If you ever need to start your car but the battery is dead, Kipkay has the answer in this how-to video. All you need to charge it is a little red wine. This is not an excuse to drink and drive. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to charge your car battery with red wine.
How to Charge Your Car Battery
Video: . This video will explain how to keep the battery in your RV, boat or classic car charged during winter storage, so that it doesn't drain and kill your battery.
If you have an older battery charger and it works apart from having worn out terminals or frayed wiring, don't throw it away. Overhaul it with new wires, a plug and clip leads. This costs about $15 at the most instead of the $50 for a new unit. So watch this automotive repair ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to recharge a car battery. To restart a car battery that is dead, you will need to have another vehicle parked in front of it with the hood facing towards it. Now, you will need to take jumper cables out and place them on the battery of each cars ...more
You can do a lot more with playing cards than you'd think, like turn them into gift boxes, fling them like throwing stars, and make them levitate or disappear. You can even make them recharge your batteries. Instructables user Shawn Frayne was sick of having a bunch of dead ba ...more
You don't want to get stuck on the side of the road when your car's battery dies. Learn how to charge your car's battery off of someone else's using jumper cables. Don't let a dead battery leave you stranded! Every driver should know how to jump start a car.
A common misconception is that all car batteries die. This, in fact, isn't true—the majority of "dead" car batteries just don't contain enough juice to power a car, but they can still provide enough watts to keep emergency fans and lighting running, which is great when a power ...more
Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to change your dead car battery properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ventilated. W ...more
The battery is one of the most important pieces when it comes to your car. Not only does it help provide energy to certain areas of your car, but it's also a life force for it as well. No battery, no starting your car. So it's important to make sure that you always check your ...more
Just like a car, a lawn tractor contains a battery that is used to help make the vehicle start and move. without it, you would have a very expensive mower that is pretty difficult to move. So if your battery were to ever die, you may need to replace it, or easily charge it up. ...more
Learn how to charge a 12 Volt Battery using a Solar Power Battery Maintainer by watching this how-to video. This method can be used to charge 12 volt batteries of any kind - cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, tractors, lawn equipment - any kind of 12 volt battery you can think of!
"What is dead may never die." That's easily one of the best lines (and episode title) from HBO's Game of Thrones series. While the saying may ring true for the Ironborn, it's not quite as catchy when it comes to batteries. Lithium-ion batteries power tons of consumer electron ...more
Car batteries are important to the functioning of your car. They often fuse with old age or bad treatment. This short video will show you how to change your car's battery in 12 easy steps. Change a car battery in 12 easy steps. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
What happens when you need to build a fire, but you forgot your matches and lighter? What if you don't know the fire-plow method, the bow and drill method, or even the flint and steel method (not that you would have flint, because you forgot your lighter)? Watch this survival ...more
Lost in the wilderness? Did you forget your emergency personal beacon (EPERB)? Learn from the BBC how to start a signal fire using your car battery and a piece of wire wool. Let's just hope you have a car . . .
Your car is a well-oiled machine...when you first get it. Once the new car smell wears off and the excitement of driving the latest and greatest model lessens, car maintenance becomes a chore and some of us even forget to do it regularly. But cars are expensive and you will s ...more
Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to check and charge car air conditioner properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly venti ...more
Arc welding is a type of welding that uses a power supply to create an electric arch between an electrode (electric conductor) and a base material to melt the metals at the welding point. While you can certainly purchase a welder for your car shop or jewelry making business, y ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to jump start a car using another car's battery. First, you will need to position the two cars in front of each other. Turn off both of the cars completely, then attach the jumper cables. You need to connect the positive post of the dead battery ...more
This is a great video that shows you how to boost your car battery with the help of fruit. That car battery will be longer lasting and more efficient through the aid and support of grapefruit.
