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#302441 23-Nov-2022 21:21
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I have a gadget that came from China with 4 x ANDALI AA R6P sexual batteries.

 

Because...

 

 

Andali Batteries

 

 

Anyway, there's got to be a reason for the name, because the positive end pin is much longer than I've seen on any other battery. This is crucial because the T-shaped plastic bits inside the battery compartment that hold the positive terminals in place are way too long. So even though Andali batteries touched the terminals, any other mainstream brand I tried simply doesn't reach all the way.

 

I'm a bit reluctant to modify the compartment by trimming the plastic or adding solder on top of the terminals, and would rather just try and find a battery that fits. It doesn't have to be sexual either.

 

Forgive my MS Pain skills, but this is what I mean.

 

 

 

Any ideas anyone?




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  #3000565 23-Nov-2022 22:06
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Googling "sexual battery" does not help - trust me!!!!!!!
Never heard that term for a battery cell.

That bit on the end is sometimes called a nipple - maybe include that in your searches. Odd that your device has such a design on the positive end. There seems to have been a trend to flatter tops on batteries.




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  #3000613 23-Nov-2022 22:14
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robjg63: Googling "sexual battery" does not help - trust me!!!!!!!
Never heard that term for a battery cell.

That bit on the end is sometimes called a nipple - maybe include that in your searches. Odd that your device has such a design on the positive end. There seems to have been a trend to flatter tops on batteries.

 

Yeah, I'm not sure if googling for long nipples is going to get me any closer to finding the batteries I'm after.




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  #3000667 23-Nov-2022 23:03
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How about placing a small piece of metal in the holder to fill the gap and to make the contact between the terminal and the battery - and that would just sit there, held in place by the battery. 





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  #3000668 23-Nov-2022 23:10
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I have a remote like that and had to get Kodak alkaline ones from Crackerjack to actually connect. My usual varta ones didn't. Still often disconnects as it's borderline big enough.




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  #3000685 24-Nov-2022 08:31
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I think its either a drop of solder on the +ve end of each battery, or something like this:

 

18650 gasket flat tip becomes strong magnet pieces small magnet flashlight battery spacer

 

I saw another forum mention small magnets as a possible fix. Don't know if the ones above are the right size for you...





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  #3000686 24-Nov-2022 08:34
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A tiny ball of tinfoil?


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  #3000702 24-Nov-2022 09:05
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So far a short amount of searching has only turned up that the AA +ve terminal height is 1mm minimum I've not found any references to a reason why some would have a longer terminal or holders recessing the contact. It would stop reverse polarity but why choose that method?

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  #3000716 24-Nov-2022 09:43
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We use these guys for all sorts of battery replacements. 

 

Often the same price as shelf or a bit more for a hand made solution

 

https://www.simpower.co.nz/

 

 





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  #3000730 24-Nov-2022 09:58
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I have had contact problems where terminals lost tension with age. I just put a small nut into the space to fill the gap, similar to suggestions above. It is an easy and effective fix.

 

 





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  #3000900 24-Nov-2022 14:40
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Kookoo: I have a gadget that came from China with 4 x ANDALI AA R6P sexual batteries.

 

 

Waaayy TMI about that, uh, "gadget" there.

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  #3000902 24-Nov-2022 14:44
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eracode:

How about placing a small piece of metal in the holder to fill the gap and to make the contact between the terminal and the battery - and that would just sit there, held in place by the battery. 

 

 

That's what I was going to suggest, I have a torch that makes really bad contact at the base so just put in a small slug of copper improvised from heavy-gauge copper wire and now it makes perfect contact, probably vastly better than the original Chinesium-based contact that it replaced. Fixing the contact is going to be much easier than finding nonstandard-sized batteries.

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Kookoo: I have a gadget that came from China with 4 x ANDALI AA R6P sexual batteries.
Waaayy TMI about that, uh, "gadget" there.

 

Hilariously, it's an electronic key storage box. Why on earth did Andali call their batteries what they did - is a mystery I'd rather leave alone.





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  #3000935 24-Nov-2022 15:54
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Kookoo:

Why on earth did Andali call their batteries what they did - is a mystery I'd rather leave alone.

 

 

There's some weird confusion on that site over adult vs. non-adult stuff. I wanted to do a quick check whether they had NTP servers that were cheaper than the usual Symmetricom gear (hint: pretty much everything is) and had to click past a roadblock warning accepting that I was entering an adult version of the site. It wasn't even a case of mistaken identity, they really were just NTP servers and a few false matches of print servers and the like.

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  #3000984 24-Nov-2022 17:31
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hsvhel:

We use these guys for all sorts of battery replacements. 

 

Often the same price as shelf or a bit more for a hand made solution

 

https://www.simpower.co.nz/

 

 

 

Good point, I'll flick Peter a note, he pretty much knows everything when it comes to batteries.




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