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3D printed battery tray for Odyssey PC680

Based on the reviews here, I decided to buy a PC 680 battery. Once I had it installed, it was clear that it doesnt fit the existing battery compartment well.

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Old 09-10-2018, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Based on the reviews here, I decided to buy a PC 680 battery.

Once I had it installed, it was clear that it doesnt fit the existing battery compartment well.

I was worried about the smaller battery moving around, and couldnt find an online solution that I was happy with.

Then it hit me, print one!

I measured the existing nest and the new battery, and then created a drawing. Next my guy Dave, modeled some concepts and we printed the one that we liked best.
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Old 09-10-2018, 01:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice. Functional and well executed

I bet there are a number of people who would be interested in a product like this.
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Thank you!

It is very light, strong but flexible. Works perfect with the factory hold down strap installed inverted.
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What material did you use?
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PLA ploylactic acid

Its perfect for this application IMO.

Some of variants we modeled below:
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My 10 year old battery just died, and I think I'll be ordering a PC680 instead of a lithium. Just can't justify that price bump.
Would you be willing share the STL or even just the X/Y offset you ended up using to center the battery?
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PM your email addy and I will send the STL file.

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Can you make it for other small batteries as well?
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Thanks SG! Do you happen to have the dimensions of the bottom nest?
I ended up buying Antigravity ATX-12 HD RS instead because I found it wasn't too expensive for a lithium. It cranked the Z right up

Ended up designing my own adapter based off the stock battery size and I stole your idea of using zero top/bottom layers and only having infill. Saved me a ton of filament and made the infill .9mm wide. (triangle pattern).

I can also make a few designs for others to adapt small batteries to the stock battery size, with a top piece and a bottom piece. Just need to know LxWxH.
Main issues I had were realizing that bottom nest is several cms larger than the stock battery,
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Sorry for the late post! My phone has crashed twice and I ve been really busy.

The base is 10.25” x 6.75”.

Hope that helps!
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I also designed and printed an upper hold down for the PC680 battery in the 370Z.

It is two piece, top with the three ribs and bottom that locates the battery.
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Here is the hold down installed with factory hardware.

Very rigid set up, very pleased with the strength of the material.

It would be stronger if I glued the top and bottom of the hold down together, which I havent yet, seems plenty good at this point.
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If anyone wants all the .stl files just send a PM.

If someone wants the parts printed as shown, I can do that, just PM for pricing.

Sorry, I dont have time for any custom designs.
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