Emergency USB Charger on the Cheap

Introduction: Emergency USB Charger on the Cheap

As the video doesn't show on all mobile devices, here's the YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZbhzAKcIMw

If you've ever been out hiking, or been away from powered civilization for any length of time, you've surely run into the issue of how to power your devices. Portable power banks and solar chargers works great, but cost quite a lot of money. In this instructable I show you how to create your own portable charger, using materials which can be gathered for peanuts. Let's get started!

Materials

Car USB charger/cigarette lighter to USB converter
Battery holder for 8 AA batteries
8 AA batteries
Snap battery connector
On/off switch
Enclosure

Tools

Soldering iron
X-acto knife
Wire cutters


Now watch the video and make your own charger, and never fret again that you will have charge when you're out and about!

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    5 Discussions

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    Gadget93
    Gadget93

    4 years ago

    This is really a very good idea. Looks nice in the box too.
    One question though, if phones usually charge on 4.5 volts, what is the purpose of using 12 volts in this?

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    Br4vO
    Br4vO

    Reply 4 years ago

    Coz he uses 12v cat charger

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    Br4vO
    Br4vO

    Reply 4 years ago

    Car *

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    Maharaja1999
    Maharaja1999

    4 years ago

    thanks for this great idea. It's simple and cheap. You are a giniouse

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    Jonny1128
    Jonny1128

    6 years ago

    This has got to be the most well done usb charger I've ever seen very good