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  1. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    But it needs to be end-fed with closing door. In other words, slide 2 cells
    in, next to each other, followed by 2 more. Latching door connects the ends
    of the last pair inserted.

    so it'd be about 4-5 inches long and about 1.5-2 inches wide.

    Everything I've seen so far is side-fed (those clip-in cell holders) which
    won't work for me.

    Ideas?

    Thanks,
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  2. Ross Herbert

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    The best you will find available for the hobbyist will be the type
    shown here as LIC505. You will have to locate a supplier in your neck
    of the woods if it suits.
    http://www.wagner.net.au/Catalogue/11_10.pdf
     
  3. rob

    rob Guest

    Bulgin do some panel mount end loading holders. Keystone may also make some.

    rob
     
  4. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    Thanks for looking, but this is not what I mean.

    I want a holder that is, basically, a rectangular tube, closed at one end.
    You slide 2 AA cells in, side by side, then another 2. Door closes up the
    open end, and completes the circuit.
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  5. Thats exactly what I want, maybe the only way is

    http://emachineshop.com/


    martin

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  6. Al

    Al Guest

    I found a cheap book light at my town's recycling center. It's exactly
    what you want except it takes four C cells. It even has a power socket
    on it. The module containing the cells is connected to the book light
    via a power cable.

    You might be able to find one that takes 4 AA cells. And toss the book
    light.

    My 2 cents worth.

    Al
     
  7. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    Like this:

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    A holder where the cells "clip in" would be acceptable, if there is a cover
    on the holder (cells must be entirely enclosed).

    So far, none of the suggested solutions have this configuration *and* are
    enclosed.

    Other ideas?

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  8. DaveC

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    Thanks, Al. Worth a few $$ at least!

    I thought of hunting down an existing product, but didn't know where to
    start. A light does seem like a logical place.
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  9. Rich Grise

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    What about a couple of 2-AA Radioshack clips and a long, narrow box?

    Good Luck!
    Rich
     
  10. DaveC

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    Last resort is to assemble one like you suggest. First I thought I'd exhaust
    y'all by asking if there's a source for a single holder of 4x longitudinal
    form-factor.
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  11. James Sweet

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    Fabricate one yourself out of acrylic, it's reasonably easy to work with.
     
  12. DaveC

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    Cylindrical cells in square enclosure ("rattle, rattle"); no fitting end cap
    to keep cells locked in. I'm all for custom design when necessary, but I
    think I'll first exhaust the possibility of finding an existing product that
    has this kind of holder that I can cannibalize.
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  13. Al

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    Ahh, I just looked it up on the internet. Here is the battery case for
    the 4 C cells. I think the newer ones use white LEDs and the battery
    case is built into the product.

    http://zelcocom.nationprotect.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Prod
    uct_Code=10415&Category_Code=

    If the above url doesn't work, go to the zelco industries web site and
    search for "battery case."

    Al
     
  14. DaveC

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    Needs to be a fully-enclosed holder. Y'know, open the end door, drop in the
    cells, close it up again... That kinda' thing.
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  15. Rich Grise

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    So, get a piece of 1 1/2" PVC pipe and drop it in. :)

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  16. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    You can get acrylic tubing... I agree though that it will likely be easier
    to cannibalize one.
     
  17. Wes.

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    More like these?

    www.bulgin.co.uk/PDFs/CatNo80/BattHolders2003.pdf

    Wes.
     
  18. Jim Adney

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    I just went to a demo of a CAD program this afternoon. The subject of
    the demo was a little book light which the instructor said held 4 AA
    cells. I can't be sure, but it looked to me like it was too small to
    be C cells, and the arrangement was exactly what you're asking about.

    This book light consisted of a clip-on battery compartment with the
    lamp on a stalk that you could rotate into position above your book.

    If that product actually exists, it might have just what you're
    looking for.

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  19. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    http://www.thomas-distributing.com/battery-holders.htm

    ...Jim Thompson
     
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