InstaLoad from Microsoft is a mechanical battery contact design that does not require special electronics or circuitry. The configuration provides a set of positive and negative contacts at both ends instead of a single positive contact at one end and a single negative contact at the other end.
Battery contacts designed based on InstaLoad technology enable users to insert batteries into a device in either + or - direction and the device simply works. Users do not have to search for a hard to read diagram to determine how to insert the batteries.
InstaLoad technology can be used with AA, AAA, C, D batteries. Devices that require cylindrical form factor batteries (disposable and rechargeable) can use the InstaLoad technology, including less common cylindrical battery sizes such as CR123.
InstaLoad battery contacts are especially helpful when they are used in devices that:
• Use multiple batteries
• Require frequent battery swap out
• May be damaged by having the battery inserted incorrectly
• Require battery replacement at inconvenient times or locations
• For battery operated device suppliers, InstaLoad technology can help to differentiate your products while offering a better customer experience.