Introduction: Free Nine Volt Battery Clips and Small Enclosures

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Recycle your "dead" 9v batteries into something useful and help save the planet.

Step 1: Tools and Supplies

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Soldering iron

Flat head screwdriver


A 9 volt battery with a metal case (I recommend Duracell)


Two small bits of wire

Step 2: Open the Case

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Use your screwdriver and pliers to carefully pry back the top of the case and empty all the contents of the battery.

Step 3: What You'll Find Inside

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What should come out of the battery is 6 AAAA cells, the bottom cover, the top cover, and the case itself. If you had lollipops, a small rodent, and a sock come out of the battery then you may have done something wrong.

Step 4: Making the Battery Clip

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Heat up your soldering iron and solder two your two wires onto the contacts on the back of the top cover.

Step 5: The Case

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The Battery case can have many purposes. Some examples are: Flashlights, Holders for small electronic parts. Use your imagination. Check out my other instructable on how to turn it into an electric hand warmer/heater

Step 6: The Cells

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For more information about the AAAA cells and how you can use them see kipkays 9 volt battery hack.

Step 7: Thanks

I hope you enjoyed my instructable and keep doing whatever you can to save our planet. Please vote at the top of this page and feel free to comment/rate, all I ask is that you post no insulting comments considering I'm only 13.


codongolev (author)2010-11-09

if anyone wants to know where to get free nine volts, make friends with a sound guy. my brother's a sound guy at my church, and I was looking for a place to get nine volts for cheap. I then remembered that sound guys follow the mantra of "better safe than sorry" and replace batteries after every use. I asked him, and he showed me a drawer full of batteries, just waiting to be donated to home depot for use in their equipment (where dying batteries isn't such a disaster). I tested them with my nine volt flashlight, and sure enough, about ninety percent were good. I now have 22 perfectly good nine volts waiting to power my stuff.

doo da do (author)codongolev2011-10-17

I have not run across any 9V flashlights did u make it or purchase one, I would like to have one.

codongolev (author)doo da do2011-10-17

I made it. it's a pretty cool build, trying to fit all those lights in a teeny tiny space. they're pretty fun to make.

SmithDrewSmith (author)2009-06-08

I did this in order to remove 2 aaaa's to make a 6v pack. My battery didn't have the round batteries, it had 6 rectangular cells stacked on top of each other and fused together. seems like it's a better use of the volume and might last longer... I'd post a pic but can't find my camera.

I've had that happen. thankfully I only wanted the clip, although I was a bit confused when I opened it.

For anyone interested, so far rayovac and fuji novel batteries do not have the AAAA batteries.

lucek (author)2009-07-24

panasonic-yes energiser-yes ultra life-yes Duracell-some but not all DieHard-no EverReady-no lithium 9v batteries have 3 3.2 cells some brands of cheaper carbon zinc only have 5 1.5v cells.

FeedTheGrid (author)2009-04-24

Nicely done.

BeanGolem (author)2009-02-18

Being 13 is stupid! None of the cool kids are 13. hah. jk. Nice I'ble. I like this one because you get 2 new parts out of it, both of which can be used in subsequent projects. The male/female design of the 9V battery clip makes it reversible, so that's nice. You should write an I'ble that uses it!

freerunnin1 (author)BeanGolem2009-04-16

LaxLurvr is 13 lol

BeanGolem (author)freerunnin12009-04-16

I know that. That's why I said it.

freerunnin1 (author)freerunnin12009-04-16

and me :P

jedi pen-gui-n (author)2009-03-05

so much for my first i'ble

LaxLuvr (author)jedi pen-gui-n2009-03-05


jedi pen-gui-n (author)LaxLuvr2009-03-06

this was my idea for my first instrucitable. oh well.

LaxLuvr (author)2009-02-19

Please remember to rate the instructable! :-)

ac1D (author)2009-02-18

its already on instructable, more than 3 times. good tough

LaxLuvr (author)ac1D2009-02-18

one of those 3 was posted on my other account ( I almost completely changed the instructable) and I spoke to the author of the other one.

nepheron (author)2009-02-18


digitaltripper (author)2009-02-18

WOW cool idea!! Way to go.

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