Juul is a new version of e-cigarette that became one of the most trending products today, and I decided to try it a few months ago because I was curious about it.
I realized that although it is a more convenient device, people had difficulty enjoying it without its charging dock. On that note, a lot of users are looking for the best way to charge it without its charger by their side.
So, how to charge a Juul without a charger? The only way you can charge a Juul without its charging pod is to use a homemade charger or alternative charging pods available in e-cigarette outlets. Since juul charging pods are tiny, easily misplaced devices, a lot of Juul users take the other alternative.
Using a homemade charger is not that easy to be misplaced. Some say that homemade Juul chargers are not safe, but I thought, if done right, it will be safe enough.
In this guide, I am going to show you how to charge a juul with its original charging pod or any charging pod alternatives. This guide will help you understand what a homemade juul charger is and how to make one.
It will provide you all the necessary information about a homemade juul charger and then guide you with the proper steps to create a safe and efficient charger. Let’s get started!
Everything You Need to Know About Homemade Juul Chargers
In this part, you will learn everything you have to know about a homemade charger for juul devices. First, the guide will give an idea of what a typical makeshift charger for juul is and what it is made from.
It will also shed light on how it’s made and help you craft your own safe and effective charger. So let’s not keep you waiting and get it done.
How a Juul Charging Different from Other E-Cigarettes
Before we go to the cheesy part of the guide, I just like to refresh your memory on how juul is a very convenient device designed to put a smile on a smoker’s face.
Juul is a trending kind of e-cigarette that resembles a USB flash drive designed to be charged with a tiny charging dock with magnetic properties that can work even in a pocket.
This sophisticated technology is very beneficial because it will never leave smokers craving for a puff. The charging dock simply works by plugging it on a USB port and mounting the device on it.
It has a capacity of 900 mAh, and it is designed to fully recharge the device in an hour or less. The charger can also store a good amount of charge that allows it to recharge the device while in a pocket, keeping its battery in good shape all the time.
Charging Juuls with Makeshift Charger
Due to its tiny size, juul charging pods are often misplaced and eventually get lost, leaving the device without a charger. This is one issue that a lot of juul owners experience. As mentioned earlier, it is possible to charge your juul device without a charging pod.
Thankfully, there are resourceful people out there who thought about addressing this issue by creating a makeshift charger for juul devices.
You can only do this by being resourceful enough and creating a makeshift charger using an Android USB charger. All you have to do is to take an old or unused Android charger cord and then turn it to a juul charger.
However, you have to keep in mind that this is easier said than done. You have to understand that crafting your homemade juul charger should be done cautiously, or else it will end up messing up the device, or worse, it can put you in harm’s way.
Making DIY Makeshift Charger for Juul
Like any other seasoned juul owners, you are probably sick and tired of misplacing or losing your charging dock, which sheds a few bucks for a new replacement.
A charging dock may cost less than $10 bucks, but if you are to buy one every time you lose, it will surely be costly. That’s why you are considering a makeshift charger as your best option. Here’s how!
Step 1: Find a Cord or Cable with a USB Plug on One of its Ends
For you to make a makeshift charger for your juul, the first thing you have to do is to look for cable or cord with a USB plug. It can be an unused Android charger, a smartphone connector, or any kind of cable with one end with a USB plug.
Step 2: Cut the Other End of the Cable and Retain the USB Plug
The next thing you have to do is to use a cutter or a pair of scissors to cut off the other end of the cord. Keep in mind that you have to retain an end with the USB plug because it will be your power input.
If you are using an Android charger, you have to cut off the end that connects to the gadget. In case you are using a power bank charger, you can cut off any of its ends since it has USB plugs on both ends.
Step 3: Expose the Wires of the Cord on the End that You Cut
After cutting one end of the cord or cable, you now have to expose the wires on that end of the cable. You may have to use a blade or knife to gently and carefully shave the insulator of the cord slowly but surely until the wires within are exposed.
Make sure to expose at least two inches of the wires to make it easier for you to identify the right ones, which will be crucial in the following steps.
Step 4: Untangle the Wires and Identify the Two Wires Needed for Charging
Once the wires are exposed, you will discover four color-coded wires that are twisted in pairs. Carefully untangle the two pairs of twisted wires that will prepare you for the next step.
