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A lithium coin cell like the CR2032 battery or CR2025 is a small, coin-shaped battery that is based on lithium manganese dioxide chemistry.
The industry standard (IEC) sizes for some common household lithium coin batteries are:
Lithium coin cells, like CR2032 batteries, are widely used in consumer products like home phones, watches, and cameras. They are well known to be used in electronic circuit boards and computer motherboards.
Lithium coin batteries, like the CR2032 battery or the CR2025 battery, are often used as the CMOS battery in many motherboards.
You may need to replace the CMOS battery when:
You may need to replace the CMOS battery when the above messages begin to appear.
Portable medical devices such as digital thermometers, blood-pressure meters, and blood-glucose meters use lithium batteries as their main power source. Some other critical devices such as an artificial cardiac pacemaker (which helps the heart to beat), also use these batteries. Advances in lithium coin batteries enabled these devices to become more portable and used remotely.
Most car key fobs have a built-in remote control that is used to unlock, lock, open the storage compartments of the car, and also to sound the alarm. CR2032 is the most commonly used battery that reliably powers these small remotes for years without the need for the battery to be replaced.
Toys are the major devices that require CR2032. Most of these play items need a little amount of electricity to function and the CR2032 lithium batteries are best suited for this requirement.
These 5 devices are the main consumers of CR2032. Lithium batteries are perfect for these devices as they have all the necessary qualities to power a portable device. Moreover, these are just a few common uses of CR2032, there are over a thousand devices that use these batteries on a daily basis. The era of large batteries is long-gone. Manufacturers want a reliable energy source that is powerful as well as compact. For all the manufacturers, CR2032 is a win-win product.
If you believe your child or anyone has swallowed a battery, visit your nearest emergency room immediately. The lithium coin battery can cause a harmful and life-threatening chemical reaction within 2 hours.
Do not eat or drink something immediately after the battery has been swallowed as the position and situation of the battery inside the esophagus in unknown.
Similarly, if the batteries were inserted into the mouth, nose or ears, they should immediately be removed and rinsed with plenty of water.