Battery Holder 3xAA with Cover and Switch

This 3xAA battery holder puts a nice finishing touch on your battery powered project. This holder features a removable, sliding cover, which is secured with a small phillips head screw. Another bonus is the ON/OFF switch which can be used to control power to your project.

The leads are about 150mm, and the last 5mm of them are tinned.

  • 68.5 x 47.5 x 19.6mm

Battery Holder 3xAA with Cover and Switch Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

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Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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Customer Comments

  • I ordered a batch of these and they were of surprisingly bad quality. On a number of these, the plate did not touch the center battery and I had to bend it to get it to make a connection. I use these in my summer science camp and at some point, most fail either because there is no good connection to the center battery and because the switches fail. I wish sparkfun would get a better supplier. I would happily pay a little more for something that I can plan my camps around.

  • I picked up a few of these from another source a few months ago. They’re nice, sturdy battery holders. You should carry the four AA ones for 5 volt devices that have a voltage regulator in them. (Like arduino)

  • Id very much like to see 3xAAA with switch

    • FWIW, I’ve used Adafruit’s #727 which is 3xAAA with switch. It has a 2-pin JST, which you can cut off, or use their #1862 or #1863 with a solderless breadboard, or #1769 for a PCB.

  • Picked up one of these to upgrade my Minty Boost and have a hard off switch. This case fits nicely in a Penguin Mints tin.

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Low quality for sparkfun

I ordered a batch of these and they were of surprisingly bad quality. On a number of these, the plate did not touch the center battery and I had to bend it to get it to make a connection. I use these in my summer science camp and at some point, most fail either because there is no good connection to the center battery and because the switches fail. I wish sparkfun would get a better supplier. I would happily pay a little more for something that I can plan my camps around.