Introduction: Altoids Phone Charger

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Step 1: Items You Will Need...

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You will need: An altoids mint box, positive and negative wire, USB car charger, electrical tape, wire cutters, small screw driver, Pliers, 9V battery, 9V battery adapter, (optional) and your phone charger.

Step 2: USB Car Charger...

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Take apart your USB car charger, unscrew the 2 screws then take out the USB charger itself.

Step 3: Connect Positive and Negative Wires...

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Connect positive and negative wires, positive is the spring, negative is one of the 2 bendable parts. The wire I used 22 Gage wire. Cut the wire so the copper/ metal can twist around the positive and negative parts. Electrical tape the wires.

Step 4: Connect to Battery

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Connect the positive and negative wires to the battery (make sure the positive and negative wires are on the positive and negative of the battery). To make it easier buy a 9V battery connector to connect the 9V battery to the wire. (As shown in the second picture of this step).

Step 5: Cut Altoids Tin

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Cut altoids tin to the size of the USB car charger, use your pliers.

Step 6: Put Everything in Place...

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Put everything in place, put in the USB car charger and tape down with the electrical tape. Do not tape 9V battery.

Step 7: Charge Your Phone!

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Enjoy and charge your phone! Never need an outlet again!


JohnCarle (author)2017-10-02

Any way of making this in a rechargeable version?

Nmoleo­ made it! (author)2016-09-14

I made mine :D

I had space for an extra battery, too.

Livezane made it! (author)2016-09-09

good first little project

SkeletonKeys -- (author)2016-05-30

You should use some sort of rechargeable

tAbel_19 (author)2016-05-27

If you got more money to spend. Get an 8 AA battery holder, switch and a larger project box. The 8AA will last longer and give you more charge.

ДмитрийК35 (author)2016-05-27

Cool project, how much juice would one 9v battery give? Will it charge phone fully at least one?

FreePvp (author)2016-05-26

What if the battery dies? Do i replace the battery?

SankarshP (author)FreePvp2016-05-26

which is why u should use a a 9V adapter so that you can change it very easily

wold630 (author)2016-05-26


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