Introduction: DIY Popsicle Power Bank With Extra Battery

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I got one cell power bank and I can use it to charge my phone one time only. So, I got an idea to add extra battery on it which I took from disposable laptop battery. Here are steps I would share for you

Step 1: Things You'll Need

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1. Of course Power Bank

2. Disposable laptop battery

3. Popsicle

Step 2: Tools You'll Need

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1. Cutter

2. Scissor

3. Ruler

4. Double tape

5. PVC Glue

6. Iron solder

Step 3: Step 1

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Disassemble your power bank, do it carefully and do not broke the case then create a small hole on one side of your power bank case which we will use it for cable from extra battery, see picture

Step 4: Step 2

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Get the power bank board and locate the positive (+) and negative (-) pin from battery then add cable for extra battery. See picture

Step 5: Step 3

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Put the power bank board and battery back into the case and assemble it again, but remember to get the positive and negative cable you’ve soldered before throughout a hole you made in the case

Step 6: Step 4

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Apply double tape in one of power bank case surface, and stik some popsicle covering all the surface. See picture to do it properly.

Step 7: Step 5

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Stick your extra battery to the inner side of Popsicle and solder the cable to extra battery, do it carefully (see picture)

Step 8: Step 6

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Do step 4 on the other surface of power bank case and Get the length of gap between Popsicle case you made, and cut a small stick according to the length. (see picture)

Step 9: Step 7

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Get two popsicle and cut it as a length of power bank case, see picture

Step 10: Step 8

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Combine small stick of Popsicle and stick it by using white adhesive glue on the gap between popsicle case you made as shown in the picture below.

Step 11: Step 9

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To get maximum result, press it by using heavy thing for about 3 or 4 hour (an encyclopedia book will do it better for you), then cut unnecessary popsicle after its already stick strongly see below picture

Step 12: Step 10

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Do step 8 and 9 for the rest of power bank side which has not been covered yet using popsicle and of course you should measured the length and customize the popsicle as you need.

Step 13: Final Result!!!

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Here is the final result and running test... it works 100%

Step 14: More Ideas!!

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I also create 8 cell power bank and external hard drive case from popsicle

Thanks for viewing my work

Comments

jneugebauer (author)2015-03-26

is there no Problem With the charging circuit because of the extra load from that 2 more batteries?

anyway nice work ;-)

rizalakib (author)jneugebauer2015-03-27

I already used it for about a month and actually I also worry about the charging circuit , that is way i decide to add 2 extra battery only, but till now, I got no problem on the charging circuit unless in charging time, it becomes longer than normally.... thanks for your comment ;-)

rennierr (author)rizalakib2015-12-15

well it does not affect the batteries because you add it parallely I made one that was to you but more batteries, i have added 6 cells and hack my power bank to draw more ampere without affecting the circuitry it was good love the capacity it was almost 10k mAh

tomatoskins (author)2015-03-26

Using Popsicle sticks at a veneer is brilliant! They turned out looking so great! I would have never guessed that they were Popsicle sticks!

rizalakib (author)tomatoskins2015-03-26

thanks for your comment

KuraS2 (author)2016-03-17

Hi ive charged my power bank 2600 (mah) for 2 days becouse i forgot to take it away from the charger ! Is ther any damage to the battery of my power bank ???

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