Adaptor for 2 AA battery holder

Hello, I'm new and perhaps this has been answered somewhere else -- any assistance is appreciated.

I am looking for an adaptor (perhaps plastic with metal ends) that snaps into a 2 AA side-by-side battery holder (with batteries removed) with red/black wire leads out. I have built a regulated solar power unit and do not want to solder wires permanently -- just want to be able to pop adaptor in and out for solar energy when I want to.

Thanks!

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  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Adaptor for 2 AA battery holder

    search for "9V battery clip"


    Radio Shack, http://www.radioshack.com
    2 “AA” Battery Holder Model: 270-382 | Catalog #: 270-382
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062238&cp=&sr=1&kw=aa+battery+holder&origkw=AA+battery+holder&parentPage=search
    9V battery clips:
    Heavy-Duty 9V Snap Connectors Model: 270-324 | Catalog #: 270-324
    Fully Insulated 9V Battery Snap Connectors Model: 270-325 | Catalog #: 270-325
    These also work on battery holders

    Digi-Key, http://www.digikey.com/
    BATTERY CLIP VINYL 9V W/LEADS 6" pn 377-1549-ND $1.20 ea

    Mouser Electronics http://www.mouser.com/
    Battery Holders, Contacts and Clips PC SNAP-ON 9V MALE

    and sometimes local Auto parts stores have these.
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  • FreeBrrdFreeBrrd Solar Expert Posts: 116 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Adaptor for 2 AA battery holder

    I think he's looking for an adapter to take the place of the 2 AA batteries and provide a connection to his solar power, but he doesn't want to make it a permanant - hard wired deal so something he can put in to replace the batteries on a temporary basis.

    I had no luck finding anything.
  • System2System2 Posts: 6,290 admin
    Re: Adaptor for 2 AA battery holder

    >>I think he's looking for an adapter to take the place of the 2 AA batteries and provide a connection to his solar power, but he doesn't want to make it a permanant - hard wired deal so something he can put in to replace the batteries on a temporary basis.<<

    Yes, exactly -- thanks for looking FreeBrrd.
  • BrockBrock Solar Expert Posts: 639 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Adaptor for 2 AA battery holder

    When I have done this I just use small wires with alligator clips on the end and clip them on and sometimes you can close the cover. Then run the wires to what ever you want.
    3kw solar PV, 4 LiFePO4 100a, xw 6048, Honda eu2000i, iota DLS-54-13, Tesla 3, Leaf, Volt, 4 ton horizontal geothermal, grid tied - Green Bay, WI
  • FreeBrrdFreeBrrd Solar Expert Posts: 116 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Adaptor for 2 AA battery holder

    Seems it wouldn't be too hard to make something that would fit in there, especially as there is a spring on each end. Put contact on each end just like the batteries have.
  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Adaptor for 2 AA battery holder

    I'm not really clear what you want.
    The adapter wires can be connected to a voltage source, and that can power the same gadgets the dual AA pack powered.

    I'd avoid alligator clips, as they are too easy to short when the pop loose.

    I take it you have something powered by a dual AA pack?

    easiest way is to wire your new source to a new battery clip (use a meter to get polarity right) and just swap between battery pack and solar .
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,

  • nielniel Solar Expert Posts: 10,300 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Adaptor for 2 AA battery holder

    i'm not aware of anything commercially available as you desribe, but maybe you should try to make something as most things will use a connector of some sort rather than leaving the battery compartment open on your device to allow for this type of connection at the battery input contacts. you could get wooden dowls and cut them down to size and place a flat metal plate (solderable) for the negative contact and a springlike or button like metal contact for the positive end and glue it to the wood dowls and glue both dowls together too. be sure you solder your wire leads to the metal contact points before you glue it to the dowls or the glue could fail and possibly burn/stink too. copper solders the easiest, but you may have to put on your thinking cap as to how to fabricate the contacts and solder the wire to them.
  • System2System2 Posts: 6,290 admin
    Re: Adaptor for 2 AA battery holder

    This is close to what I am looking for that someone handmade with a couple dowels for a camera flash unit:
    http://www.slrkit.com/images/Portableflashpower_1.JPG

    Hoping there was something commercially available, but have been unable to find it.
  • nielniel Solar Expert Posts: 10,300 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Adaptor for 2 AA battery holder

    i'm not personally aware of anything commercial, but who knows there might be one someplace if one searches long and hard enough. that is pretty close to what i had in mind, but i was not thinking screws for electrical contacting, which the screws will work just fine, and i think glue may be better as electrical tape stretches and breaks. hmm, maybe even a small screw or 2 could hold the 2 dowels together.
    i assume there isn't any provision on it for external power?
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