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#223455 30-Sep-2017 14:34
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As per the subject line I'm looking for an enclosure with a built in battery holder, including removable cover, along with enough room to install my actual project.

 

If you make a nice working device it seems a shame that a screwdriver needs to come out every time you want to change the batteries, not to mention the challenges of securing a battery holder inside the case so it doesn't just rattle around.

 

Anyone aware of such a device? Looking to fit either 4x AA or AAA.

 

 








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  #1875110 30-Sep-2017 14:49
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Something like this:

 

http://nz.element14.com/box-enclosures/55-32-4a-r-gry/enclosure-hand-held-plastic-gray/dp/1703052

 

 

 

Pretty pricey though.

 

There's some cheaper ones on EBay but the shipping costs are horrendous.





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  #1875194 30-Sep-2017 18:14
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floydbloke:

 

Something like this:

 

http://nz.element14.com/box-enclosures/55-32-4a-r-gry/enclosure-hand-held-plastic-gray/dp/1703052

 

 

 

Pretty pricey though.

 

There's some cheaper ones on EBay but the shipping costs are horrendous.

 

 

You've got some good googling skills, I found nothing at all. It's a start though.

 

 








 
 
 
 


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  #1875200 30-Sep-2017 18:42
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Try Jaycars - they have a number of grey boxes.


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  #1875325 1-Oct-2017 00:51

Jaycar HB-5610 Sure it only takes 2X AA or a 9V battery. But plenty of cheap boost converter circuits available cheaply on Aliexpress if you need 5V or 6V to run your circuit.  Or get something like the PH-9282 and attach it to the side of another enclosure if the first one is not big enough.






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