How to make your own smartphone power bank at home

Power banks have become a must-have nowadays for many mobile and iPad users. It is precisely because of these little power providing boxes that we are able to sustain our phone and iPad batteries for longer stretches of time. Despite its efficiency, situations might arise wherein you forget to charge your power bank, or an acquaintance or relative has already used up its power in charging their phone, and it will surely put you in a pinch.

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Situations like these can easily be handled by keeping a spare power bank. But the problem here lies in the fact that not everyone has enough cash to afford a secondary back-up power bank, why not try making your own power bank. It’s cost-saving, as efficient as the one’s made by companies and simple not to mention pretty fun too.

All that is required is for you to follow these steps:

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1 Take one 9V battery and also a spare

Take a small 9 V battery along with a spare battery. This will be your power source.

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2 Now take a Tin Box

Take a suitable tin box in which the batteries fit and which will have some space for wires.

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3 A switch

Get the switch from an old toy, by breaking and extracting it. The switch will be needed to turn it on and off, whenever required.

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4 Get a USB Charger from a Car

A car’s USB charger will be required for making the charging port.

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5 Copper wires

You will need two copper wires for making a connection.

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6 First start with the Spare Battery

Tear the spare battery’s head off.

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7 Fix the wires on

Now, solder the copper wires onto the torn head.

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8 Make sure the Soldering is Done Properly

Ensure that the head along with the wires are soldered completely in order for it to fit over the battery that will be functional.

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9 Moving onto the USB Charger

Take apart the Car’s USB Charger.

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10 Begin making the connections

Connect these three in a series- the head, the chargers negative terminal and the switch.

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11 Move onto the following connections

Connect the switch to the positive terminal of the charger.

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Connect the switch

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12 Make holes in the Box

To make openings to fit in the switch and USB charger end, cut holes in the box.

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13 Insert the items into their designation

After the holes have been made in the box, insert the switch and USB charger end.

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14 Connecting the Battery Head

Once the soldering of the wires into the box has been carefully completed, connect the battery and the head.

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15 An extra Battery

An extra battery can be store in as well, for emergency situations or in the case of complications.

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16 The Final Step

Finally connect the USB wire to your phone and then to the box, to start charging your phone’s battery.

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17 You have successfully made your own DIY charger

Making your own Power bank was easy enough. Imagine the amount of money saved and the knowledge learned

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