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Easiest way to reattach small wire between 2 AA rechargeable battery terminals? Answered

This is on a path light that uses 2 AA 1.2v NiCd rechargeable batteries. It's a small black wire(ground?) that ran from terminal to terminal. Hoping there's a cheaper way besides soldering, as I'd have to purchase all materials for a one time use. If soldering is my only option, I do own a little 503 pen torch but would need instruction on torch soldering along w/ materials needed. Appreciate your time and knowledge, thank you. 

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JM1999

Best Answer 4 years ago

If it isn't around any other parts you should be able to just use some Blu-tac or Sugru, I wouldn't solder it if you don't know anything about soldering, if it is a good light I would not practice on it.That is my opinion anyways, hope you get some other answers!

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jasongottschalk74JM1999

Answer 4 years ago

Really appreciate the advise and the turn on to Sugru. Seems like us "folk" in Kansas are always the last ones informed. Better late than never I guess. Plenty of room under the plate where the terminals are wired so this outta work just fine. Probably try out a piece of chewing gum(for the hell of it) while waiting on the Sugru to arrive. Thanks again JM1999... "Cheers"!

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JM1999jasongottschalk74

Answer 4 years ago

Thanks for marking my answer as the best, chewing gum should work just fine.

To be totally honest I have never seen Sugru with my own eyes, it was only that I saw it in an Instructable that I knew about it!

Hope it works!

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Kiteman

4 years ago

When I needed to replace a broken contact spring in a laser pointer, all I did was wedge in a balled-up piece of aluminium foil, worked a treat.

You could replace your wire with a twist of foil, wrapped over in your choice of adhesive tape.

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jasongottschalk74Kiteman

Answer 4 years ago

Thanks for the advice Kiteman. If the Sugru and original wire doesn't work I'll definitely give the foil a shot. (if it was up to me... I'd just buy a new set of lights but the Mrs. spent a good deal of time getting the other 3 up and working again) Have a good one...