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Making a Battery Clip Breadboard Pluggable

Created on: 9 August 2012

The wire leads of a battery clip can be stripped of insulation at the tips and the wire strands twisted together to make it possible to plug it into an electronic breadboard. It may be difficult to plug the wire into a breadboard as the wire strands may bend or unravel.

In the video below, single stranded wire with a single solid core is soldered to the ends of a battery clip. The solder joint is then insulated using heatshrink tubing. The attached single strand wire makes it easy to plug the battery clip into a breadboard.

Battery clip that plugs easily into a breadboard

What You Will Need

  • Soldering iron
  • Solder
  • Sidecutters
  • Heat gun (paint stripper) for shrinking the heat shrink – this can also be done with a lighter or match
  • 2mm or 2.4mm diameter heatshrink tubing (heat shrink sleeving)
  • 0.6mm to 0.7mm diameter single strand wire (inner wire core diameter), preferably tinned
  • Battery clip

The video below shows how to prepare the battery clip:

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