Improvised connector for Li-Ion phone batteries (bent paperclips)

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rogeorgeRoGeorge 01/08/2023 at 06:010 Comments

Recently had to charge/discharge/measure the capacity of various Li-Ion cells outside of their phones, and didn't have proper connectors for each type of battery.

Found out that paperclips have enough springiness, yet are still malleable and easy to bend in arbitrary shapes.  Can be shaped in a minute, dirt cheap to make.  In practice the paperclip connectors worked better than the other more laborious attempts with pogo pins.