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Mechanism Help Brainstorm

Postby oligummery » November 10th, 2016, 9:56 am


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Hey,

I'm looking for ideas for securing a removable battery to a product housing. I'm looking for ideas on mechanical locking mechanisms. These are the requirements:

- Battery needs to sit flush inside master
- Battery needs to be reasonably secure (requiring a release.)
- Mechanism will be used frequently as the battery needs charging between each usage.


My ideas:
- Integrating a sprung plastic feature like you see on remote control hatch.
- Copying the mechanism you might see on rechargeable batteries. Adding metal springs components in.

I know this is vague but if any can help i'd be very appreciative.

Thanks

Oli

Re: Mechanism Help Brainstorm

Postby iab » November 10th, 2016, 12:01 pm


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Build the battery into a battery cover door you see on any remote.

Re: Mechanism Help Brainstorm

Postby FH13 » November 11th, 2016, 11:55 am


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Go take a look at home depot to see how rechargeable tools hold the batteries or toys r us. Also look at old cell phones when you were able to change the batteries.

But asking a very specific question like this without any background information is a bit limiting. Why not share a bit more about how it's used and why it has to be flush all around.

Re: Mechanism Help Brainstorm

Postby louis leblanc » November 12th, 2016, 8:01 am

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Have a look at the Leica T battery mechanism. There are no doors as the bottom of the battery has the same finish as the rest of the camera.

Re: Mechanism Help Brainstorm

Postby oligummery » November 14th, 2016, 9:26 am


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Thanks for your help everyone! I've now got a few more ideas to work through.

Cheers


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