If your car battery is nearly dead, you run the risk of being stranded on the road in the middle of nowhere. To prevent being a victim of a drained car battery, always have a set of jumper cables on hand. Store them in your trunk for emergencies, because you never know when it ...more
Learn some routine maintenance and general information tips for the battery in your car. Maintain your car battery. Click through to watch this video on vehiclefixer.com
Figuring out what was causing your old car battery to drain power was easy, but on modern cars it's more complicated due to their large number of electrical devices. In this video you'll learn how to find out what's draining the battery on your new car and fix it.
Learn how to clean and maintain your car battery posts with these simple tools. Keep your car running safely and efficiently.
Need a little power from your car battery? This OzLabs video will show you how to get that power in a detailed demonstration.
Find the ins and outs to UPS hacking in this video from Systm! And were not talking about the parcel service here—we're talking about your UPS system—your uninterruptible power supply, which can be pretty weak. That's why you should hack the tiny battery out of it and replace ...more
The battery in your car is more important now than ever before. If yours is dead, not much of your car will work. Watch this video to learn some easy way to inspect and maintain your battery to make sure it works great for as long as possible.
This is a how-to video demonstrating the procedure to change the battery of the car PT Cruiser from Chrysler. This video explains, in a logical way, how to do it. Right from locating the battery to replacing and then finally tightly fitting in all the components that were rem ...more
If you work on your own car and don't want to get electrocuted, you should disconnect the battery before you do any major work. This video will show you how to do it quickly and safely, ensuring your continued auto maintenance safety.
For most automotive applications a battery needs to supply a lot of current for a short period of time to turn over the engine and get the car started. With the engine running, the car's alternator produces all the power the car needs. Thin plates inside a starting battery inc ...more
Opps! Left my lights on again. Luckily watching this video by Eric the Car Guy will help you learn how to jump start you car and get you ready to get back on the road without waiting for AAA. This video with clear instructions show you the safe way to jump start a car from ano ...more
Have your battery tested. If your battery is at least 3 years old, take it to a certified automotive repair facility. You do not want your battery, whose power is reduced by 50 percent during the cold weather, to go dead while you're in the middle of a snowstorm. If they are y ...more
Stuck behind bars? Held hostage by a guy with a flamethrower? Thanks to the wise and resourceful 80s secret agent MacGyver, these problems can be resolved by a car battery, two coins and some jumper cable. Sound absurd? Did you see this year's Superbowl MacGruber Pepsi ad? Ma ...more
New technologies in current-generations smartphones allow for much faster charging—Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, VOOC Flash Charge, and USB Type-C, for instance, can charge a phone up to 4 times faster than traditional methods. However, the majority of phones on the market still ...more
This video will show you how to clean the battery cable terminals on your battery. Video: .
If you've ever left the lights on in your car for a long time or just have a bad alternator, then you know all too well the pain of a dead battery. This video will teach you how to push start a dead battery car, which can often restore it for long enough to get you to the shop.
One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple ...more
This video shows how easy it is to jump start a car properly. Locating the car manual is the first thing to do. It will help for that particular car. Inspect the dead battery. If the battery is cracked or if the liquid inside of it is frozen, don't jump the cars. The battery c ...more
When the power goes out, having the ability to contact others becomes extremely important, and your cell phone can be one of the most important tools to have. But if the power is out for an extended period of time, battery life becomes a constant problem. Without the ability ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to jump start a car correctly with jumper cables. Begin by applying the jumper cables to the dead battery. Make sure that the ends of the cable do not touch in any way. Put the negative clip onto the body ground of the car and connect ...more
We've all been there before: We're in a hurry to get somewhere (often in bad weather), so we get in the car, turn the key in the ignition and.....WHUH! WHUH! WHUH! The darned battery is dead! After a stream of choice expletives (that is, if you're anything like me....;o)), we ...more
Don't drink it all. When your battery is dead, add wine. Now, thanks to video creator Kipkay, we learn a very unconventional hack. The acid in the red wine reacts with the acid in the battery to give it just enough of a boost to start the car. Sounds like we should start pack ...more
This how-to video will show you how to zap charge a non-rechargeable battery with only two wires and a car. Sounds cool, and fun, unless of course you zap yourself. Watch this video circuitry tutorial for more information on this simple, money-saving hack.
