Introduction: 12 Volt Battery Hack! You Won't Believe Your Eyes!!!!! (updated)

Inspired by the instructable by Kipkay I thought I'd pick up some of my own batteries of a different brand...And, boy, was I surprised!

Step 1: Open Sesame:

I bought the batteries in a two pack at "ye 'ol supercenter" for about $1.88 US. After unpacking them, I just used my handy dandy mini leatherman to pry up the casing on the positive end.

Step 2: Pry It Open

Using the leatherman, I worked my way down to the negative end of the battery.
Note: Be careful, the outer casing of the battery is sharp!

Step 3: OMG!

Is that what I think it is!?
Imagine my surprise when I saw what was inside and dumped it out...

Step 4: Still Amazed

I was astonished! A rolled up $5 bill and a 1.5v button battery!
You have got to be kidding me!
If I knew about this sooner, I would be a rich man.

Step 5: Whew

I had no idea a $5 bill would conduct electricity, let alone up the voltage an additional 10.5v. I wonder if different denominations have a different effect...

You'd think battery companies could come up with a more economical way of making a 12v battery. Especially since the things only retail for under $2.
Their loss, our gain. Am I right?

Well, thats it for my very first instructable.

Hope you all enjoyed it!

It was at least worth a laugh I hope.

Kipkay, thanks again for making the instructable you did. I'll definitely be using what I learned from yours to help me with some electronics projects. (I'm always in the market for another source of cheap power)

(BTW: if you haven't figured it out i was just joking. don't go blowing your last two dollars thinking you are gonna come away with another ten.)

Step 6: Okay Okay

Alright, what you really get is 8 button cell batteries per 12v battery.

So this instructable isn't a _complete_ bust, I'll add some steps to show why I wanted the batteries in the first place...to make a small 9v using six of the buttons.

Step 7: Ta-da!

Here's what you wind up with. I'll insert the steps before this weekend is over (my camera battery needs charging first)

Comments

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Ethan1976 made it!(author)2017-01-22

Looks incredible :) I use this guide to recondition batteries at home. Very good way.

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DomesticDisturbance made it!(author)2013-03-16

That is HILARIOUS! Just so happens wife stumbled upon your Instructable and came running in to me, GET YOUR STUFF.... Were going to Wallie World.... Thanks for the laugh.

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Devan+campbell made it!(author)2010-10-20

WoW

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tangawizi made it!(author)2007-09-04

cool i like it very useful

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waylead made it!(author)2010-06-24

canular

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stormende made it!(author)2010-01-14

Hahaha
Dude, you should be mor careful with this stuff. Most people will do what you said and won't care to read the whole instructable. Well if they buy the sutff and tear it apart, call Duracell and claim some money for the advertising!

:D

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Colonel88 made it!(author)2009-08-23

ROFL

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synox made it!(author)2007-08-31

WTF... not really funny. BE CAREFULL: you should NOT OPEN any battery yourself!

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geeklord made it!(author)2009-01-03

okay, I opened a AA once..... ALKALINE!!

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ReCreate made it!(author)2009-07-23

OMG OMG OMG ORLY?

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geeklord made it!(author)2009-07-25

YEA!, and guess what, I'm still alive andfully functioning.

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ReCreate made it!(author)2009-07-25

WOW WOW WOW WOW ORLY ORLY?(if you don't eat it daily, you should stay alive XD)

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whatup.dub made it!(author)2007-08-31

The real battery had 8 button "watch batteries" in it in a wrapper. (already knew what I was going to find) But I agree, opening batteries is dangerous.

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joinaqd made it!(author)2009-01-15

dude you have plagerized other people work therefore i have given you a 0.5 star.dont you hav somthing else to make?like seriously dude stop copying,its not cool.my instructable i posted on december and its not even 3 stars...be proud of what you have..make your own ideas...my instructable is on how to make a homemade headphones,its never been on before on instructable.

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Project+D made it!(author)2009-03-24

Yeah, but...his is funny. Yours is kinda boring. He gets my vote.

