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How to Choose a Good Battery Holder?

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Battery holders, also called battery connectors, are used for loading batteries and are generally soldered to the PCB board for power supply to the module clock. It includes a body, a positive lead piece, a negative lead piece, and a ribbed stop and positioning seat on the relative edges of the bottom surface of the seat to fix and limit the battery respectively.

The battery holder is widely used in the circuit structure of computer motherboards, electronic dictionaries, cameras, digital photo frames, remote controls, ear temperature guns, blood glucose testers, and other products. When we use batteries, we tend to ignore the choice of battery holders. In fact, the battery holder has a great role to play in the life of the battery, the protection of the battery and so on. Let’s learn more about the features and functions associated with battery holders!

Every electronic product that needs to be equipped with a battery needs a battery holder to connect and fix the battery. Battery holders are generally made up of plastic and metal connection pieces. Structurally it is not complicated, but the inside design to the material and process, 2 aspects determine the merits of a battery holder. Today I will introduce the battery holder from several aspects, in detail, if you read my article, you will know how to choose the right battery holder, how to find a good battery holder manufacturers.

#1- The Introduction of the Battery Holder?

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Battery holder, including the seat body, the first conductive sheet and the second conductive sheet. Seat body is beyond the semi-circular arc of the disk body, with an open end, open end of the two sides of the retaining wall and the concave part of the surface separation and the formation of the elastic wall can be opened to the outside; thus, the battery directly from the open end of the seat body pushed into the concave part, the battery can be two sides of the elastic clamps and a side for the second conductive sheet elastic pressure, very stable, when the battery outside the concave part of the battery up to pull, the two elastic walls will be elastic open can The battery can be easily removed.

The main purpose of the battery holder is to reduce the damage caused by vibration, heat, shock, humidity and corrosion.

#2-What Features Should I Look for When Choosing a Battery Holder?

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① Battery holder retention and removal of the battery

A well-designed battery holder must resist shock and vibration while remaining flexible enough to allow easy battery replacement. Retention and dismantling are conflicting: if the retention is good, it is generally difficult to dismantle; if it is good, it is difficult to have good retention. So when choosing a battery holder you can test it and choose one according to your needs.

②Durability of the battery holder

Everything needs to have good durability, not to mention the fact that some batteries need to be removed frequently, which requires the battery holder to have good durability. This problem is further exacerbated if the battery holder uses very high clamps due to the increased wear and tear caused by the battery insertion and removal process. All battery holders should have polarity protection so that there will be no contact when the batteries are inserted incorrectly.

③ Conductivity and corrosion resistance

Exposure to excessive heat and humidity, corrosive chemicals, or airborne contaminants can often present problems associated with corrosion build-up, which can negatively affect electrical performance. To minimise these effects, choose a battery holder manufactured from corrosion resistant materials.

④High temperature resistant battery holder bases

There are several different types of plastic material for the base. The temperature of the battery holder can be very high instantly during the welding process and the plastic parts used must be able to resist high temperatures.

White plastic base is generally LCP material, flame retardant, high temperature resistance of 260 degrees

Black plastic base is generally PBT material, not flame retardant, high temperature resistance of 180 degrees

Brown plastic bases are generally made of PPA, which is not flame retardant and is resistant to 260°C.

The degree of high temperature resistance is generally determined by the structure of the battery holder and the use of the situation, such as some SMD type, the metal sheet needs to be welded on, it is necessary to resist high temperature, otherwise in the welding time, the base to fuse. Another appliance in use, some are to be fixed in the appliance, need to be welded on top, also need to be high temperature resistance. So this should be based on the actual welding situation to choose the right material battery holder.

⑤ Conductivity of the metal connection piece on the battery holder

There are metal connectors on the battery holder, which are mainly used to connect the positive and negative poles of the battery, made of steel and copper, each with their own characteristics. Phosphor bronze connection piece of good conductivity, not prone to quality problems, and steel is characterised by good flexibility, not easy to break or deformation, in general each has its own characteristics, the price will naturally be different, and each of our products will be based on the structure.

Metal connection pieces usually also require plating, which is divided into gold, tin and nickel plating. The different plating layers have different characteristics.

Gold plating: good surface contact, better conductivity (into high)

Tin plating: easy to tin, easy to solder (cost effective)

Nickel plating: resistant to oxidation, but poor tin effect, not easy to solder

All three types of plating are possible for the same product, and all three types of plating exist on the market.

#3-What Series of Battery Holders Are Available?

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In addition to the plastic and metal connectors, there are several other simple series of battery holders, analysed as follows.

①Battery holder series

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②Hardware buckle series

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③Hardware battery shrapnel

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④Customized product series

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⑤Battery box series

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#4- Packaging method of battery holder: It can be divided into two ways: plate loading and roll loading. Please choose the appropriate packaging method according to the process of electronic product production line.

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The battery holder is widely suitable for lithium-manganese button batteries such as CR2032, CR2025, CR2016, etc., zinc-manganese button batteries such as LR44, and zinc-manganese cylindrical batteries such as LR6/AA, LR03/AAA, R6P/AA, R03P/AAA and so on.

Microcell International Battery Co.,Ltd is an enterprise with completely independent development and production capacity. With a united and professional elite team, it has gradually formed a high-tech enterprise integrating R&D, manufacturing, marketing and so on. For more information about battery holder, please follow my blog.

Carl Zhang

Carl Zhang

I am a senior sales with 15 years in the battery industry and a bachelor's degree in economics.
I will be sharing some of my expertise on batteries and my insights into the battery industry in my blog, which should help you with your purchases in China.

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