Powerbanks are very useful today especially if you are a frequent traveler. However, they tend to be more pricey ask the amount of mili-amperes increases. If you are a tech geek who wants to save money, this DIY tutorial is probably for you.
In order to make a an improvised powerbank, you need to gather the following materials:
- Old Laptop Battery
- Metal cutters
- Soldering rod
- Empty Plastic container
- Double sided tape
- Battery Charging board
- Electric drill
- USB cable
For better instructions, please watch the YouTube video below:
- Open your old laptop battery using a screwdriver. You will see six batteries inside.
- Get your wires (red and black) and cut the plastic coating about six inches (about the same length with the batteries arranged vertically).
- Twist the copper ends of the wires.
- Attached the wires to the batteries using a soldering rod. Be sure that the wires are linked following a parallel connection.
- Attached the other wire on the sides of the other side of the batteries.
- Once the wires are all set with the batteries, put them inside an empty plastic container. In order to ensure its position, stick the batteries with a double side tape inside.
- Drill two holes for the wire on the cover of the plastic container.
- Let the two wires go through the holes.
- Solder the wires on the battery charging port.
- Attached the charging port using a double sided tape. Be sure that the tape is the same size as the charging port.
- Charge the improvised powerbank for 8 hours.
- Test it and enjoy.
The power depends on your laptop storage. Normally, it can store about 15600 mAh or above.
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