Best way to charge battery outside of phone without external charger?


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  1. eisawi99

    eisawi99 Well-Known Member

    so far ive been trying to charge my battery outside of my phone without an external charger and the only good way ive found is very painful... basically what i do is use a cut usb cable and connect the red wire to the positive and the black to negative... but i have to hold it in place with my thumb and it burns me... bad. so please help. btw ive tried electrical tape but it wont stay in place. is there any way i could make a makeshift charger with a cut usb cable?

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  2. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :) Guide

    I believe your best bet would be just to get an external charger. They have all sorts of them on Amazon, for example, that are really reasonable.

    I'm afraid you are going to either hurt yourself, worse than the burns, or short out your equipment. :(

    Neither one of them would be a good thing! :)
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  3. Codegerm

    Codegerm Well-Known Member

    Wow that is an incredibly bad idea! Li-ion batteries just can't be hooked to voltage like that for charging. They require a smart charger (your phone handles that). You are lucky not to have blown up the battery or have a total meltdown..
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  4. eisawi99

    eisawi99 Well-Known Member

    yeah believe me i know... its incredibly stupid but i need my phone and i only do it for like 10 minutes and then i rest it and then i charge and then i rest and then i charge etc etc
  5. Codegerm

    Codegerm Well-Known Member

    Why can't you just charge it in the phone?
  6. t.burninator

    t.burninator Well-Known Member

    I thought this was some kind of joke when I read the title. Now I've read the thread and I still can't tell.

    Tell us why you can't use an external charger either?
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  7. trialnerror

    trialnerror Well-Known Member

    This thread just Made My Day. I would have held the wires in place with my tounge. "trialnerror", right?
    Do you have a Bestbuy or Radioshack nearby?
  8. eisawi99

    eisawi99 Well-Known Member

    im pretty broke... ive really got no money for an external charger... this isnt a joke
  9. oamilcar

    oamilcar Well-Known Member Contributor

    You can get a usb sync charger of ebay for as low as $3 dollars.
  10. eisawi99

    eisawi99 Well-Known Member

    believe me... ive got no money at all... i try to use what i can and i cant charge through the phone itself because the battery is messed up
  11. Codegerm

    Codegerm Well-Known Member

    That sucks. I do see them on ebay for like 22 dollars
  12. eisawi99

    eisawi99 Well-Known Member

    people i am broke lol i cant buy one... i just was looking for a way to keep the wires in place without burning my self
  13. oamilcar

    oamilcar Well-Known Member Contributor

    I heard you lol. I'm just posting the link for codeg... to see the $3 one
  14. kevindroid

    kevindroid Well-Known Member

    try clothes pins
  15. eisawi99

    eisawi99 Well-Known Member

    what do you mean??? how would i use clothes pins?
  16. oamilcar

    oamilcar Well-Known Member Contributor

  17. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    You're literally playing with a potential fire.

    When batteries ignite they don't burn like a Zippo, they jet a flame like a blowtorch.
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  18. eisawi99

    eisawi99 Well-Known Member

    yeah believe me i know... and im also a pyromaniac... but thats besides the point. theres not enough voltage on an xbox usb port to ignite a battery
  19. FLAWLESSVW

    FLAWLESSVW Well-Known Member

    Subscribed haha. Say we all chip in fifty cents and get the poor guy a charger for God's sake.
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  20. Codegerm

    Codegerm Well-Known Member


    Agreed, and preferably before his fingers catch fire.
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  21. LilBit

    LilBit Well-Known Member Contributor

    OMG!!! eisawi?? Be carefull!!

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