What’s the Purpose of a Battery Box?


The basic premise of a battery box is to provide protection of your battery from the elements, especially water, and to keep it secured during transport. Exposed batteries will quickly deteriorate when exposed to adverse weather conditions. Battery boxes extend the life of the battery and also protect your vehicle, equipment, and cargo from potential acid spills from your battery. Battery boxes also prevent electrical cell shortages and fires.

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Are Battery Storage Boxes Required?

Battery storage boxes are deemed necessary in many industries and applications. For example, aerospace battery boxes are a necessity to protect power sources for certain types of motors. Similarly, a battery shield is an essential component in also securing and protecting aircraft power sources. PFI battery boxes will keep your battery safe from moisture and secure the battery connectors to reduce the potential of an electrical accident.

Battery boxes also provide protection from extremely cold weather. The battery case at very low temperatures can possibly become damaged and leak its chemical contents. The chemical solutions that are present inside the battery can be extremely harmful. Battery storage boxes can contain those materials protecting both people and the environment.

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What Material Are Battery Boxes Made Of?

Battery boxes can be constructed from a variety of materials. The most common is polypropylene. Polypropylene is a plastic that offers many advantages and features, most importantly they are resistant to the chemical solutions in batteries and can withstand acidic spills. Plastic battery boxes have a high impact strength and offer greater protection. It also can be waterproofed and offers protection against cell shortages. Plastic is also lightweight and economical.

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What Types of Batteries Need Battery Boxes?

Medical device batteries, among other industries that require sensitive and sterile environments, require a battery shield. Deep cycle batteries that are common in most applications normally have exposed connectors that pose safety concerns while in use or in transport. The caustic nature of batteries and their primary use being exposed to the elements necessitate protection that a battery box can provide.

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How Do You Waterproof a Battery Box?

Battery boxes are often referred to as water-resistant or waterproof. A key difference between the two is the material from which the box is fabricated. Plastic’s advantage is that it can offer waterproof protection. Other materials would require additional coatings to become waterproof.

Battery protector construction must also be taken into consideration as many battery box designs include ventilation holes and spaces for wire connections. These features are important considerations when selecting a battery box that is water-resistant versus waterproof.

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Why Choose PFI as Your Battery Box Manufacturer?

At PFI, we pride ourselves on over 40 years of custom plastic fabrication for our customers. Our reliable team is committed to putting high-quality products in your hands as quickly as possible and prides themselves on their vast experience and flexibility in custom projects.

The experts at PFI are able to fabricate battery boxes to suit your needs. Protect your investment, batteries, and customers from the hazards of a damaged battery. Contact us today to discuss your custom battery protector.

Brian Schubel

Brian Schubel is an accomplished Shop Manager and Machinist who began his career in 1985 with Albert Seisler Machine Corp. In January 2006, PFI acquired the Seisler business, and Brian became a PFI employee. In his 38+ years tenure in the shop he has be known as “the Mayor,” Brian has always been the go-to guy for all issues related to machining, fabrication and assembly. Other employees have relied on Brian’s knowledge and experience to guide them in their daily activities.