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Old 08-09-2004, 10:56 PM   #1
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Is there anything else you can stick the cells in a side-by-side pack together with aside from shoe goo? I just priced some and it is AU$24 a tube, thought there may be a cheaper alternative somewhere...
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Is there anything else you can stick the cells in a side-by-side pack together with aside from shoe goo? I just priced some and it is AU$24 a tube, thought there may be a cheaper alternative somewhere...
Well when I had side by side packs I just used double sided tape (not sure of the brand now but it was very thin and black) to hold them along with the battery connecting bars. Worked fine for me.

Why glue something you might want to unglue one day.
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What the? That's like 17.00 USD.

I bought my tube of Shoe Goo for 5.00 USD.
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Old 08-09-2004, 11:14 PM   #4
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Is there anything else you can stick the cells in a side-by-side pack together with aside from shoe goo? I just priced some and it is AU$24 a tube, thought there may be a cheaper alternative somewhere...
Get a hot glue gun or some CA.
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Why do you think we order things from Tower hobbies. Things are SO expensive over here
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CA as in like, liqud nails or something? what about silicone?

We may have a hot glue gun somewhere

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Try CA and baking soda.
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CA as in like, liqud nails or something?
CA as in Tire Glue.
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Superglue?

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CA as in Tire Glue.
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Thats what it basically is.
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Old 08-09-2004, 11:46 PM   #12
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OK Cool
So flexibility or lack thereof isnt a problem?
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So flexibility or lack thereof isnt a problem?
As long as its done perfectly, you dun want it to flex... ideally, the pack should sit like a solid block on your batt slots. Flexy and shaky batts shouldn't be too good for consistent handing of the car.
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I'd think a small tube of silicone caulk should work fine. It would have some flex as well.
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You actually want some flexibility in the joint, so I would actually avoid CA or just rely on the battery bar itself. If the battery is glued together like a rock, then there is no give when you hit a curb or barrier. If the joint or battery bar doesn't afford any give, the stress is taken out on the battery itself. Given that ni-mh batteries are fragile, this additional stress can't be good.

You don't need to run a lot of shoe-goo on a battery. Just a dab will work for each cell, so 1 tube should last for many packs.
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