Do you know that you can charge your phone without socket?
This video shows how to charge their iPhones using a lemon and a USB charging cable. The truth is, however, that you can actually charge your Phone by using a lemon, but you’ll need an array of items to successfully complete the task.
You can actually charge your Phone by using a lemon.
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 Lemons (or any acidic or citrus fruit—a lemon, apple, or even a pear will work)
3 Copper Nails (or something made out of copper, like a coin)
2 Galvanized Nails (or something made out of zinc)
A Multimeter (to measure currents and voltage)
Steel Nails (or something made of another metal, like an ungalvanized nail)
USB Charging Cable (that you’re willing to cut…)
To simply make one battery cell, you’ll need to push the galvanized nail into the lemon. Next, push the copper nail into the lemon close to the galvanized nail, but make sure they are not touching. Using the multimeter, measure the voltage between the galvanized nail and the copper nail, then measure the current it will produce.
You’ll need to push the galvanized nail into the lemon
Push the copper nail into the lemon close to the galvanized nail, but make sure they are not touching
To actually charge your Phone (warning: this may damage your phone), you must string at least 12 of the battery cells together and use multiple nails in each fruit. You then need to cut your USB cable open, and determine which wires should carry current by plugging the male end into a computer and measuring the voltages. Next, you must connect the battery to the cut open USB cable, in which you’ve revealed the wires that carry the power. Plug your Phone in and you should have a charge!
This video makes the viewers can’t believe in their eyes. Here are their comments:
” Why don’t you just buy a power strip, cut the plug off it and plug the phone into that!? Same thing.”, anetizen commented.
“By multiplying the average current of a lemon (0.001A/ 1mA) by the average (lowest) voltage (potential difference) of a lemon (0.7V) we can conclude that it would take more than 6 million lemons to give us the power of an average 4320W car battery.”
You can also do the same thing with a potato.
Boiling the potatoes as well as using multiple slices between the zinc and copper improves the generation.
In a nutshell, potato batteries use the tuber’s phosphoric acid and the reaction between some zinc and copper to generate power. Boiling the potatoes as well as using multiple slices between the zinc and copper improves the generation.