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Old 04 June 2013, 03:45   #11
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Yes suppose in hindsight I should have left the sides at 45deg


I am going to strap the batteries in, and the one side left has the battery switch - so I hope that the side left won't have much stress on it.

Any ideas on what to make a cover out of? I have access to stainless steel, but not sure if I like the idea of that on the batteries, other than that it will be anything from b&q and similar.
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I'd just file a radius there now.It';ll be an internal radius, but it'll be better than leaving it as a sharp corner.

Don't use metal for a cover, thats a quick way to a fire if the battery comes loose.

B&Q don't sell anything that'll last for the job (I looked there several times for plastic for stuff like that and they just don't sell anything like it).

You could try polycarbonate, glued together.
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Looks like it will be staying open for now...
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Looks like it will be staying open for now...
It's how I've done it-just make sure the terminal caps are secure.

I'd far rather be able to access the batteries in an emergency if I need to.
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Terminal caps will be secure, batteries will be strapped in and the original lid on the top!
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That works!
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