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Battery Specialties was founded in 1969 to meet the needs of the small-build specialty battery market. The company, founded by Jerry Kanen, is now headed by a second generation management team led by Doug Kanen.

From our 15,000 square foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in Costa Mesa California, the company provides a wide variety of standard and custom engineered power solutions.

As the largest battery distributor and assembler of custom battery packs in the western United States, Battery Specialties can offer our customers the flexibility and selection from over 20 of the worlds largest brand name battery manufacturers. We are also an Authorized Assembler for all these brands.

  • Panasonic
  • Sanyo
  • EnerSys 
  • Electrochem
  • Ultralife
  • Duracell
  • Energizer
  • Saft
  • Varta
  • PowerSonic
  • Eagle-Picher
  • FDK

Battery Specialties also provides deep engineering expertise for developing custom power applications to meet harsh and/or demanding circumstances. From first article prototypes to full production and inventory management Battery Specialties is your single source provider.

We proudly serve the following industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • Communications
  • Industrial
  • Computers
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Environmental
  • Safety & Emergency
  • Alarm & Security


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