If you're a geek, then this power pack will give you a total techgasm. The power pack allows you to charge pretty much anything you can fit into a 12 volt power jack in your car (where the cigar/lighter receptable goes). The power pack is a portable battery, so no need for cha ...more
Got a screw loose? Don't worry. We all do. This handy tutorial will keep any screw secured to any screwdriver. This method of magnetization uses a copper wire and a car battery. This is much more effective than simply rubbing a screwdriver with a magnet. It also holds the ma ...more
If you're like me, you were always jealous of the kids with rich parents who got to ride around in their own Power Wheels cars. Now that I am tall enough to sell my body and time, I find myself attaining childhood dreams like buying my own Power Wheels car. I would not have ch ...more
Don’t wait for your next headache to pull out that bottle of aspirin. Aspirin can be used as a topical home remedy for some medical problems, and as a handy fix to remove stain, keep your flowers fresh and even start a car battery. Aspirin is not only used for health benefits ...more
Nicad batteries often die in such a way that they won't take a charge and have zero voltage. This usually means they're shorted out by crystal dendrite growth. Here's a method of bringing them back to life by zapping those shorted crystal dendrites away with too much current a ...more
If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, trou ...more
Aside from being completely adorable, Fijibot is a completely autonomous robot that automatically seeks out light sources to charge his solar-powered battery. He's built from a 1.5 liter Fiji water bottle, packed with an Arduino Uno, 6 volt solar panel, and an Arduino Proto Sh ...more
The lemon battery has a rich history in many elementary science classes as a great example of an electrochemical reaction. This is not magic, or a hoax. The nail and penny create charged poles in the fruit. Unfortunately, filling a car with a bushel of lemons and driving cr ...more
An iPhone-controlled drone unveiled at the recently held CES is expected to revolutionize the world of video gaming. Called the AR.Drone (AR stands for augmented reality), this new product will literally bring video games to the streets. Via Daily Mail, "The flying saucer-li ...more
Those old cell phone and laptop batteries staring you in the eye? Don’t worry, recycling them is easy. Step 1: Collect your leftover batteries Collect all your leftover batteries. Rechargeable batteries from cell phones and laptops are especially important to recycle since th ...more
There are plenty of times when we need to charge our phones but don't have access to electricity. Whether the power is out do to storms, you're camping and run out of juice, or you're in a Tom-Hanks-like Castaway situation, it's important to have a charged phone in case of an ...more
If you're ever lost or hurt out in the middle of nowhere with a dead cell phone, you might be able to "flag" down help as long as you're near some railroad tracks. Some train tracks carry a small electric charge as a means of detecting other trains for signaling or for detect ...more
It seems that Apple is taking a page from Google's book with their new "Hey, Siri" voice activation feature in iOS 8. This feature mimics the one found in Google Now, the voice-activated intelligent personal assistant available to just about all Android users. Apple's version ...more
When it comes to squeezing as much battery life as possible out of our smartphones, most people aim for software solutions, or ones that can otherwise be easily managed right from the touchscreen. Managing Wi-Fi and data connections, fine-tuning screen brightness, and install ...more
Every time Apple releases a new version of their mobile operating system, it comes packed with an assortment of bugs, issues, and other hindrances. When they released iOS 6, there were major Wi-Fi issues, App Store problems, battery drains, Passbook bugs, and lock screen expl ...more
"Ahoy-hoy." If telephone titan Alexander Graham Bell had his way, we'd all be answering phones like Mr. Burns. Thankfully, frienemy Thomas Edison had enough sense to realize we weren't always on the briny. He preferred "hello" as our standard telephone greeting, which he is c ...more
Spent the weekend with Sprint's new phone, the HTC Evo G4. Specification wise, it's better than Verizon's Incredible and T-Mobile's HD2. Apple will be announcing the new version of their phone this week. If it's comparable to leaked phone shown over at Gizmodo, then to say whi ...more