Panasonic CR-123A series battery suffixes /1B and /B

Panasonic batteries from the CR-123A series can have different packaging called out by the suffixes.

The part number CR-123APA/1B has the 1/B suffix which is calling out that this part is in retail packaging shown below.


The plain part number CR-123A is just in bulk packaging. It can also be found as the part numbering CR123APA/B which is just another name for the same part.