Can hearing aid batteries be substituted for the ones used in wristwatches?

Question by tootsieroller: Can hearing aid batteries be substituted for the ones used in wristwatches?
The number on the back of the watch battery is #377. TIA.

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Answer by FARSCAPE23
Unfortunally,hearing aid batteries comes in sizes different than wristwatches, do not even try it, or you can damage any part of the hearing aid attempting to install a wrong size batterie.
( A couple of dollars will save you hundreds )

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One Response to “Can hearing aid batteries be substituted for the ones used in wristwatches?”

  1. gatcllc says:

    No. The power characteristics, venting requirements, and dimensions are different.

    Product Details:
    BUTTON CELL BATTERY 377 OXIDE Energizer Watch Batteries (Button Cell), Type: Silver Oxide, Voltage: 1.5 V, Diameter: 6.8 mm, Height: 2.6 mm
    http://www.mcminone.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=MCMProducts&product%5Fid=291%2D395
    http://www.duracell.com/oem/primary/silver/silver_oxide_prod.asp

    The most common hearing aid battery sizes are 10, 13, 312 and 675.
    http://www.rayovac.com/hearing/faq.htm
    A cross reference guide is at http://www.rayovac.com/hearing/cr_hearingAid.htm

    Duracell indicates these are 1.4V. The 675 is 5.4 thick x 11.6 mm diam The 312 is 3.6 thick x 7.9 mm. The 13 is 5.4 x 7.9 . The 10 is 3.6 x 5.8 .
    http://www.duracell.com/oem/Primary/Zinc/675.asp
    http://www.duracell.com/oem/Primary/Zinc/312.asp
    http://www.duracell.com/oem/Primary/Zinc/13.asp
    http://www.duracell.com/oem/Primary/Zinc/10.asp

    Not a good enough fit. Besides, the 377 is a lot more available than the hearing aid batteries.


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