4 Zinc-Carbon I-4 Alkaline Batteries I-4 Primary Lithium Batteries I-4 Secondary Batteries I-4 Nickel-Cadmium Batteries I-4 Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries I-4 Lithium Ion Batteries I-5 Other Batteries I-5
Table 68: Canadian Historic Review for Consumer Batteries by Product Group/Chemistries - Primary Batteries (Zinc Carbon, Alkaline, and Primary Lithium) and Secondary Batteries (Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride, Lithium Ion, and Others) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24 Table 69: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Consumer Batteries by Product Group/Chemistries - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Primary Batteries (Zinc Carbon, Alkaline, and Primary Lithium) and Secondary Batteries (Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride, Lithium Ion, and Others) Markets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25
Product sales in applications not specifically defined as consumer, industrial, or government related will expand the fastest, largely due to a rise in health care spending on primary batteries.
This will be the first large-scale, industry sponsored, voluntary program for the collection and recycling of primary batteries anywhere in the world," said Jim Heidenreich from Rayovac.
Contract notice:Providing of accumulators, primary cells and primary batteries
General 86Alkaline Batteries 89Primary Lithium 92Other Primary Batteries 95Zinc-Air 97Zinc-Carbon/Zinc-Chloride 99Silver Oxide 101Specialty & All Other Primary Batteries 102
Market value and volume for primary batteries and cells by type and country (air-zinc, lithium, manganese dioxide, mercuric oxide, silver oxide, parts, other)