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Redgerr made it!(author)2008-07-20

once we see that it is safe (from kipkay) then it is okay because you can't hurt yourself with the 12v. I do understand hat it is dangerous to open any other though

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mspark400 made it!(author)2008-11-21

Except for most 9 volt batteries as they contain 6 AAAA batteries. Be careful though as some 9 volts still contain a non sealed battery. cheers, mspark400

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ReCreate made it!(author)2009-07-23

Yes, Very Strong language...

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lemonie made it!(author)2009-07-23

Wow that's really old, and still there. I might remove it (language)

L

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ReCreate made it!(author)2009-07-24

Ha, Well you did remove it now.

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lemonie made it!(author)2009-07-24

I still found it amusing, but less than I must have done onriginally. No value in leaving it there really. L (thanks for reminding me of it)

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ReCreate made it!(author)2009-07-24

Now what is my reward?

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lemonie made it!(author)2009-07-24

Name a patch you'd like and it's yours - I think you probably deserve one generally. (and if you point me to the image you want you'll get that) L

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ReCreate made it!(author)2009-07-24

Hmmm...Its so hard i don't know what...Maybe a cookie?

chocolate_chip_cookie.jpg
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meanbean made it!(author)2009-07-12

OMG THAT FIVE DOLLAR BILL WAs INCREDIBLE!!! IM GONNA GO BUY A THOUSAND OF THESE BATTERIES!!!

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tayyarkiziltepe made it!(author)2009-07-01

:o)

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dealydoo made it!(author)2009-02-07

why did i look at this again.

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wierd+idiot made it!(author)2009-02-06

wow if only this was true. It made me chuckle.

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dodo91 made it!(author)2009-01-14

what a cute little prank. what are you, four?

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dealydoo made it!(author)2008-12-25

i am so lost. you had me then it was gone..... thanks. and i was like oh this is cool, but yeah.............

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bridlington40 made it!(author)2008-08-16

Please let us know an IMPORTANT fact. What type of button cell?

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Plasmana made it!(author)2008-08-16

Hahaha!

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fatrickuk made it!(author)2008-02-03

You only got a $5 note? I got a golden bar man!

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Redgerr made it!(author)2008-07-20

lol

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RidoKilos made it!(author)2008-02-04

I have to admit I was a little tripped out by that for a second.

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Redgerr made it!(author)2008-07-20

lol, i thought it was a stealing plan by the company for a second too ;)

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mcpguru made it!(author)2008-04-09

Watch out when you split the battery open, I had one of the internal parts jump for it. For the record, I just wasted about 10 minutes trying to figure out what the LR 932 battery might be by another name, and haven't found much yet.

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KeviBear made it!(author)2008-04-05

Does every Type of battery have the little battery's inside of them?

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Derin made it!(author)2008-04-05

nooo! mine has that trash -n- cross -n- Hg sign!

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edfel01 made it!(author)2008-02-17

ah for awile i thought there was mooney in it i was about ready to go take batteries apart. i still am but now im not as exsited

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nepheron made it!(author)2007-12-02

sweet!

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DirectorsCUT made it!(author)2007-12-02

hey! LOL!

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BlueEyedBuddah made it!(author)2007-09-27

So what are the batteries numbers (CR2036, CR2016, ect)of the small watch batteries?

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whatup.dub made it!(author)2007-09-27

"LR932"

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i+tried made it!(author)2007-09-11

lol

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The_pyrogeek made it!(author)2007-09-08

ROTFL, well, almost! Nice prank dude!

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mmmmna made it!(author)2007-09-04

Cute prank, fella.

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macdadyabc made it!(author)2007-08-31

the david blaine video is funny. i saw the first one about three months ago, but this one is wayyyyyy better http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBGIQ7ZuuiU

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joejoerowley made it!(author)2007-09-01
You just made my day. I like the family guy version more though.

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whatup.dub made it!(author)2007-09-02

haha!

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