Introduction: USB Charger

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Hey this is my first instructables I made this USB charger and want to show you how to as we'll !! What did you make? I made a USB charger for my ipad mini so I can charge it out on the go How did you make it? I was fed up of going out and my ipad was running out of battery so i Bluid it from a tin switch battery case and a USB Where did you make it? I made it this at home. What did you learn? What a 5v regulator is because I frayed my ipad with it !!

Step 1: Find a Female USB

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Strip the USB and cut off all wire except from black and red

Step 2: Buy a Battery Pack

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Find a high voltage battery pack with wires connected (12 volts is fine)


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Buy a 5v regulator

Step 4: Find a Switch

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Get a switch to turn it on and off

Step 5: Find a Sutible Case

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Remember to drill all holes for components

Step 6: Optional

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You can add extra things like led,flash drive and solar

Step 7: Follow This Blue Print to Solder It Together

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Step 8: Watch Video

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ItsNick (author)2013-09-14

only if you could mention what color of line should connect to where :/

stefanwebb49 (author)ItsNick2013-09-14

I added an other pic for you

ItsNick (author)stefanwebb492013-09-16

Erm, where u uploaded it to? sorry im new to instructables

THAWKK (author)2013-06-16

I salute you sir. A portable charger pack. Nice!

robo10302 (author)2013-03-07

Nice project,and a thumbs up for the switch.looks likes a bombs switch:)

stefanwebb49 (author)robo103022013-05-30

Thanks !!

antipico (author)2013-03-03

I started my electronics hobby by building usb chargers too. Google "decoupling capacitors" for v2.0 ;)

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