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Power [Opening the powerbank]

A project log for Portable Raspberry Pi gaming handheld

Made from a Raspberry Pi 2 B, a 4,3" TFT screen, a powerbank and a modified SNES controller.

LumorLumor 07/30/2015 at 00:512 Comments

I managed to break open my powerbank, there are 4 screws but those didn't really help much in opening it. I probably did it wrong.

Anyways, now that the case is removed, i can arange the batteries however i want. All i need to do is extend some cables.

If i don't do this the portable will either be thin but square-shaped, or rectangle-shaped but very thick. I don't really like either off those options so i decided to break open the powerbank.

(Here are the screws.)

I hope increasing the length of some wires wont cause any issues. I also have to be super carefull not to short anything or the powerbank (and possibly me) is done for.

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j0z0r pwn4tr0n wrote 07/30/2015 at 02:52 point

One thing that helped me not to short out the battery was to drain it as much as I felt comfortable doing and then do one at a time, keeping the opposite insulated with electrical tape until the first was secured. I was still pretty worried the whole time tho

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Lumor wrote 07/30/2015 at 12:29 point

Thanks for the advice.
I have to extend the black wire, the red wire and the metal piece between two batteries, if i do it one wire at a time it should be fine.

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