Dinotte Battery Pack DIY

22 03 2010

Topeak Battery Case

I rec’d this handy tip from Jim B:

“Hi Vik,

I was experiencing unreliable DiNotte battery connections like you were. For my trunk light, a rubber-band cut from an innertube and holding down the connector to the battery holder terminals solved the problem.

For the front lights, I found that the 4-cell battery holder fits just right into a Topeak cell-phone case. The stretchy sleeve on the side holds the light’s power cord. I have not experienced a single accidental disconnect since adopting these cases several months ago. The battery removal from the case is easier than with the DiNotte-supplied floppy bag. Also the whole battery and case can be quickly separated from the mounting hardware if need be (like theft prevention).

Take care,



2 responses

22 03 2010
Chad Parrish

Awesome tip. Thanks!!!

5 02 2015

What are the dimensions of your battery pack? I’m trying to do a similar thing with my MagicShine light + battery. My battery measures ~3Lx1.5Wx1.5H”. Is this the Small Handy Phone Pack?


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