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Safely securing a battery contact in a box mod.

Discussion in 'Repairing Electronics' started by hostilehitman, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. hostilehitman

    hostilehitman New Member

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    Sorry for using links to the images. They're too large to upload here.

    I have an iPV4S mod and one of the battery contacts pops out whenever slight pressure is applied to it, as seen here: i.imgur.com/aUsdLg8.jpg
    Here's a view from inside: i.imgur.com/NAuGI8E.jpg
    It's easy to pop it back in place as shown here: i.imgur.com/PF1EahM.jpg

    Although it's easy to put back in place, putting the battery in just pushes it right back out. I need a way to permanently secure it but super glue is too weak. I thought about using epoxy but I'm not sure which brand is safe for electronics, if any. I don't want this thing taking off my hand in an explosion so I'm trying to be safe. If epoxy is the way to go can anyone recommend a specific product to use? Perhaps there's an even better way? Thank you for any advice y'all can give!
     
  2. alec_t

    alec_t Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    You can resize them with any graphics editing software and post them here using the 'Upload a file' button..
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  3. jpanhalt

    jpanhalt Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Does this metallic strip slip over the two, plastic "fingers?"

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    Does the negative end have a spring contact? If not, I would consider adding one. Or, you could add a small spring (e.g., crimp it) to the metallic strip that is larger than the slot. I do not think a hard setting adhesive will work. If mechanical changes do not work, then I would consider a strong, but soft setting adhesive like hot-melt, but I suspect that would not be very permanent.
     

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