Batteries are an essential part of many common household items. Remotes, flashlights, cameras, and smoke alarms all require batteries to function. Even the mouse you’re using right now likely contains a battery. While batteries are small and often taken for granted, they play a big role in our daily lives. Without batteries, many of the devices we rely on would be rendered useless. That’s why it’s important to always have fresh batteries on hand, so you’re never left without power when you need it most.
While they are relatively safe to use, there are some dangers to be aware of when storing batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can be harmful if ingested or inhaled. If the battery leaks, be sure to clean up the area immediately and ventilate the room. Batteries can also catch fire if they are damaged or improperly used. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for safety.
Well, how do you store your batteries? If you’re like most people, you probably store your batteries in a drawer or some other haphazard way. But did you know that there’s a better way to store batteries? With this DIY battery storage project, you can easily and inexpensively organize your batteries so that you can find the one you need when you need it.
However, when storing batteries, it is important to keep them in a cool, dry place. Extreme temperatures can cause batteries to leak or catch fire, so it is best to avoid storing them in areas that are subject to extreme heat or cold. Additionally, batteries should be kept away from children and pets, as they can be dangerous if handled improperly.
There are many battery organizers available in stores and online, but this homemade battery dispenser is another great option that you can make using a few timber off-cuts!
This drop-down battery dispenser is one of the best ways to organize your supply, as it uses the first in first out method. This ensures that you are always using the freshest batteries, which will perform at their best. With this system, you can make sure you get the oldest, unused battery (the ones nearing expiry) in your stock first without rummaging.
Plus, you can easily see which type of batteries need replenishing. This dispenser can hold up many batteries and can be mounted on a wall or shelf for easy access. It’s certainly a lot simpler and more efficient than batteries all jumbled together in a drawer.
Depending on how many batteries you need to keep at home, you can make your own battery dispenser a little taller or shorter than what is indicated in the plan provided below. If you need to store a lot of batteries, you can make the dispenser taller in order to accommodate more batteries. Alternatively, if you only need to store a few batteries, you can make the dispenser shorter.
This DIY drop-down battery organizer can really come in handy for people who frequently use battery-operated tools and equipment like DIY-ers or photographers!
Do you know anyone who needs this battery dispenser? Why not make one as a gift for them? 🙂
Learn how to build this battery dispenser by viewing the plan and watching the video below!
You’ll need these materials:
- 1/2″ thick Wood
- 1/4″ thick Hardboard / Plywood
- Clear Acrylic Sheet
- Wood Screw
- Wood Glue
And these tools:
- Table Saw
- Wood Clamps
- Hole Saw
- Ruler and Marker
Click on any image to start the lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.
You can watch the step-by-step tutorial from Fun With Woodworking here: