Free LiPo batteries from thrown vape devices

Learn how to extract batteries from used vape devices that you can find on the street and use them in projects
Aug 05, 2022 — 1 min read — Electronics

Free LiPo batteries from thrown vape devices

Unfortunately, I've recently noticed that a lot more vape devices are used even with the dangers that they bring and many of them end up in the garbage once they are used.

This is really bad as almost everything inside them is reusable but they are still sold and used as single-use items. Worst of all, they are all powered by rechargeable lithium cells that are thrown just after their first use 🤯🤯🤯

In the video below, I'm demonstrating how you can disassemble used vape devices and how to extract the batteries from them. Additionally, I'm also modifying a TP4056 charging and protection module to work with a smaller current so the batteries can be safely charged and used.

Tools and materials used in the video:

For written instructions check out the project Instructable.

battery reuse recycle TP4056
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