Recharging Alkaline Batteries

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Pdaf E : Cody would definitely survive a zombie apocalypse.

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

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

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...

umperthay : LED bulbs will burn bright on almost 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?

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

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

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."

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

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

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

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*

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...?

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

Jessie Parker : could you make one fully from scratch?

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.

Clash of Clan - JUMBO (JFG plays) : *breaks the whole battery* ehhhh not that big of a deal

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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

faultyJACK : Good video

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.

ben eichinger : not recharged, refilled. big difference

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

Mester Time : Cody fuck the system hahaha

BlackShotmanLP : This more like, building your own battery than recharging it. Still awesome.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

WaluMac : Note to Duracell: People can recharge batteries with zinc play-doh.

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

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

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melanie crock : *I was actually just about to spend thousands of dollars for solar batteries, but I searched around to see if there were other options before I did. Luckily I found your course! Because instead, I was able to get old free batteries (like you show how to do), recondition them, and have an entire battery bank for almost no cost [Check Details Here==>**** ]. Absolutely incredible!*

Molly Bennett : Any thing that says "do not do" Cody seems to do it.

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!

Jeff Sadowski : Oh geeze, home made batteries. Seems like an awful waist of time, but it was very informative and fun to watch and you got it to work proving correctness. :-)

Baron von Quiply : BURN THE WITCH!