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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
The worst part was having to buy so many -- but ...
These are exactly what I needed to fix my external garage door opener keypad. The worst part was having to buy so many -- but I understand that it's not economically feasible to be shipping these out one-at-a-time. It's too bad though because now I have a bunch of these with nothing to use them for! Too bad I can't just give them away to people!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
as it doesn't fit into the battery compartment as easily as the soft one did
I needed to replace the battery connector in my transistor radio (remember those?), since the leatherette connector that it came with had failed -- one side of the snap had come along with the battery when I was changing it. After reading some reviews, I decided to try this hard plastic style. It does seem much more likely to hold up. After I had swapped in the new connector, I did have a few minutes of panic, as it doesn't fit into the battery compartment as easily as the soft one did, but I was eventually able to get it in by pushing hard enough. The radio is working fine.
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Good Item, Great Price
These battery snaps are not only a good item at a great price, they are just what the doctor ordered if you have any product that needs a replacement battery snap. If the battery snap in your product has gotten loose and makes poor contact, or if it is broken, you can use one of these to replace it. Just snip out the old one, strip and tin the wires, and solder a new one in place. Insulate the splices with electrical tape (or, better yet, heat shrinkable tubing of the appropriate size) and your device is back in business. This pack contains 10 identical battery snaps (of the traditional "9 volt" type, more on that in a minute), so you will have plenty of spares. These are traditionally called 9 volt battery snaps, but can be safely used with any low voltage battery or battery pack, so long as the battery (or pack) uses the mating connector. These are the solder-in type, so you will need basic soldering and electronics housekeeping and safety skills, which are easy to learn, to install them. Tools needed: Wire cutter and stripper, soldering iron (30 watt should work nicely), and a clean, uncluttered place to work. You will need electronic solder of the type sold at electronics stores--NOT the kind sold for plumbing. Recommend (but not essential): A "third hand" device to hold the parts while soldering, a "solder sucker" (solder removal tool) in case you make a mistake, and a good bright light source (one of those lamps that have a magnifying lens built in would be excellent), and a pair of "flush cutters." If you need battery snaps for a replacement or for a new project, these are an excellent choice.