Free Battery Charger

Introduction: Free Battery Charger

About: I prefer to make my own things whenever possible.

So my garden light failed and I wanted to salvage as much as possible.


Old garden light
Old rechargeable batter
A diode

Step 1: Step 1

Wire the circuit, use any diode as shown in schematic.

Step 2: Step 2

Re use solar panel from bad solar light. Tie down the wires so they don't came off the solar panel.

Step 3: Step 3

Use rechargeable battery 4 volts DC, I would think it will work with any rechargeable battery from 1 to 4 volts. I still need to test it for voltages other than 4 volts

Step 4: Step 4

Assemble and put outside to charge and recharge your batteries.

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    5 months ago

    Good Idea, I like to have solar Garden lights for emergency lighting ;)