Battery Holders & Mounts

What is it?

A battery holder is a cavity or compartment used to house one or more batteries in a piece of equipment safely. The battery holder has flat metal or spring coiled contacts that press against the battery terminals making an electrical contact.

What does it do?

A battery holder provides a convenient method of containing the cells neatly in a casing. The holder or mount is moulded into the shape of the battery it houses.

Types

Battery holders are available in various shapes, styles and materials. The main ones are:

Chassis mount

Chassis mount battery holders can be made of metal or plastic. They are fixed to a panel, chassis or plate via fixing holes in the back of the casing base or by tabs at the side. The holders can be open faced or enclosed. Chassis mount holders and mounts accept AA, AAA, C, D AA and 9 V PP3 cell sizes.

Panel mount

Panel mount battery holders are made of plastic. They are designed to slot into a pre-prepared hole in a panel. There are two main fixing methods,

Flange panel fixing

Secured to the panel via a flange with pre-drilled holes. These holders are draw style holders with a flip front or pull out draw compartment. They hold single larger cells like 9 V PP3 or multiple 2, 3 and 4 cylindrical AAA, AA, C and D cells.

Screw fixing

Secured to the panel with screw thread gasket and nut. These holders are long cylindrical holders with a cap. The cap can be finger operated or slotted cap (for screwdriver release).

PCB Mount

PCB mount battery holders can be made of metal or plastic. They are designed to mount directly on to a printed circuit board. The holders have sharp pins protruding from the base of the holder. Pins are pushed through the holes on a PCB board and soldered. These battery mounts are usually open faced. PCB holders can hold single coin cells or multiple 2, 3 and 4 cylindrical AAA, AA, C, D cells


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Description Price For Battery Size Number of Cells Mount Type Maximum Cell Diameter Dimensions Terminal Contact Type Body Material Terminal Contact Material
RS Stock No. 464-1251
Mfr. Part No.SBH-341AS
£3.26
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AA 4 Chassis Battery Holder - 69 x 65 x 19mm Coil Spring ABS -
RS Stock No. 500-5280
Mfr. Part No.SBH-9VAS
£2.66
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9V PP3 1 - Battery Holder - 69 x 33 x 21mm Coil Spring ABS Brass
RS Stock No. 464-1223
Mfr. Part No.SBH-321-1AS
£2.29
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AA 2 Strap & Lead Battery Holder - 68 x 33 x 19mm Coil Spring ABS -
RS Stock No. 464-1245
Mfr. Part No.SBH-331AS
£2.66
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AA 3 Strap & Lead Battery Holder - 69 x 48 x 18mm Coil Spring ABS -
RS Stock No. 500-5274
Mfr. Part No.SBH-421-1AS
£2.29
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AAA 2 - Battery Holder - 63 x 26 x 16mm Coil Spring ABS Brass