APPLICATION NOTE 5013

Lithium Battery Content in Maxim Products


Abstract: Maxim produces a variety of products that contain embedded lithium coin-cell batteries. This article addresses questions pertaining to the specific battery content in those listed products.

Maxim produces a variety of products that contain embedded lithium coin-cell batteries. As a direct result of changes to environmental and transport legislation, customers have asked about the battery in some of our products.

Table 1 shows active products with a lithium coin cell at the date this publication.

Table 1. Products Containing a Lithium Coin Cell
Product Cell Type Cells
DS1216 BR1225 2
DS1220 BR1225 1
DS1225 BR1225 1
DS1230* BR1632 1
DS1244* BR1632 1
DS1245* BR1632 1
DS1248* BR1632 1
DS1249 BR1632 1
DS1250* BR1632 1
DS1251* BR1632 1
DS1265 BR1632 1
DS1270 BR1632 1
DS12887 BR1225 1
DS12CR887 BR1225 1
DS12R887 ML614 1
DS1511 BR1225 1
DS1553* BR1225 1
DS1554* BR1632 1
DS1556* BR1632 1
DS1557* BR1632 1
DS1642 BR1225 1
DS1643* BR1225 1
DS1644* BR1632 1
DS1646* BR1632 1
DS1647* BR1632 1
DS1687 BR1632 1
DS17287 BR1632 1
DS1742 BR1225 1
DS1743* BR1225 1
DS1744* BR1632 1
DS1746* BR1632 1
DS1747* BR1632 1
DS17487 BR1632 1
DS17887 BR1632 1
DS9034 BR1632 1
*DIP package only. PowerCap battery is located within the DS9034.

To locate the Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the listed battery cell type, visit the Panasonic® website.

If the cell type listed in Table 1 begins with "BR," then look for the category Primary Coin & Cylindrical Type on the Panasonic webpage. Select Coin Type (BR & CR) or use this link: https://na.industrial.panasonic.com/products/batteries/non-rechargeable-batteries/lineup/lithium-batteries.

If the cell type listed in Table 1 begins with "ML," then look for the category Rechargeable Coin Type on the Panasonic webpage. Select Manganese Lithium Rechargeable (ML Coin) or use this link: https://na.industrial.panasonic.com/products/batteries/rechargeable-batteries/lineup/rechargeable-coin/series/90797.

Based upon your selection, you will be directed to the specific product page which at center page begins with a marketing overview of that battery type. Directly above the word "Overview" is a link titled Resources (Click to Expand/Close). Expanding that list will present links to locate RoHS, MSDS, disposal, and other information for the selected chemistry.

To locate the RoHS-compliant materials information for the Maxim product in question, visit our website. Enter the product number into the search box. The search engine will display all available ordering options of that product. After you select an ordering option from the list, the contents will then be displayed as a percentage of the total product weight. Reports can be downloaded in a .pdf file format.