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In conclusion: Selecting a Battery

You can choose from a wide variety of battery models, whether you are choosing a primary or secondary battery. The process of selecting a battery is not an exact science. It is rare that one battery meets all requirements for an application. Consequently, selecting a battery usually involves compromises between battery requirements and battery characteristics.

To select a battery, follow the steps in this document. Determine the battery requirements, list the requirements in order of importance, and compare the characteristics of each battery system to the requirements. Then, decide the compromises to make based on the battery system.