12 Volt Battery Hack! You won't believe your eyes!!!!! (updated)

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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!
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Step 1: Open sesame:

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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

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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!

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

Step 4: Still amazed

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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

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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 make a small 9v using six of the buttons.

Step 7: Ta-da!

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Here's what you wind up with. I'll insert the steps before this weekend is over (my camera battery needs charging first)
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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.
tangawizi7 years ago
cool i like it very useful
stormende5 years ago
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!

Colonel885 years ago
synox7 years ago
WTF... not really funny. BE CAREFULL: you should NOT OPEN any battery yourself!
geeklord synox6 years ago
okay, I opened a AA once..... ALKALINE!!
YEA!, and guess what, I'm still alive andfully functioning.
WOW WOW WOW WOW ORLY ORLY?(if you don't eat it daily, you should stay alive XD)
whatup.dub (author)  synox7 years ago
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.
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 instructable i posted on december and its not even 3 proud of what you have..make your own instructable is on how to make a homemade headphones,its never been on before on instructable.
Yeah, but...his is funny. Yours is kinda boring. He gets my vote.
Redgerr synox6 years ago
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
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
lemonie7 years ago
What's the point of this? L
whatup.dub (author)  lemonie7 years ago
To tell you the truth, the mission was threefold:

1) get my first instructable online

2) give some props to Kipkay on the instructable at:
(imitation is the highest form of flattery)

3) to elicit a chuckle or small chortle from a reader of instructables

The point of the Kipkay's, I think, was to reveal to us the contents of the 12V A23 size battery. Very useful information for me.

Thanks for the comments!
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Yes, Very Strong language...
Wow that's really old, and still there. I might remove it (language)

Ha, Well you did remove it now.
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)
Now what is my reward?
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
Hmmm...Its so hard i don't know what...Maybe a cookie?
dude thats hilarious
whatup.dub (author)  lemonie7 years ago
Good video.
meanbean5 years ago
dealydoo6 years ago
why did i look at this again.
wierd idiot6 years ago
wow if only this was true. It made me chuckle.
dodo916 years ago
what a cute little prank. what are you, four?
dealydoo6 years ago
i am so lost. you had me then it was gone..... thanks. and i was like oh this is cool, but yeah.............
Please let us know an IMPORTANT fact. What type of button cell?
Plasmana6 years ago
fatrickuk7 years ago
You only got a $5 note? I got a golden bar man!
RidoKilos7 years ago
I have to admit I was a little tripped out by that for a second.
lol, i thought it was a stealing plan by the company for a second too ;)
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