Introduction: Altoids Portable Phone Charger Easiest

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I apologize in advanced for working off a completed project, the painting wasn't good, I wasn't using a good spray paint for it.

Step 1: Items Required

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1. Altoids Tin
2. Drill with bit
3. Car Phone Charger
4. 9 Volt Battery Clip
5. 9 Volt battery
6. Hot Glue Gun
7. Spray Paint (optional)

Step 2: Drill the Hole

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Drill the Hole for the USB connector...

Step 3: Strip the Car Charger

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Strip the car charger, revealing the circuit.

Step 4: Glue the Board Into the Tin

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Glue the board into the tin, it should fit snug into your hole for the USB.

Step 5: Solider or Hot Glue

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Solder or hot glue the positive lead to the spring, and negative to the outer rings.

Step 6: Hook It Up and Your Completed

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Your done, now charge your phone and check out my other Altoids instructables!!!
Warning: If the 9 volt battery goes too low, a iPhone will give you an indicator saying that charging is not supported with this device


300sqFt (author)2014-05-02

This is great! Do you have any issues with heat as it's charging? -I'd like to do a leather or leather-covered version (gettin' fancy!) but I would worry about heat build up...

bobdabiulder (author)300sqFt2017-01-15

The car adapters are more efficient. Heat wont be a concern. I'd be more concerned with the 9v battery dying, they have low capacity ):

pichonfrog11 (author)2014-08-19

I don't have hot glue I ran out and I'm not well at soldering what can I paste it with ? Tape?

Epowers11cr (author)pichonfrog112016-07-01

U can use electrical tape

gman47 (author)2014-11-13

how do u do that like get everthing off the bord

GermanSloth (author)2014-05-02

No, I have no issues with heating, if used for a prolonged time the battery will get warm, not hot. I would love to see that completed project, send me the picture! Thanks for the response!

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