Who has a clever idea for storing AAs ?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Bob Thomas, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. Bob Thomas

    Bob Thomas Guest

    Anyone discovered a common container suitable to hold 4 AA batteries -
    I can't seem to find anything suitable to hold them in my camera bag -
    it needs to be compact.

    The commercially made ones are good - but they don't seem to sell them
    except as part of a battery pack.

    Bob T.
    Bob Thomas, Mar 2, 2004
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    Robertwgross Guest

    Ziplock sandwich bag.

    ---Bob Gross---
    Robertwgross, Mar 2, 2004
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    Bob Thomas Guest

    Not bad ....... although something rigid would be even better. Ziplock
    will certainly do in the meantime. Thanks.

    Bob T.
    Bob Thomas, Mar 2, 2004
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    Rick Guest


    Rick, Mar 2, 2004
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    Robertwgross Guest

    Another one. Some brands of batteries package their AA batteries in a so-called
    blister pack. These packages are part transparent plastic and part cardboard.
    Buy four AA batteries this way and discard the cardboard. Take the plastic part
    and use pieces of tape to hold three of the four edges together. Insert and
    remove the batteries from the fourth edge. Compact. Cheap. Stylish. Reliable.
    No theft of intellectual material. No environmental analysis required.

    ---Bob Gross---
    Robertwgross, Mar 2, 2004
  6. Bob,

    Have a look at www.7dayshop.com - they have containers for 8 AA batts, cost
    v. cheap, also batts cheap, mem card cases, mem cards cheap ..... but they
    are pretty slow to deliver.

    Once you know these things exist, you can search them out in the US.

    Eddie Bromhead, Mar 2, 2004
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    imbsysop Guest

    I use an old tape-casette container It holds 8 AA rechargeables (2sets
    os 4). Put some styropor slices between battery contatcts. Mind you
    not all containers are large enough to slide them in ..
    imbsysop, Mar 2, 2004
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    Ed Ruf Guest

    Thomas distribution does. Though in the case of only ordering a few of
    these the shipping charges are killers.

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    Ed Ruf, Mar 2, 2004
  9. I like the Drifter canvas bags and put them on my camera strap, rotating the
    batteries so I know which is the freshest:


    Radio Shack used to offer a little 4 piece AA and memory holder, but I'm not
    sure if it is still in production.
    Michael Meissner, Mar 2, 2004
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    Alan F Cross Guest

    They fit quite nicely into a photographic slide box - the plastic boxes
    that slides come back in after processing at Kodak or Fuji.

    It's worth finding a container that holds the batteries upright. Firstly
    it keeps the contacts apart from each other, and secondly, you can store
    the fully charged one "pip-iup" and the exhausted ones out of the camera
    "pip-down", so you don't try ti re-use them.
    Alan F Cross, Mar 2, 2004
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    BillH Guest

    "Fat" rubber bands to hold them together and then ziplock to protect
    against leakage.

    I buy a bag of rubber bands 3-1/2" x 1/4", 440 count at office supply
    store and use it for various things like laptop cables when I'm carrying
    them in my briefcase (not to mention things in the kitchen as well!).
    It's simple, cheap, and expandable (pun intended).

    BillH, Mar 2, 2004
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    Tom Monego Guest

    Rubber band around the pack of batteries you need 1 pack to 1 bag. Rubberband =
    freah and a place to store spent batteries.

    Tom Monego, Mar 2, 2004
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    Doug Guest

    Energizer batteries come in a little plastic container. It works
    beautifully. About as compact as you can get.


    "Bob Thomas"
    Doug, Mar 2, 2004
  14. Same here. Stops them coming into contact with each other or other sets
    (something which the rubber band option doesn't do, but it depends on
    how paranoid about unwantd battery fraternisation you are !) I've heard
    tale of fires in people's pockets and bags due to batteries getting
    together but even when I have had 'em rolling about in my bag loose it's
    never happened to me. FWIW.

    Rachael of Nex, the Wiccan Rat, Mar 2, 2004
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    Frank ess Guest

    Someone once suggested travel-size packages of cotton swabs ('Q-tips') are
    suitable for sets of six AAs, but I've never come across such a thing. Your
    luck may be better.

    Frank S
    Frank ess, Mar 2, 2004
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    Nibbler Guest

    Hehe, I once threw a "discharged" 9v in my pants pocket, already containing
    change and keys... A few minutes later, I though I had spilled my coffee on
    my leg, untill I felt and realised... Do'h
    Nibbler, Mar 2, 2004
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    Nibbler Guest

    I use the two end pockets on my bag. I use different brands, rubber banded
    in groups of four to keep in groups and identify if seperated so always
    charged / discharge together. charged go in one side, discharged in the
    other. (BTW, mem cards in wallet that holds 6 - have 6 128M SM and a 32M -,
    all start facing one way, flip when inserted full)
    Nibbler, Mar 2, 2004
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    Nibbler Guest

    How about a travel container for a bar of soap, should be cheap.
    Nibbler, Mar 2, 2004
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    Chris Quinn Guest

    Digital Camera Magazine in the UK is giving away a free case to hold 4xAA
    with this month's issue
    Chris Quinn, Mar 2, 2004
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    Larry Guest

    Radio Shack (in the US) sells flat "battery packs" that hold 4 AA
    cells. (1.50 US dollars)put the batteries in, flip the on off switch
    to the off position and clip off the wires. A buck fifty is cheap
    enough for me.
    Larry, Mar 2, 2004
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