12 Sep '17, 8pm

4 ways to charge a phone when the power's out

4 ways to charge a phone when the power's out

When the power's out, things can get a little scary. There's the ever-present danger of knocking your knee into the coffee table (though, at least this time, you can blame the lack of lighting). Perhaps most horrifying of all, however, is that there's no way to charge your cellphone. It can be vexing for those who are usually tethered to their phones. But it can also be a matter of life and death if the phone is the only way to reach emergency services or help of any kind. With that in mind, here are a few ways to charge your phone when there's no power: 1. Eight D-cell batteries, paper clips, some tape and a car charger It may not be the prettiest way to charge your phone, but it'll work as long as you keep an eye on it. (Photo: BowTieBoy/Reddit) Posted to Reddit by user BowTieBoy , this hack, created by the user's cousin, uses eight D batteries, paper clips and some tape...

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