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Rebuilding a NiCd battery pack (One of the battery terminals broke)

Rebuilding a NiCd battery pack (One of the battery terminals broke)

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Old 09-10-15, 06:17 PM
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Rebuilding a NiCd battery pack (One of the battery terminals broke)

I have a really old Video 8 (8MM Video Cassette) Camcorder from 1988 (It is an Olympus VX-802) that has a dead battery pack that I am now rebuilding because I happen to find an exact match of a battery pack from a working electric sweeper that was in the garbage and that battery is good and while doing so one of the terminals broke they look like really thin steel to me at least I do not really know if they are or not.
So my question is what can I use to replace that terminal that can be easily shaped and soldered to so I can replace preferably both terminals now?

Here are some pictures of what I am dealing with





PS: even though the terminal is shaped like an L and therefore two sided only the bottom part (The part facing the front above the label)

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Old 09-10-15, 08:08 PM
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I have used 0.005" brass shim stock cut to shape and soldered on. The brass solders easy and can be "tinned" before installing it for less heat to battery.

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Old 09-11-15, 04:59 PM
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Is that an item I can find at a home center type of store? or is it a special item? And what exactly is it called so I can buy it?
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Old 09-11-15, 05:50 PM
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Is that an item I can find at a home center type of store? or is it a special item? And what exactly is it called so I can buy it?
Brass shim stock is the name. 0.005" thick will be sufficient.

I bought mine at use-enco.com. It is available from any machine tool supplier, eg. MSC, McMaster Carr, Enco, etc.

Slight possibility of finding it at auto parts store.

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Old 09-11-15, 05:53 PM
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Marine supply might have it to if they carry engine parts.
 
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Old 09-11-15, 05:55 PM
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When I've had to replace/repair contacts I've used the spring steel piece from a rotor.

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