We all know that electricity in nigeria is not constant and so we look for alternative means to charge our devices. Do you know you can charge the your device with the battery of a ups? Here’s How.
Am sure you all know what a UPS Device is used for. In case you don’t know , UPS is an abbreviation for Un-interrupted Power Supply. It stores current which can be used after power outage. In this tutorial We’re going to make use of the “BATTERY OF A UPS DEVICE” . It weighs 1.2Kg And you can get it for #1400 – #2000 (Depending on your bargaining power).
The metal terminal black is the negative(-). Not only in this battery but in most batteries “black signifies negative(-)”
The metal terminal red is the positive(+). Not only in this battery but in most batteries “red signifies positive(+)”
After getting the battery , the next thing to buy is a car charger. See image below
If you’ve gotten the charger then let’s get to work.
In the above picture, the bouncy metal in the middle is the positive.
Then the two curved metals by the sides are the negative!..
Next , get 2 coper wires (Colours black and red) and connect them to the charger as shown below.
Connecting to the negative terminal. Connect the black wire to the negative terminal of the charger
Connecting to the positive terminal. Connect the red wire to the positive terminal of the charger
If connected successfully , your connect
Ion should look like that in the above image. Then you’re good to go.
Please avoid wrong connection so as to avoid regrets. See example of wrong connection below.
If you’re sure your connection is right then go ahead and connect your device.
Thanks: Naijapres Forum
Possible Questions And Answer
Q : Where can I get UPS Battery?
A : You can get it from any electronics shop. If you’re in lagos I will recommend you to check MasMore Ventures @ No 28 Obafemi Awolowo way Ikeja, opposite Obafemi Awolowo glass house.
Q : How do you charge the main UPS Battery ?
A : Any variable charging system can charge it or even put it back to the UPS if you own a UPS. But other charger must be between 20V-30V to avoid problems.
Q : what is the battery voltage?
A : 12V
Q : Can i connect the terminals to an extension then plug my charger into the extension?
A : No because your wall charger takes in AC and release DC to your phone
Q :Can I Use A Car Battery?
A : Yes you can. But a car battery is heavier than that of a UPS and so IT IS NOT ADVISEABLE
Q : any side effects to the battery like swelling?
A : No (If you do the right thing)
Q : can i use a laptop charger of 19v?
A : yes , provided the wires are thick and strong because weak wires melts/burns.
Q : Can I use a generator battery?
A : Yes but be careful.
Q : how many hours will it take the UPS battery to be full since it does not have an indication light?
A : depends on the voltage range of ur adapter/charger.
<20V = 9-11hrs
30-35V = 8 – 9hrs
Q :I just got a 12volt battery…
Can I charge it with a 12v charger ?
A : Use A 18v charger instead.
Q : Does your battery gets hot while charging ??
A : No
In case of any hazard caused by incorrect connection , take your device to an experienced engineer for proper checkup.
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