Zinc Air
Ultra-compact and lightweight for hearing aid

Ultra-compact and lightweight for hearing aid

PR10 product benefits

  • Ideal for new generation digital hearing aids
  • Comfortable, light and providing a steady level of power
  • Reliable power in various temperature conditions
  • No mercury added
  • Highest power to weight ratio

Power from the air

The production of Zinc Air batteries by Panasonic was launched in Japan in 1985. In a Panasonic zinc air PR10 battery, oxygen from the environment is used to generate voltage. Air is used as an electrode, the battery itself contains an electrolyte and a porous zinc electrode that permits air to flow through. Because of this process, the batteries cannot be used in sealed devices where air cannot get inside. The generation of electricity starts when the seal is removed.

Appliances

The ZINC AIR batteries type PR10 can be used in these types of hearing aids:

  • CIC (completely-in-the-canal)
  • RITE and miniRITE (receiver-in-the-ear)
  • IIC (invisible-in-the-canal)

Tip

Wait at least 30 seconds before putting the batteries in the hearing aid. An unused ZINC AIR battery has a sticker on the backside to close off the battery. Until this sticker is removed, the battery is not yet activated. When the sticker is removed, air can flow into the battery and will activate it. It is very important to let the battery breath for at least 30 seconds up to 1 minute before closing the battery compartment of the hearing aid. This can prolong the lifetime of the battery extensively.

Tech Specs

Code PR-230(10)(536)
Size
PR10
Technology
Zinc Air
Voltage
PR536/1,4
Height
3,6 mm
Diameter
5,8 mm
Weight
0,3 g
Shelf Life
3 year(s)
Usable for:
Hearing aid

Ultra-compact and lightweight for hearing aid

PR10 product benefits

  • Ideal for new generation digital hearing aids
  • Comfortable, light and providing a steady level of power
  • Reliable power in various temperature conditions
  • No mercury added
  • Highest power to weight ratio

Power from the air

The production of Zinc Air batteries by Panasonic was launched in Japan in 1985. In a Panasonic zinc air PR10 battery, oxygen from the environment is used to generate voltage. Air is used as an electrode, the battery itself contains an electrolyte and a porous zinc electrode that permits air to flow through. Because of this process, the batteries cannot be used in sealed devices where air cannot get inside. The generation of electricity starts when the seal is removed.

Appliances

The ZINC AIR batteries type PR10 can be used in these types of hearing aids:

  • CIC (completely-in-the-canal)
  • RITE and miniRITE (receiver-in-the-ear)
  • IIC (invisible-in-the-canal)

Tip

Wait at least 30 seconds before putting the batteries in the hearing aid. An unused ZINC AIR battery has a sticker on the backside to close off the battery. Until this sticker is removed, the battery is not yet activated. When the sticker is removed, air can flow into the battery and will activate it. It is very important to let the battery breath for at least 30 seconds up to 1 minute before closing the battery compartment of the hearing aid. This can prolong the lifetime of the battery extensively.