20 Lemon Charge

Lemon Charge

Posted on February 9, 2009 by

Russians charging ipod with lemons

One lemon is small but a few can charge your ipod decently.

Russians charging ipod with lemons 2

Russians charging ipod with lemons 3

The author of the photos himself. This method is not new but was not used a lot, at least now you know if you find yourself somewhere where is no electricity but there are some nails, wires and lemons you can make your call home or just listen to some music.

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20 Responses to “Lemon Charge”

  1. -md-tt- says:

    so every time u want to charge ur iphone u need 17 lemons and some wire :D

  2. Masinuta18.yahoo.com says:


  3. Chilean_dude says:

    This reminds me of physics class. How many amp does a lemon have??

    Do those 17 lemons charge the ipod entirely from none to full??

  4. bilosh says:

    Small 9volt cell inside each lemon. Young scientist wishes for lemonade after experiment.

    He should worry more about insulation on his diagonal cutters. Plastic wrap makes not safe electrical insulation.

  5. Bert says:

    The author’s keyboard changes color. Wha?

  6. zax says:

    Nice MacGyver style of powering things.
    There is only one little problem… considering geographical location of Russia, lemons are probably more expensive than batteries. Not to mention that one is not likely to find lemons naturally growing there. :) The good news is: apples could be used instead of lemons. :)

  7. w says:

    What a waste of lemons I could spend whole weekend with gin and tonic with all these lemon

  8. Keroro says:

    Those lemons have pretty high internal resistance, so the current is very low. It said what player could charging only about one minute.

  9. Fabrizzio says:

    Hey, I have the same multimeter =D
    but it’s Prasek brand

  10. Alley says:

    well… seems cool, a lot of lemons though… me and my mate are doing this for our science fair! :D

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