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Inline AA Battery Case

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by cowboyarcher, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    I never admitted to doing anything with them. I merely repeated what Hal said. Isn't that right, hal_chase?
     
  2. cowboyarcher

    cowboyarcher Loaded Pockets

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    I think the Maglite cap will be a cleaner solution and fit a pair of AAs w/ less waste space, but these look like a great value! I bet these would be a fairly straight forward DIY project too. . .
     
  3. cowboyarcher

    cowboyarcher Loaded Pockets

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    Well I dropped by a hardware store to and came up with this:

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    5/8" ID by 3/4" OD clear tubing and some 3/4" caps. Will run about $1.60 per 4" tube (just right for 2x AA batteries). I'm sure other tubing sizes might suit other uses well too.
     
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  4. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    ^ Bravo. Bravo.
     
  5. Bowman1911

    Bowman1911 EDC Mechanic

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    The terminology for storing those gotoobs is called "suitcasing" or "keistering" in the clinical environ I work in.... :eek::img_tag_smiley:
     
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  6. FL Woods Bum
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    If you put your short lengths of tubing in hot water (almost boiling) they will straighten themselves out.. I use to use alot of that tubing for Fish tanks and it's the best way (that I found) to deal with that permanent coil. Good luck, your DIY solution looks great!!
     
  7. AK Adventurer

    AK Adventurer Ice, Ice, Tigre

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    Cool info there! Wish I'd know that years ago when we used a lot of clear fuel line on smowmobiles... it is a real bear to route it right with that dang coil to it..
     
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  8. AK Adventurer

    AK Adventurer Ice, Ice, Tigre

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    SWEET!!
    What area of the store did you find the tips in? (so I don't spend 20 min. wondering around like an idiot trying to find them ;) )
     
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  9. cowboyarcher

    cowboyarcher Loaded Pockets

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    They were with the chair glider/sliders. I found if you search for "3/4 ID plastic tips" online (fleabay) you can find them quite a bit cheaper. They are about $0.65 in the store locally, under $0.50 (as low as $0.20) online.

    FL Woods Bum, thanks for the tip!
     
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  10. FL Woods Bum
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    Anytime.. glad you found a decent DIY solution, I always find making my own gear more rewarding.
     
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  11. cowboyarcher

    cowboyarcher Loaded Pockets

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    Agreed. In this case, it is faster, cheaper and simpler than many of the other ideas here too, not to mention the customization possibilities.
     
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  12. jag-engr
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    jag-engr Semper Bufo!
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    Great solution, cowboyarcher, and great tip on straightening the tubing, FL Woods Bum!

    I may have to do this. I currently use the little 4-cell snap cases from DX or eBay, but these would hold batteries in my Grid-It organizer much better.
     
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  13. VinceRN

    VinceRN Loaded Pockets

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    An inline 2x AA battery holder is about $2.00 in the electronic parts bin at Radio Shack. Any electronics place online or brick and mortar will have the same.

    If you want it just for storage of batteries rather than use, why spend money on that at all? Plastic tubing, duct tape, electrical tape, there are lots of ways to make sturdy, waterproof containers for free.
     
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  14. VinceRN

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    Parts bin at Radio Shack probably has them, if there is a Radio Shack left near you. Any electronics parts place would have them too. Instead of $5 vs $25 you should be thinking about $2 for this.
     
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