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1 === Problem ===
2
3 I would like to 3D print a battery holder and there's a huge variety on the web. Which one should I choose?
4
5 The goal of this article is to inform on what potentially to look for in a 3D printed battery holder projects and give examples of the different features that you may or may not need.
6
7 === Battery holder usage ===
8
9 A battery holder should organize the batteries that are otherwise laying (and rolling) around your home.
10
11 Battery holders can help you organize batteries by:
12
13 * Battery type
14 * Battery condition
15 ** For single-use batteries, whether they're new, slightly used or dead (and stored for recycling)
16 ** For rechargeable batteries, whether they're charged or need to be recharged
17
18 === What to look for in a battery holder: ===
19
20 * What types of batteries it supports and whether it supports multiple types:
21 [[image:battery holder - battery type.jpg||alt="https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2170549" height="201" width="267"]]
22 Source: [[https:~~/~~/www.thingiverse.com/thing:2170549>>url:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2170549]]
23
24 * Whether it has different compartments for different battery conditions (e.g. recharged and need recharging):
25 [[image:battery holder - battery condition.jpg||height="202" width="268"]]
26 Source: [[https:~~/~~/www.thingiverse.com/thing:3900591>>url:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3900591]]
27
28 * Box type or dispenser type
29 ** Box types are easy to carry around
30 [[image:https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/b9/55/c4/b0/43/03fb5a70702914651e7d2178ebe04f70_preview_featured.jpg||height="206" width="274"]]
31 Source: [[https:~~/~~/www.thingiverse.com/thing:3195716>>url:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3195716]]
32
33 ** Dispenser types make it easier to get a new battery and also fill in new batteries
34 * Closed or opened design
35 ** Closed battery holders have the cosmetic advantage that they hide (the potentially colorful) batteries which may (or may not) spoil your interior a bit
36 [[image:https://files.cults3d.com/uploaders/14930967/illustration-file/f01285ab-ca25-4f7e-9de3-32484f99def7/20190428_134103_large.jpg||alt="Download free 3D printer designs Battery dispenser for AA Mignon (Batteriespender), verdrus" height="274" width="274"]]
37 Source: [[https:~~/~~/cults3d.com/en/3d-model/home/battery-dispenser-for-aa-mignon-batteriespender>>url:https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/home/battery-dispenser-for-aa-mignon-batteriespender]]
38
39 ** Opened battery holders have the advantage that you can (more easily) see how many batteries you have left. Also, less printing time.
40 [[image:battery holder - small.jpg||alt="https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3669838" height="201" width="267"]]
41 Source: [[https:~~/~~/www.thingiverse.com/thing:3669838>>url:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3669838]]
42
43 * Type of battery stacking:
44 ** Stacked in holes:
45 [[image:battery holder - stacked in holes.jpg||alt="https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2893349" height="200" width="265"]]
46 Source: [[https:~~/~~/www.thingiverse.com/thing:2893349>>url:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2893349]]
47
48 ** Stacked horizontally:
49 [[image:https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/87/fc/aa/e0/07/9cd45ce3b99fee7fd96230b5da1f5655_preview_featured.jpg||height="196" width="260"]]
50 Source: [[https:~~/~~/www.thingiverse.com/thing:3180232>>url:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3180232]]
51
52 * Size - how many batteries can the battery holder store. Also, how much space would you like it to occupy (e.g. needs to be smaller if you're going to store in a small drawer)
53 [[image:https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/7e/e4/31/e1/24/ff3d855e4ed33c08c36ab0c9abdea1b4_preview_featured.JPG||height="204" width="271"]]
54 [[https:~~/~~/www.thingiverse.com/thing:2541047>>url:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2541047]]
55
56 * Whether it can be mounted on a wall:
57 [[image:https://cdn.thingiverse.com/assets/37/b8/82/fc/21/featured_preview_IMG_3073.JPG||height="260" width="347"]]
58 Source: [[https:~~/~~/www.thingiverse.com/thing:4087011>>url:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4087011]]
59
60 * Others:
61 ** How easy it is to clean - as, in time. like everything else, will gather dust. Also, batteries tend to oxidize.
62 ** Whether the model is customizable
63
64 === Battery holders catalog: ===
65
66 === ===
67
68 ===== For different battery types: =====
69
70 * For micro quadrocopters batteries:
71 [[image:https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/5f/d3/73/8d/f6/Photo_on_8-30-14_at_2.41_PM_preview_featured.jpg||height="176" width="234"]]
72 Source: [[https:~~/~~/www.thingiverse.com/thing:446851>>url:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:446851]]
73
74 * Battery holder for "all types of batteries":
75 [[image:https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/7e/0f/69/a8/17/7fdf173941198b779d0cefaa0fa99336_preview_featured.jpg||height="177" width="235"]]
76 Source: [[https:~~/~~/www.thingiverse.com/thing:3280417>>url:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3280417]]
77
78 ===== Battery holders type boxes: =====
79
80 * Large box:
81 [[image:https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/22/b5/40/30/aa/933e0dd127eeab74a5081d9d54e87531_preview_featured.jpg||height="176" width="234"]]
82 Source: [[https:~~/~~/www.thingiverse.com/thing:2009595>>url:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2009595]]
83
84
85 ===== Vertically stacked batteries: =====
86
87 * AA and AAA battery holders:
88 [[image:https://files.cults3d.com/uploaders/13203994/illustration-file/207cba31-1a14-4b26-9d87-ad205f8fddeb/2222bc4e60002d6645b193b6b07d35e8_display_large_large.jpg||alt="Download free STL file Battery storage box, Rio31" height="232" width="232"]]
89 Source: [[https:~~/~~/cults3d.com/en/3d-model/home/battery-storage-box>>url:https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/home/battery-storage-box]]
90
91 * "Yet another AA/AAA battery case 1x4 2x4 3x4 4x4 2x3 2x2 6x8 8x4 10x4"
92 [[image:https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/c8/2e/2b/1c/0e/3f318e3df3a6ed0c18d6dfd17488c6f0_display_large.jpg||height="176" width="235"]]
93 Source: [[https:~~/~~/www.thingiverse.com/thing:2009923>>url:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2009923]]
94
95 ===== Battery holder dispensers =====
96
97 * Dual dispenser:
98 [[image:https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/6d/0c/d7/4e/85/affa9312a5e26c4139590fc2d8b9df89_preview_featured.jpg||height="178" width="237"]]
99 Source: [[https:~~/~~/www.thingiverse.com/thing:3358129>>url:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3358129]]
100
101 ===== Minimalistic battery holders =====
102
103 * Made of TPU (elastic material):
104 \\[[image:https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/75/9b/ca/2e/90/59bbb860765d7a97fb7f50d2b0b5dc6d_preview_featured.jpg||height="239" width="318"]]
105 Source: [[https:~~/~~/www.thingiverse.com/thing:3771020>>url:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3771020]]
106
107 === How can you help with this problem? ===
108
109 * If you can:
110 ** Add more types of battery holders
111 ** Add more battery holders (with pictures) to the catalog
112 ** Structure better the text, fix typos, etc...
113 ** Design a better battery holder :)
114 ** Translate the page in other languages