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Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank

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  1. Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Remove the protection board: 步骤 1 中的图像 1,2 Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Remove the protection board: 步骤 1 中的图像 2,2
    • CAUTION: Before starting this guide, make sure that the batteries are fully drained (0%)

    • We are using old batteries from the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus. Peel off the tape on the battery protector off with tweezers.

    • Please use non-conductive tweezers to avoid short-circuiting the battery.

    • Apply tin to the anode and cathode of the battery with a soldering iron at 365°C. Heat to remove the protection board.

  2. Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Measure the battery voltage: 步骤 2 中的图像 1,3 Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Measure the battery voltage: 步骤 2 中的图像 2,3 Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Measure the battery voltage: 步骤 2 中的图像 3,3
    • Measure the battery voltage with a multimeter. The voltages of the two batteries we have are 3.66V and 3.76V respectively.

    • As you can see, both batteries have the anode on the left and the cathode on the right.

    • Anode (Positive terminal)

    • Cathode (Negative terminal)

    • We are combining a 2900mAh iPhone 7+ battery with a 2675mAh iPhone 8+ battery and turning it into a 5575mAh power bank.

  3. Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Solder the terminals: 步骤 3 中的图像 1,3 Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Solder the terminals: 步骤 3 中的图像 2,3 Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Solder the terminals: 步骤 3 中的图像 3,3
    • Apply double-sided tape to the battery and align the anodes and cathodes of the two batteries.

    • Solder together the anode and cathode of each battery with a soldering iron at 365°C.

    • Measure the voltage with a multimeter. Ensure the voltage is 3.7V.

  4. Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Solder wires to the terminals: 步骤 4 中的图像 1,3 Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Solder wires to the terminals: 步骤 4 中的图像 2,3 Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Solder wires to the terminals: 步骤 4 中的图像 3,3
    • Get a red wire and a black wire. Strip each end of both wires to expose the copper wire and apply tin on the copper wire with a soldering iron at 365°C.

    • Next, solder the red wire to the anode and the black wire to the cathode.

  5. Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank: 步骤 5 中的图像 1,3 Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank: 步骤 5 中的图像 2,3 Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank: 步骤 5 中的图像 3,3
    • Press down the anode and cathode.

    • Apply electrical tape, making sure to fully cover the anode and cathode.

    • Install the button on the middle frame and the power board.

  6. Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank: 步骤 6 中的图像 1,2 Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank: 步骤 6 中的图像 2,2
    • Apply tin on the bonding pad of the anode and cathode with a soldering iron at 365°C.

    • Anode (Positive terminal)

    • Cathode (Negative terminal)

  7. Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Solder to the power board: 步骤 7 中的图像 1,2 Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Solder to the power board: 步骤 7 中的图像 2,2
    • Solder the anode of the battery to the anode of the power board.

    • Solder the cathode of the battery to the cathode of the power board.

  8. Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Secure the battery: 步骤 8 中的图像 1,2 Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Secure the battery: 步骤 8 中的图像 2,2
    • Press the button. For this project, the power bank is 33% full.

    • Apply foam to secure the battery.

  9. Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Reattach the casing: 步骤 9 中的图像 1,2 Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Reattach the casing: 步骤 9 中的图像 2,2
    • Install the middle frame to the housing and put on the bottom plastic cover.

  10. Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Test charging: 步骤 10 中的图像 1,2 Reuse Old Batteries As A Power Bank, Test charging: 步骤 10 中的图像 2,2
    • Connect the phone to the power bank. The phone can be charged.

    • Connect the charger to the power bank. The power bank can be charged too.

结论

If you have extra old batteries, you can increase the capacity of the power bank by combining more old batteries. Give it a try and leave a comment of your results.

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3条评论

Do the batteries automatically stop charging at full? Like can I add iPhone batteries to the powerbank I already have?

Mark Anderson - 回复

@rewatech Hey, would you mind adding the power bank frame and board you bought as a required part? This guide might not work if people don't know what parts you are using

shingle - 回复

I think they reused an old power bank and just swapped out the batteries and that this guide can apply to most off-the-shelf power banks

Tay -

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