LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder - Switched - 20mm (DEV-13883)

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Sure, your flashing, chip-tune playing T-shirt is really cool at the party… but at some point you need to turn it off. And yes, you could just pull the battery, or maybe you’ve even sewn a LilyPad slide switch in-line. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was just a switch on the battery? Well, look no further.

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I’m looking for an alternative to using a button battery holder in our school’s e-textiles projects. Over the last few years our year 7 students have been integrating led lights into their felt creations. We have used the Lilypad coin cell Batter holders with Switch to power the lights. Students have used conductive thread to connect the power with the lights. It would seem that the new Australian law makes this problematic. Therefore, can you recommend an alternative? Something that allows a AAA or AA to be connected? When looking, the problem with most battery cases is that they are not easily connected with conductive thread. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.


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Hi Mark,

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

There isn’t a huge range of products out there that are nice to connect via conductive thread. I think your best bet will be to get a AA or AAA battery holder with bare wires and then crimp on a ring terminal you can loop and tie your conductive thread to.
Alternatively, you could explore some solderless connectors like these. The one linked below can support down to 24AWG which is a conductor diameter of 0.51mm, so if your conductive thread is thick enough it should bind well enough for you to use snap action connectors to connect the battery holder to your conductive thread projects.

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