Recharging Alkaline Batteries

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EngiMen : Battery manufacturers HATE him! See how he saved over 17,324$ with this simple trick!

Pdaf E : Cody would definitely survive a zombie apocalypse.

HipposHateWater : *Sees explicit "do not recharge" warnings on casing* Cody: "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!" *Does it anyway*

bruce wayne : This Dude is the equivalent of a dark ages alchemist. I am very happy i subscribed.

CoolAsFreya : I'd call this refilling not recharging the batteries

stcredzero : Cody's Lab drinking game: Drink whenever Cody says, "It's not that big of a deal," followed by, "it's only [something] so I can replace it."

25greengoblin : So once alkaline batteries are depleted, the zinc oxide maes good sunscreen? Great tip! *heads to the beach sith a box of dead batteries*

ravemastaj : In the future, for cool stuff like this, please don't skip parts! Removing all of the used innards of the battery is just as cool and instructive as putting it all together again. For example, why didn't you have to do anything to the manganese?

The Herb : 4:17 "but is a hel-heck of a lot better" lmao

lil Chiller : You're mixing up current and voltage. No offense, just saying :)

Michael Mast : At first I was planning my comment bashing you for recharging a chemical battery, but you tricked me by doing something cool and "recharging" them correctly. Kudos! Now excuse me while I disable my ad-blocker and reload your video...

Ecotech : You didn't chage the manganese oxide that why you got lower voltage, you have mostly Mn2O3 in the dead battery and the Mn(III)/Mn(II) redox pair should increase the voltage to 2.78V but this is not happening so what you have there is the leftover MnO2 reacting with the Zn.

Sid Vicious : this is someone to know when the apocalypse goes down

Lol'L'ypot : *breaks the whole battery* ehhhh not that big of a deal

Husky : Is this really recharging the battery because it seems more like making a new battery with the same case. Love your videos though.

umperthay : LED bulbs will burn bright on almost dead batteries.

aMondia : Recharge your alkaline batteries! Not really cheap, and only 100 times the hassle! Fun video though!

Jessie Parker : could you make one fully from scratch?

john massey : Wow..! I just learned something i will never forget.....  Has any one made a lantern that you just add powder too....  Like a lantern that has two bins ... one with zinc powder and one with mangenese dioxide....  A powder fueled electrical lantern...?

John Green : May I come live on your ranch when the zombie apocalypse hits?Awesome videos

NocturnalNick : 4:17 "helluckava lot better.." lol

TheOtherSteel : No, no! You do not just throw batteries away. You take them to specialty locations that dispose of them properly.

Kaleb Smith : You should strap a gopro to a hat or use a headband so you can use both your hands!

Corie Holden : Your right it is a helica lot better :) haha.

Matt H : They're not 1.5V because the large majority of the MnO2 was reduced to MnOOH during the initial discharge of the battery. Adding fresh Zinc will give you a tiny bit of extra capacity but not much to a 0.8V endpoint. Cool experiment nonetheless.

Rational Viking : Im an educated man myself, but how the hell do you know so much?? how can anyone keep this much knowledge in their head at once? haha I found your channel a few weeks ago, and Im running through your videos like a starved kid runs through a pack of oreos.

God : V-voltage is not current, you can't say "what kind of current we get" and the measure voltage.

GEODEAHOLIC M : you are a real life mc gyver. when the idiots damage society to collapse you should survive handily.

ConfusionFusion : Your mind is a thing of beauty Cody. I really hope youtube figures that out soon and stops harassing you. Your content never fails to teach me something cool and often useful. YouTube couldn't ask for better educational videos. They are shooting themselves in the foot by removing your content.

papanyanz : Probably you had not only to replace the zinc dust, but also recharge the battery before you seal it hermetically, because not only zinc is consumed during discharge process, but also manganese dioxide is reduced to lower oxidation states (+2 and +3 from + 4 and that will explain why you have lower voltage.

Tummas Eivin Kruse : please don't confuse people by telling that voltage is current. You can have high voltage with low current or opposite or low voltage and current or opposite of that.

SysGhost : That's not recharging. I'd call that reloading the batteries.

Imre Fabian : cody, 1.25 V is the normal voltage for Zinc Manganese Alkaline batteries! You did nothing wrong!

Evi1M4chine : That is not “recharging”. That is making new batteries with some old parts to disguise them.

SecretSalami48 : Those batteries are not even as bad as mine were after 4 years. They were so corroded, that the battery just disintegrated when i tried to pull it out of the flashlight. It already had corroded the frame so badly that i needed a screwdriver and a hammer to get the rest of the batteries out :(. (best brand evah: "RAYMAN")

SimplyChem : I can't fully express how cool this video is. Thanks for posting!!!!

angryadrien : I don't think this counts as've re-manufactured or refurbished them...and did a great job. Your videos are always fun to watch...maybe you can get a head-mounted camera so both of your hands are free?

Youtubedoctor : i would like to see the stove method too. great vid:)))))

Walter Lee : this is my favorite youtube channel

RSA MAN : is that some weird fetish or why is he never using gloves

flysubcompact : That was actually purty cool.  Thanks for taking the effort to film it.

With Doom : Maybe the reason why you didn't get the 1.5 volts was because you didn't replace the manganese dioxide too? the MnO2 does consume producing a more reduced state of manganese which might still be able to act as oxidation agent, but would provide less electric potential to the cell than its precursor.

Baron von Quiply : BURN THE WITCH!

Fizalex : I love your channel so much man! I love that there's a channel I can watch for 6 hours and not feel guilt about it because I learn so much

slap_my_hand : please....... buy a better microphone! And don't use stereo! The left channel is MUCH louder than the right channel, and because i am using headphones, this is really annoying!

Danny Carbona : A hell-k of a lot better. Good save.

Jonas : I was going to do this then I got 2 minutes into the vid and I was like, nah i'll just buy some.

faultyJACK : Good video

Chirou : is it possible to refine zinc from zinc oxide ? and if yes it is hard ? neewbie metal refiner here xd

Food Processing : Is there any way I could reduce zinc oxide to zinc? If you know any way that would be great for me. Thanks