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Old 5th Feb 2015, 2:47 pm   #35
Mike. Watterson
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Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Limerick, Ireland.
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Default Re: Battery box and socket details.

I use cut up Lidl Espresso black coffee tins folded to a triangular tube (some battery sockets are this profile). The lacquer print solders fine too. Handy for screening cans and ground planes.

The open corner makes it springy and work with solid battery plug pins.

For a 9V GB pack I solder them to top of 6 cells out of a pair of 1289, still sold as 3R12 today. Common on Continent, but some bargain stores have the Panasonic.

The life of a GB pack is essentially battery shelf life.
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