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. 279-5457
Mfr. Part No.84-6
BrandKeystone
£3.90
1 Bag of 5
Bag(s)
9V PP3 1 Strap & Lead Strap & Lead - 13 x 8.5 x 25mm Press Stud ABS Brass
RS Stock No. 410-1444
Mfr. Part No.2487
BrandKeystone
£1.763
Each (In a Pack of 3)
Units
AA 3 Chassis Battery Holder - 68.5 x 48 x 18.5mm Coil Spring ABS Spring Steel
RS Stock No. 219-7960
Mfr. Part No.3003
BrandKeystone
£0.65
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
CR2016, CR2025, CR2032 1 PCB Contact 20mm 19.9 x 21.1 x 6.7mm Top Spring Arm - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 172-5980
Mfr. Part No.209
BrandKeystone
£0.28
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
A, AA 1 Snap-In Contact - 7.9 x 11.4mm Leaf Spring - Nickel Plated Spring Steel
RS Stock No. 614-2352
Mfr. Part No.2469
BrandKeystone
£1.36
Each
Units
AAA 2 Chassis Battery Holder - 53 x 24.6 x 13mm Coil Spring PP Spring Steel
RS Stock No. 219-7954
Mfr. Part No.3002
BrandKeystone
£0.742
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
CR2016, CR2025, CR2032 1 PCB Contact 20mm - Top Spring Arm - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 172-5845
Mfr. Part No.1294
BrandKeystone
£2.46
Each
Units
9V PP3 1 PCB Battery Holder - 53.9 x 29.6 x 20.3mm Solder Tag Glass Filled Nylon Steel
RS Stock No. 114-1663
Mfr. Part No.1290
BrandKeystone
£3.52
Each
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9V PP3 1 Snap-In Battery Holder - 48.3 x 28.6 x 14.3mm Solder Tag Aluminium Brass
RS Stock No. 410-1438
Mfr. Part No.2484
BrandKeystone
£5.29
1 Pack of 3
Pack(s)
AAA 3 Chassis Battery Holder - 54 x 37.5 x 15mm Coil Spring ABS Spring Steel
RS Stock No. 614-2374
Mfr. Part No.2481
BrandKeystone
£2.29
Each
Units
AAA 4 PCB Battery Holder - 53 x 50.3 x 13mm Coil Spring PP Spring Steel
RS Stock No. 172-4325
Mfr. Part No.1028
BrandKeystone
£2.34
Each
Units
AA 1 PCB Battery Holder - 59.9 x 16.3 x 15.2mm Leaf Spring PBT Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 410-1450
Mfr. Part No.2490
BrandKeystone
£4.15
1 Pack of 3
Pack(s)
AA 2 Chassis Battery Holder - 68.3 x 35.4 x 18mm Coil Spring ABS Spring Steel
RS Stock No. 219-7948
Mfr. Part No.3001
BrandKeystone
£0.62
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
CR1216, CR1220 1 PCB Contact 12mm - Top Spring Arm - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 367-4222
Mfr. Part No.1060
BrandKeystone
£2.29
Each
Units
CR2025 1 PCB Battery Holder 20mm 28.4 x 16 x 5.5mm Top Spring Arm Glass Filled LCP Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 327-7556
Mfr. Part No.211
BrandKeystone
£0.13
Each (In a Bag of 10)
Units
A, AA - - Contact - 8.5 x 7.4mm Coil Spring - Spring Steel
RS Stock No. 614-2368
Mfr. Part No.2474
BrandKeystone
£1.27
Each
Units
AA 2 - Battery Holder - 58 x 31.8 x 16mm Press Stud PP Spring Steel
RS Stock No. 324-7303
Mfr. Part No.5202
BrandKeystone
£0.32
Each (In a Bag of 10)
Units
A, AA 1 - Contact - 11.3 x 10.8mm Coil Spring - Spring Steel
RS Stock No. 172-5968
Mfr. Part No.593
BrandKeystone
£0.61
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
9V PP3 1 PCB Contact - 9.7 x 14mm Press Stud - -
RS Stock No. 219-7926
Mfr. Part No.3000
BrandKeystone
£0.80
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
CR1216, CR1220 1 PCB Contact 12mm - Top Spring Arm - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 367-6329
Mfr. Part No.5212
BrandKeystone
£0.51
Each (In a Bag of 10)
Units
A, AA 2 PCB Contact - 24.6 x 12.7mm Coil Spring - Spring Steel