Hi everyone!! I recently bought two AudioMoth dev. and a couple AudioMoth casings. The problem is that the board and the battery holder that I bought separately don't fit together in the casing because the JST connectors stick out. It would have been much easier to just buy the standard AudioMoth that already comes with the battery holder and fits perfectly in the case but it wasn't available until Februrary 2022 and I need them before that...
I was thinking of removing the hinge of the case and wrapping it all together with waterproof tape. Any other ideas?
Thank you!! I hadn't thought of that alternative... I looked into it the other day but it seemed very complicated to charge. So in the end I got three triple A batteries wrapped in a sort of plastic. They don't need a battery holder, which is what was causing the problem.
Yes, the standard AudioMoth 1.2 would have been easier, they should be available again in the next few months. Until then, have you looked at Lithium Ion batteries, which are much thinner.
You could then use the Lithium Ion battery with a sponge (or something similar) wedged between it and the PCB to make sure the PCB face sits snug against the microphone vent opening. One thing to consider with Lithium Ion batteries is that they are trickier to ship if you are deploying them in another destination.