Battery Holder 4xAA with Cover and Switch

This 4xAA 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.

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  • Jaker3 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Is there a data sheet for this anywhere? I am just wondering about overall outer dimensions for a project I'm working on.

  • Member #409970 / about 10 years ago / 1

    How much current can I safely draw from this box, provided that the batteries can supply it?

  • LED addict / about 10 years ago / 1

    How well would AAAs fit into this? I'd imagine it would work well enough once you had the cover on.

    • Kamiquasi / about 10 years ago / 1

      Might want to add some spacers (read: crumpled up aluminum foil), other than that.. should be fine. I can't think of very many reasons to do so instead of just dropping AAs in, though :)

      • LED addict / about 10 years ago / 1

        AAs would weigh to much.

        • Kamiquasi / about 10 years ago / 1

          That being one of those reasons. But then wouldn't it be better to get a 3xAAA box? (which, I know, SFE doesn't carry at this time)

          • LED addict / about 10 years ago / 1

            I need a 4 cell box, and I can reuse this for AAs later.

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Very useful for my remote control receiver input to arduino project

The dimensions as I have measured are 2.5 inches wide, and 2 3/4 inches length, 3/4 inch tall. I found it very useful and at a good price. I'm actually buying a second one already. I used this to power and be the base for a remote control unit. Feel free to keep reading if you're curious. I soldered the leads to the power inputs of an old RC car's circuit boards with which the small circuit boards were able to be hot glued onto the top of the battery pack and still have access to the power switch and battery access on the underside. By shorting 1 of the AA slots(taped a wire across where 1 battery would go instead of soldering for now), I made it approximately a 4.8VDC pack when at full charge instead of a 6+VDC pack that would be too high for logic. They do sell 3AA battery packs here however the slightly larger size of this ended up working very well for gluing the RC units on top. The antenna protector from the RC car was also glued onto the pack so now I have a sturdy remote control unit that sends logic level DC voltage to 4 different pins(fwd back left right) that I can use to program an arduino to do anything I want. If you wish to do the same be sure to research "pull down resistors" and implement them so the logic level of an arduino will return to low after you stop using the remote.

Great battery holder

This battery holder is great for any project. I'm using it to power my Arduino-controlled catapult. The on/off switch is very useful - saved me the effort of making my own power switch!