# A puzzling question

## How do you say 18650 (The battery type)?

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• Total voters
47

#### smvtsailor

##### Newly Enlightened
How do you say 18650?

##### Flashaholic*
eighteen thousand six hundred and fifty

#### PEU

##### Flashlight Enthusiast
eighteen-six-fifty
or in spanish: dieciocho seis cincuenta

Pablo

#### Cydonia

##### Enlightened
eighteen-six-fifty

#### Marduke

##### Flashaholic
Same way as what the numbers mean. Diameter x length x type

eighteen, sixty five, zero

18mm diameter, 65mm long, cylindrical

#### Empath

##### Flashaholic
Supporter
Eighteen-sixty-five-nought.

Could use 'ought' around casual company.

18 - 6 - 50.

1-86-50

#### Valolammas

##### Enlightened
What Empath said: 18-6-5-0. I'm not a native English speaker, but that's how I'd say it in Finnish, too.

#### lctorana

##### Flashlight Enthusiast
one-eight-six-five-oh

#### Marduke

##### Flashaholic
I don't get it. It's more than a battery code, it's dimmensions. Say you had a room that measured 12ft by 17 feet. If someone asked you to describe the size of the room, would you say " one, twenty one, seven"?

#### ttran97

##### Flashlight Enthusiast
Everyone knows it's dimensions, but the way they're written, it's like one long name. That's all.

This is how I say the li-ion names:

18650 = 18 - 6 - 50
17670 = 17 - 6 - 70
18500 = 18 - 500
17500 = 17 - 500

It's just easier to say than 18 thousand, 6 hundred 50.

#### LukeA

##### Flashlight Enthusiast
I don't get it. It's more than a battery code, it's dimmensions. Say you had a room that measured 12ft by 17 feet. If someone asked you to describe the size of the room, would you say " one, twenty one, seven"?

But if you had a room measuring "at-first-glance-arbitrary-seeming five-digit number" in size...

Also, 18-6-50 is fewer syllables than 18-65-0, and lowering the number of syllables governs a huge amount of speech.

#### Crenshaw

##### Flashlight Enthusiast
i dont use them, but i say one oh four four ohs for 10440s...

Crenshaw