View Full Version : Battery Types??

03-04-2005, 08:33 AM
Hello all.. Ignorant me just needing info for clarification on technical information.

I was reading Tokyo Marui's 2004 All Line Up Catalog (for what parts are in english) and was confused on the different battery types used in various airsoft guns.

In the catalog they list these types:


Now, I can figure out what they mean by Mini-s and Large type.. But I don't understand AK and SD.

Is AK for Alkaline (disposable batteries)??
and SD I have no clue..

Some guns can use either of the types mentioned above.

Please explain.

Dano :o

03-04-2005, 08:37 AM
*cough*Research*cough* ;)

AK is like this: http://www.wgcshop.com/pcart/shopper.php?itm=SYO-84-1700AK_cat_8.4V%20Batteries

SD is basically a mini battery.

03-04-2005, 09:42 AM
Thanks Austin.. I appreciate it.

Normally I would not have given up so easily.. (I can see you rolling your eyes) :rolleyes:

I am at work right now (USAF) and 98% of all airsoft sites are filtered. Go-figure! Most are retail, hence why I can access LSA.

Thanks for responding.


03-04-2005, 09:52 AM
Dano, no sweat. Just giving you a hard time. The I/T Nazis are filtering more and more at my work as well.

In case you can't see the link above:

03-04-2005, 11:07 AM

So then an AK is a short way for "stick" batteries.. ahh..now I understand...

Thanks again..


03-04-2005, 11:47 AM
SD is usually a V shaped mini battery.

Mini stick batteries for mp5k and mp5kpdw.

J batteries for P90s.

etc etc

03-04-2005, 11:57 AM
SD is usually a V shaped mini battery. Pretty sure those are different than SD, although the cell capacities are typically the same.

03-04-2005, 12:07 PM
The AK style batteries will need a different converter for your battery charger. The white plastic "plug" is smaller that the large capacity batteries. Some retailers will actually sell the converter with the AK battery.

03-04-2005, 12:18 PM
Those are the same plugs used on mini/SD packs. Mini-Tamiya, while the regular plugs are Tamiya which can be found at any local R/C shops to whoever would be looking. They are the connectors used on entry R/C cars/trucks.

03-04-2005, 04:34 PM
Those AK are the same type used in the AKS (Folding stock AK). Might be one reason for the naming...