Building a USB Type-C PD Powerbank the Super Simple Way

Introduction: Building a USB Type-C PD Powerbank the Super Simple Way

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In this small project I will show you how to create a DIY USB Type-C PD powerbank the super simple way. To do that I will firstly test a powerbank PCB based around the IP5328P IC I got from Aliexpress. The measurements will show us how suitable the PCB is for creating a DIY powerbank. Afterwards I will then show you how I created a Li-Ion battery pack and a custom 3D printed enclosure before I will put all the components together to form the powerbank. Let's get started!

Step 1: Watch the Video!

The video gives you pretty much all the information you need to create your own USB Type-C PD Powerbank. During the next steps though I will present you some additional information.

Step 2: Order Your Components!

Here you can find a parts list with example seller (affiliate links):

1x IP5328P Powerbank PCB: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_d8hmFU2

6x NCR18650B Li-Ion Cell: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_BfiUCF06

Nickel Strips: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dZKZoW6

Wire: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dU4v51y

Step 3: 3D Print the Enclosure!

Here you can find the .stl files for my enclosure! 3D print them!

Step 4: Do the Wiring!

As soon as you got your battery pack, enclosure and PCB, it is time for the wiring. You simply connect the plus terminal of the battery pack to the B+ solder pad and the minus terminal to the B- solder pad and you are done.

Step 5: Success!

You did it! You just built your own USB Type-C PD Powerbank!

Feel free to check out my YouTube channel for more awesome projects:

http://www.youtube.com/user/greatscottlab

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12 Comments

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SlappyTown
SlappyTown

Question 6 weeks ago

How does the battery bank charge? I don't see where the charge plug in goes to.

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LuisR393
LuisR393

Answer 7 days ago

It charges through the USB c male connector in front of it ...when drawing power out of it the c connector acts like a outlet and when charging the c connector acts as a inlet

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LuisR393
LuisR393

Question 7 days ago on Introduction

Can lifepo4 batteries be used or voltage and charging method will be an issue?

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Mr wrench
Mr wrench

Question 9 months ago

can i get the dimensions of the 3D printed encloser

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rinaldi.ezequiel
rinaldi.ezequiel

Question 10 months ago on Step 4

Hi there! The 6x NCR18650B Li-Ion Cell: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_BfiUCF06 does no longer redirects to a listed project. Can I use any 18650 alternative? for instance a 18650 Battery Lithium 3.7V 6000mAh? Could it be used for powering a raspberry pi 4?

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Answer 10 months ago

Hello! Any 18650 cell should work, as long as they are matched. So be sure to purchase them all frome the same manufacturer, and test their reference voltage before mounting them. Alternatively you can also use a LiPo battery.

But be ware of 6Ah cells. Chinese sellers on AliExpress tend to inflate the advertised capacity of their cells, as Great Scott already showed in an older video: https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Constant-cur...
Personnally I consider anything above 3.5Ah as shady.

however I had good experience in the past with products from this seller: https://liitokalahongkong.fr.aliexpress.com

I havent tested it on a Raspi4 yet, but should work just fine.

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rinaldi.ezequiel
rinaldi.ezequiel

Reply 10 months ago

Thanks a lot for the answer! Sadly I already order them, but I guessed that the stated amperage was not the true capacity and mostly hopping for a real 2.5 - 3A from each of them. If they can provide that, then I'm most than happy.
Once I receive them I will test them and post here the results in case it is useful for anyone else.

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therandoms213
therandoms213

Question 1 year ago

can i power my TS80 with it

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Answer 10 months ago

I just tried it and it works with a TS80!
However only one of the two USB A ports seems to be able to power it for some reason . .

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Answer 10 months ago

It seems to support QC3.0 and can output 2.5W @ 9V, so it should.
If you tried it I would like to know if it works, since I'm looking to use it for that same purpose :)

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Question 10 months ago

Is it possible to use it with a Li-Po battery?
Also where did you find the english data sheet?

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-DIY-
-DIY-

1 year ago on Step 5

Very nice project