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RadioShack® Enclosed 4 “AA” Battery Holder

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270-409

 | Catalog #: 270-409
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Product Summary

Switch on the power.

This enclosed 4 "AA" battery holder has a built-in on-off switch and has color-coded wire leads.

  • Great for your projects or making a battery pack
  • Built in on\off switch
  • Enclosed battery holder
  • Easily combine batteries
  • Wire to an existing project or add a connector
  • Mountable battery holder
  • Color-coded wire leads
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  • Battery holder with on/off switch for 4 AA batteries
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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RadioShack® Enclosed 4 “AA” Battery Holder
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (5)
  • Rugged (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good performance (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (4), Casual user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Professional Uses

      By Nikon Guy

      from Virginia Beach

      About Me Power User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Rugged
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Cheap Plastic Build

      Best Uses

      • High-End Equipment

      Comments about RadioShack® Enclosed 4 “AA” Battery Holder:

      I am a pro photographer who needed to get my batteries out of my portable speedlight. I modified the speedlight to accept 6 volt lead calcium 4.0 AH batteries externally. These batteries will fire probably a million flashes before they need recharging (well, it seems like it anyway). But I wanted a lighter solution for on the field work where an assistant will be holding the flash and battery pack. (The lead calcium battery id heavy). I bought two of these AA battery holders from Radio Shack and added the RCA phone hack connectors (also from Radio Shack) to make a portable and very light alternative power source. I love the included power switch. Great for my purposes.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great multi-use cell holder!

      By BCD

      from Long Beach, IN

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Alter
      • Well made

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack® Enclosed 4 “AA” Battery Holder:

          I needed a parallel circuit cell holder and Radio Shack came through with a holder that was easy to re-configure. It started out as a series box but the contacts were easy to remove and cut. Soldering jumper wires to the contacts and re-inserting them was a breeze. Voila, a cell holder in parallel instead of series!

          GREAT cell holder!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Good Value. Holds batteries !

          By KA9AHQ

          from Portland, Orygun

          About Me Power User

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Rugged
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about RadioShack® Enclosed 4 “AA” Battery Holder:

              Its a battery holder and it holds batteries.
              Sold to provide power through attached wires.
              In fact it does in reasonable amounts.

              I thinks its a darned good buy

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Don't Waste Your Money!

              By Angry and powerless

              from Olathe, KS

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • None

              Cons

              • Didn't work

              Best Uses

              • Paperweight

              Comments about RadioShack® Enclosed 4 “AA” Battery Holder:

              I wanted a plain old battery pack, nothing special. I had a project with one installed when the battery holder broke, and nothing else to power it with and thus no way to make any more progress. Not wanting to wait for one to be delivered online, I went over to my local Radio Shack to buy one. I bought it, took it home and soldered the wires in. Put batteries in, turned switch on (on the battery pack, and no my project itself didn't have one) and nothing happened! So I remove the batteries, they all show voltage with my voltmeter. Huh? So I disconnect the wires and measure them with the meter. No power! COME ON! This wouldn't have been acceptable even for a one time use, because it didn't even work ONE TIME! It wouldn't work for a halloween light if I left it in it's package until halloween! I couldn't see anything amiss with it by looking at the contact or the place the wires went in. It's being returned and the hunt for a well-made battery pack continues! You'd think that something as simple as a battery pack would be pretty hard to screw up but whoever makes this garbage managed to do it!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Even works for my

              By Jessii

              from In My Bed With This Thing, My House

              About Me Power User

              Pros

              • Consistent Performance
              • Good Length
              • Rugged
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RadioShack® Enclosed 4 “AA” Battery Holder:

                  I trimmed the wires to about half a centimeter from the box, stripped them, soldered them together and pushed them completely inside of the box. I then put 2 AAs and 2 Jimmyjane Little Chroma motors (which are the same form factor as AAs) into it, in alternating order, and closed it up. I switched it on and it worked! So much, in fact, that the thing nearly jumped out of my hand! Now I have an "electromechanical oscillator" (hehe) that cost [$] but works better than the ones that cost thrice that much! Thanks, RadioShack!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Just Perfect for a 6V battery supply

                  By Scotty

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Performance
                  • Good Length
                  • Good Warranty
                  • Rugged
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack® Enclosed 4 “AA” Battery Holder:

                      Used this to replace the Battery Compartment on an RC Vehicle. This fixed the problem that every time the RC Vehicle hit a bump the Batteries disconnected.
                      Like others I have also used this as a USB power supply for my gadgets.
                      It is small enough to fit in your pocket.
                      Also used it to make a Led Flashlight by taking Used Disposable AA batteries that are at 1.2V and using them to power a 4.5V Led Light.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good price for Ipod Ext. Battery pack

                      By South Cali Man

                      from San Diego, CA

                      About Me Power User

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Good price

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about RadioShack® Enclosed 4 “AA” Battery Holder:

                      Buy it and modified put on USB port for IPOD extra Battery pack.... or any device that use USB.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Outstanding for what it is intended for

                      By Muddy

                      from Atherton, CA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Great pricegreat design

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • General purpose
                      • Travel

                      Comments about RadioShack® Enclosed 4 “AA” Battery Holder:

                      This is an outstanding product for the price and for what it is designed for. Just OUTSTANDING !!!
                      I just can not believe what the person from Portland Or said about this product and trying to modify this to drive 10 amps. The on/off switch and the wiring will not handle 10 amps. I just hope he understand circuits before he complains.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      I 'comprehend' what gearhead is saying

                      By Orthocon

                      from Portland, OR

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about RadioShack® Enclosed 4 “AA” Battery Holder:

                            I 'Comprehend' what it is that gearhead is trying to convey:

                            The battery holders offered by Radio Shack, (or any other manufacturer), are all of the standard batteries connected in Series type of connectors in the holders. And if the consumer were at least provided the physical dimensions it might better facillitate the planning of some projects.

                            However, if you need battery holders which are pre wired in parallel, good luck trying to find them! Typically you have to modify existing holders from their stock series configuration for parallel 'Cell' functions. And attempting to do so usually only succeeds in ruining the battery holder.

                            Say for example, you wanted to wire up each 4 battery- battery holder, as a PARALLEL NiMH cell, using 2500mAh AA batteries. Which in parallel would give you a cell of 1.2V @10Ah. Then arraying 10 of such 'Cells' in series to give you a total of 12V @ 10Ah. Good luck trying to do this, as there are NO Off The Shelf battery holder manufacturers who make 4 cell battery holders configured for holding the 4 batteries in parallel.

                            And the Manufacturers just don't get the hints from the consumers about this either!!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            its great they are ...

                            By kenny s

                            from chicago

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to use
                            • Good performance
                            • Good Value
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about RadioShack® Enclosed 4 “AA” Battery Holder:

                                its great they are improving the contacts for the battery holders, would be nice if there were more of these enclosed holders in "c" and "d" as well with the switches built right in

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