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Category Item
Heavy Load
Function Power small appliances
Capacity 100,000 units
Contents Electricity
Technical details
Base ID Base.Battery
PlushSpiffo.pngThis article is about batteries required to power small appliances. For batteries that power vehicles, see Car Battery.

A battery is a source of power for small household items.


Batteries are used to power the flashlight, radio, ham radio, walkie talkie and lamp on pillar.

Batteries will begin to drain when the device they're powering is on, until it eventually dies, upon which it is destroyed/consumed. When used to power a flashlight, the player can tell when the battery is getting low, as the light will begin to flicker rapidly.


Product Recipe Description Skill Level
Battery x1

Flashlight x1
Remove Battery Electrical Level 0

Flashlight x1
Flashlight.png + Battery.png
Flashlight x1 Battery x1
Insert battery into flashlight Electrical Level 0


Batteries can be found in various places throughout the world, such as in garbage cans, wooden crates, counters and many other places. They can also be found inside radios and flashlights, so long as they haven't been left on.

If Zombie spawn Walkie Talkie as loot, you can take one full battery from it.


From items.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)

Version 39.67.5
	item Battery
		Weight			= 0.6,
		Type			= Drainable,
		UseDelta		= 0.00001,
		UseWhileEquipped	= FALSE,
		DisplayName		= Battery,
		Icon			= Battery,
		MetalValue 		= 1,
		cantBeConsolided 	= TRUE,


0.2.0f Batteries fittable / removable for flashlights.
RC 2.9 Slowly drain and is consumed automatically by Flashlights. Flashlight can flicker, especially when they're almost out of batteries You can now build light sources, requiring batteries
Build 31 Fixed infinite batteries from "Remove Battery > All" action.
Build 33 Radios will have battery that can be removed.
Build 35 Can't consolidate batteries, candle and torch.

See also

Electricity and Engineering vde
Power Source BatteryCar BatteryGenerator
Traps Aerosol BombAerosol Bomb with TimerAerosol Bomb with SensorFire BombFlame Trap with SensorFlame Trap with TimerNoise MakerNoise Maker with SensorNoise Maker with TimerPipe BombPipe Bomb with SensorPipe Bomb with TimerRemote Aerosol BombRemote ControllerRemote Flame TrapRemote Noise MakerRemote Pipe BombRemote Smoke BombSmoke BombSmoke Bomb with SensorSmoke Bomb with Timer
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