Typically, the wires within the cord are black, red, white, and green. In other cases, the cord uses a silver wire instead of the black one. Keep in mind that the wires that you will need are the red one and the black one or, in some cases, the silver one.
Step 5: Free Up the Two Essential Wires that Will be Responsible for Charging
After untangling the two pairs of twisted wires to separate them from each other. And identifying the two wires that are needed for the charger to work.
You will now have to free them up by folding the unnecessary wires (green and white) against the chord, then securing them in place by using electrical tape. To ensure safety, you have to make sure that you cover the ends of those wires with electrical tape.
Step 6: Exposing a Bit of Edge of the Wires Responsible for Charging
Now that you already freed up the charging wires (red and black/silver), and secured the other two with electric tape.
This is the time to be focused because you will have to shave off the plastic insulators of those two small wires using a blade or a pair of scissors. Bear in mind that you only need to expose a bit of the two wires, between a quarter or half an inch.
Step 7: Twist the Metal Filaments to Avoid Them from being Scattered
Once you’ve shaved the plastic insulator of the wires responsible for charging (red, black/silver), the next thing you have to do is to twist the small metal filaments within the wires.
This is to ensure that they won’t scatter around when used. Twisting them will also keep the small strands from breaking, and it will also create a much solid contact point for charging.
Step 8: Test if Your Makeshift Charger Works
At this point, you are basically done crafting your DIY makeshift juul charger, and all you have to do is to try it and see if it works.
To do this, take your juul device and place it on a flat surface with its light facing upward. Then take the red and black/silver small wires of the charger you made and then insert them in the device’s golden slots that you will find at the bottom.
Important: Keep in mind that you have to avoid the two innermost golden slots, and you have to connect the wires of the charger with the leftmost and rightmost golden slots of the device. Then make sure that you have a secure connection. Then finally, plug the end of the charger with the USB plug on a USB charging port.
Once the charger is connected to a power source, check the light of the device is flashing to confirm that it is charging.
Congratulations! You have successfully made your own juul makeshift charger. Seems pretty easy and straightforward, right?
But you have to keep in mind that you have to think twice prior to making one. Be warned that it can be dangerous, and there are a few risks involved.
Risks Involved in Making A DIY Makeshift Juul Charger
Before you decide to create your own makeshift charger for your juul, you have to make sure that you know and understand the risks. The dangers of making a homemade charger are listed below.
1. The Danger of Putting Yourself in Harm’s Way
One of the major risks when making a DIY juul charger using an Android USB cord charger is getting yourself electrocuted. As mentioned above, one of the steps in crafting a makeshift juul charger is cutting off a cord with a USB plug, most likely an unused Android charger cord.
Doing this step with the cord plugged into a power source will lead to electrocution. In case you managed to do it properly and safely, your charger will still have one end with exposed wires, and if not careful, using the charger may still cause you to be electrocuted.
2. The Risk of Damaging the Device Itself
Just like any other technological devices such as iPhones, tablets, and smartphones, a juul is a gadget designed not to be modified or incorporated with DIY experiments or stunts.
It is a distinct gizmo with an exclusive system that shouldn’t be subjected to technological experiments. By doing so can endanger the device that may lead to its destruction.
Another concern with charging a juul with a makeshift charger is that it may accumulate too much current from the charger that can severely damage its battery.
There’s also the issue of connecting the wrong wires with the wrong charging pins causing a short circuit that may contribute to the device’s demise.
Despite these risks, a lot of smokers that prefer juul still opt to use homemade chargers, and I’ve seen a lot of them succeed.
Yes, it can be dangerous, but if done properly, following the right steps, and prioritizing safety, it is doable and possible. So if ever you decide to be one of them, make sure to do it properly and must bear mind that you have to prioritize safety.
Before wrapping it up, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read our guide on how to charge a juul without a charger. I prepared this guide to help the juul users out there that may experience what I did when I was frequently misplacing and losing my charging dock.
This guide will help you save money in making a makeshift DIY juul charger. Just always remember that safety is your first priority. I hope that this guide will also allow you to create one successfully.