How to Select Battery Holders  How to Select Battery Holders  How to Select Battery Holders

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Battery holders are designed to support commercial, industrial or OEM batteries. They allow for safe retention, and easy and fast replacement of the battery.

 

Types of Battery Holders

 

Types of battery holders include:

 

  • Plastic - Plastic holders are fabricated from molded plastic.
  • Metal - Metal holders similar in form to molded plastic holders, but with flexible metal clips into which the batteries are inserted.
  • Battery snaps - Battery snaps are snap terminals, typically for 9V batteries.
  • Coin cell - Coin cell battery holders are for round coin cell batteries.
  • Component clips - Component chips are flexible clips into which batteries are inserted and held under constant spring tension.
  • Battery racks - Battery racks range in size from those that contain a single battery to those that contain multiple batteries. They are usually available in one, two or multiple tiers.
  • Battery cabinets - Battery cabinets are basic battery enclosures.
  • Single cell - Single cell battery holders hold only one battery.
  • Multiple cell - Multiple cell holders hold 2 or more batteries.

Common connection types for the connection of battery holders to the device include:

 

  • Surface mount - Surface mount holders can be mounted on the surface of the device.  This can be accomplished through solder tabs or an adhesive base.
  • Through-pin PC or socket mount - Through-pin PC or socket mount holders are mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB).  PCB mounting is via pins that extend through holes in the board. 
  • Solder lugs - Battery holders with solder lugs are soldered to the device. 
  • Snap terminals - A holder with snap terminals can be snapped to the device.
  • Wire leads - Batteries can also be connected to the device via wire leads.

Battery cell sizes held by battery holders include:

 

  • AAAA
  • AAA
  • N
  • 1/3 AA
  • 2/3 AA
  • AA
  • ½ A
  • 2/3 A
  • A
  • 4/5 Cs
  • Cs
  • C
  • ½ D
  • 9V
  • Lantern
  • Photo or electronic cells
  • Battery packs
  • Coin or button cells

Standards

UL 2069 OUTLINE - BATTERY HOLDERS

EIA-540J0AA - DETAIL SPECIFICATION FOR CYLINDRICAL BATTERY HOLDERS, STANDARD PROFILE, FOR USE IN ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

EIA-540J0AB - DETAIL SPECIFICATION FOR COIN CELL BATTERY HOLDERS FOR USE IN ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT


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