DIY Power Bank Using Laptop 18650




About: I am professional photographer and as hobby love to make things

A DIY power bank using the 18650 laptop batteries, with 150watt inverter and USB ports.

Charging through AC or Solar

Step 1: 18650 Batteries

Extracted the batteries from the discarded laptop battery packs and filtered in the good 18650 cells

Charged each cell to full

Step 2: Battery Pack


3D printed the battery holder

Soldered the cells (45 in this case) to make fifteen 12.6v cells, delivering 33000 mah

added a 25amp Battery management system and balanced charging.

Step 3: Components

1. USB sockets

2. Regular wall sockets

3. 1.3 inch oled

4. 2 switches

5. Charging socket

6. LED for status indication

7. Arduino nano

8. 150 watt 12v DC to 240v AC inverter

9. Fuse

10. Step down buck

11. current sensor to track charging and load

12. Buzzer

13. fan

Step 4: Enclosure

Enclosure made out of 3d printed corners and control console and rest of the area from acrylic sheet of 3mm thickness



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    4 Discussions


    7 months ago

    Is it just me or does this instructable feel incomplete? I would love to make something like this but the lack of details is off-putting...


    7 months ago

    is there a link that I overlooked?
    so that others can build it, too....