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CO2 Battery Holder Answered

Can some one make an instructable on how to make a battery holder out of a couple CO2 cartridges? 

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ilpug
ilpug

5 years ago

This is a good idea, but can your application use plastic? I would suggest using lightweight PVC or ABS tubing, which is available as plumbing pipe at hardware stores or online at plastics suppliers with various colors, sizes, opacity, and densities. Also, plastic has a variety of tailor made fittings that can easily be shaped, glued, and painted, and is easily customizable for different sizes of battery pack. The CO2 cartridges are cheap, but hard to work with and difficult to thread because the hardness and thin cartridge walls. Furthermore, the cartridges are conductive while the plastic is not. If you must use a cartridge for the holder, I recommend using a rubber stopper or slip on cap, which is much easier than making a threaded cap.

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dudes
dudes

5 years ago

What would they be used for?

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elkaddalek
elkaddalek

Reply 5 years ago

One battery will work, also button baterys will work too.

I need to know how to make the screw on cap on the bottom of the CO2 cartrige.

I'm having problems uploading images, hope this helps.
https://www.instructables.com/file/FPJPU2ZI4MMTLOU/

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dudes
dudes

Reply 5 years ago

Ahh, I'm not sure how to cut threads in a steel pipe, but I'll do a bit of digging and see what I can find.

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elkaddalek
elkaddalek

Reply 5 years ago

look for "taps and dies"

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dudes
dudes

Reply 5 years ago

That seems like it would work. It looks like you've got this figured out. Let me know when you make it. :)

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elkaddalek
elkaddalek

Reply 5 years ago

For steampunk devices. To hide the battery's in a steampunk form.

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dudes
dudes

Reply 5 years ago

Oh, that's cool. What part will be showing? I assume you only need it to hold one battery?