Altoids Phone Charger

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Introduction: Altoids Phone Charger

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Step 1: Items You Will Need...

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...

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

Step 3: Connect Positive and Negative Wires...

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

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

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

Step 6: Put Everything in Place...

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!

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

3 People Made This Project!

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15 Discussions

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TheOrchidGirl
TheOrchidGirl

Question 4 months ago

Do you have to use the spring for the positive wire?

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TheOrchidGirl
TheOrchidGirl

Answer 4 months ago

I just tried it without the spring, and the light is turning on.

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JohnCarle
JohnCarle

3 years ago

Any way of making this in a rechargeable version?

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JosephU10
JosephU10

Reply 11 months ago

Sure look into lithium rechargable batteries that have a micro USB port directly on the battery. You could cut an additional hole in the side of the tin and then recharge via USB.

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mia_sartorius
mia_sartorius

1 year ago on Step 3

Where do you get the positive and negative wires?

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anthony_chavezzzz
anthony_chavezzzz

Answer 2 years ago

Yes gets my phone to 78% on a good new battery

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SkeletonKeys --
SkeletonKeys --

4 years ago

You should use some sort of rechargeable

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tAbel_19
tAbel_19

4 years ago

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.

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ДмитрийК35
ДмитрийК35

4 years ago

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

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FreePvp
FreePvp

4 years ago

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

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SankarshP
SankarshP

Reply 4 years ago

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

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wold630
wold630

4 years ago

Cool!