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I thought it might be a good idea to use AvE's bigger copper swing press to drive a nail through a slightly overcharged lithium cell out of a pink Poundland power bank.
It's a slow starter - but it gets going when it's got excited enough.
Note that it's normally quite hard to make lithium cells do this. The power they unleash is purely the stored energy and not much to do with the tiny quantity of lithium itself.
The Poundland power bank this cell came from is well constructed and has independent cell protection to avoid overcharge or discharge.
Lithium cell fires are such a tiny percentage of the massive number in use that they often make the news when it happens.
Here's AvE's video where he makes the copper swing-press:-
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A pink four amp hour, poundland powerbank, the lithium itself from therein fully charged, perhaps slightly overcharged, a sharp nail, the mighty hammer of knowledge from eve, let's release the fiery shmoo and see just how much energy this poundland cell contains. Oh uh is that another anti-climax that is another anti-climax i can smell. I begin to think it's only the racing packs that blow up. Ah, for goodness sake, this is this is not going out.

I can see vapor coming out of it. This has gone so wrong. Again, i can see it sparking. I can see the vapor coming out here.

Have a closer look, it's not very exciting! Is it oh, it's a bit fumi. Maybe it needs more holes. Maybe it needs more egg hammer. Oh a big chunk of shot across the garden.

Okay right, this is a oh hold on see that that's, oh and now that that's gone as well: okay, slight, timely on them.

11 thoughts on “Poundland lithium cell vs the mighty AvE hammer”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ian Hosier says:

    Surprised the flames weren't green but I am guessing they were from the electrolyte (organic solvent) burning

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Helen Wilson says:

    You want to try the iPosible Power Bank 30800mAh, 25W PD + QC 4.0 Fast Charging Portable Charger sold on Amazon. Not only is it only 11,000 mAh, but mine also exploded and caught fire while charging.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ralfoide says:

    "needs more holes"…
    As the proverb goes: If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars youkofoxy says:

    Well, I guess that answer the question:
    How dangerous is to replace a not meant to be user replaced battery.

    The answer: surprisingly safe, if you know they are a fire hazards.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jah Breed says:

    If you pierce the middle, you're gonna hit a pocket of salt water. Corners are where its at.
    A Lithium Ion battery is mainly composed of three sections. Two spaces to store your Lithium ions, one for positive the other to collect the spent Ions(+/-) with an intermediate electrolyte seperating the two.
    As you spend your batteries charge, the Ions flow out of the batteries positive anode, through the device, and back into the negative anode to be stored.
    When you charge it, the ions are pulled through the electrolytic intermediary, regaining its charge, through a type of 'gate', and back into a stack of positively charged Ions.
    Its pretty neat.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars geoxrge says:

    I have read that battery fires are so hot they can ignite the glycol coolant they are bathed in. Maybe you can demonstrate that.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CircularTonic says:

    Anti Right to Repair lobbyist be like "It's DanGErOus tO RePlACE pHOne BATTERIES"

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Guy Hileman says:

    Now that is an informative video, especially when you used my favorite uncle's, UBF hammer

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vasiliy Skydanienko says:

    Are you going to dispose this cell in a battery recycling bin? Or in this condition just in trash bin?

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ArriCAT5e says:

    This video is a good demonstration of how quick something can flame up when you're not looking lol

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars wtmayhew says:

    Wow, what an interesting delayed reaction! Back around 2002, we put a defunct Microsoft Win CE device under a drill press with a 7/8 inch bit. When the bit hit the device’s lithium battery an ominous blue flame almost two feet long instantly shot up. That incident sealed my respect for the potential hazard lurking in lithium cells.

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