What's inside a Tesla Battery?

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Here's a pic of the capacity test I ran on a cell to confirm these are genuine:
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Author Europeans Rise - Worldwide! ( ago)
You really need to find out what safety precautions you should be observing before you dismantle objects like this. I know others have told you but you should be told a million times until it's hammered into your head!

Author Waleed EL Mhamal ( ago)
whats up with this gay music in the background?

Author Joel ( ago)
This is why the metric system sucks, that wasn't a meter. I'm willing to bet it was closer to 18".

Author Dave Glenn ( ago)
Metre long? It's no more than 12"

Author J SHIO ( ago)
Hmm I hope in a short time, they will become smaller by a factor of 2 and more powerful by a factor of 2

Author Tylenole ( ago)
this dude is going to die soon lol. wonder how much of that got into your lungs.... never mind what got onto your hands. this is natural selection at work right her folks.

Author Stephen Bright ( ago)
lithium catches fire with oxygen I don't need a flame to burn

Author Zach Jacoby ( ago)
I don't think that copper sheet is a meter long mate

Author Agent Office ( ago)
0v doesn't mean 0v if it's protected

Author Martin K ( ago)
truth is that current flow from positive to negatyve is universaly agreed .... BUT truth is that we know not only agreed current flow but also real curentflow .. and that is from negatyve to positive ...

Author TickyTack23 ( ago)
Please, use gloves.

Author CVR IV ( ago)
A meter long?!?!?! I think you might be a tad off....

Author Bidyut Borah ( ago)
Thank you for this elaborate demonstration

Author G Allen ( ago)
Dude. What are you doing?

Author susmoy s ( ago)
im glad i didnt watch the video. came to comments and learned a lot

Author Roger Nevez ( ago)
it looks like an electrolytic capacitor

Thats so simple !

Author LoneTiger ( ago)
So in short: Tesla batteries are just small capacitors?
Also that's the amp charge rating of this battery?

Author Aban Jacob Ruman ( ago)
1:53 that's not a meter long. Do you also say you have a 14 inches cock?
that has to be 30cm

Author erepsekahs ( ago)
"About a meter long"  Ahem, I would say about 30cm long.

Author Luc Buydens ( ago)
Totally discharged, so safe to destroy. By bare hands.. Really? Please do not make that a general rule.

Author Roman Krafft ( ago)
This video is full of crap...sorry but 90% of the Information this Idiot is giving is BS...secondly...Happy cancer μ Friend -.-

Author nimm3 ( ago)
As a scientist in lithium-ion battery cells, I have to say: Beside the fact that 95 % of the things you are saying here are just WRONG, what you are doing is highly dangerous!!!
1. DONT. EVER. OPEN. A. LITHIUM. ION. CELL without knowing its danger!
2. USE F****IN gloves!!! The cell contains a significant amount of LiPF6. In contact with the air humidity it can react to hydrofluoric acid - btw. glove wouldnt help here. Furthermore the cathode is NCA. Its 80% Nickel, which is carcinogenic!!

What you show here is - again - really dangerous! You have risked your health!

Author Matthias Seidel ( ago)
This video has so many mistakes!
ALWAYS USE GLOVES, there is Nickel everywhere and also rest of dangerous electrolyte which can have HF acid (watch breaking bad to see its effect on a large scale)

Author Walkertongdee ( ago)
FYI Its not Tezla

Author Jon Copley ( ago)
What kind of torch is that

Author Chris Carson ( ago)
Buy them. What a quaint idea. I have over 130 and I'm just getting started. Now I did toss about 100 in that endeavor.

Author Shponglas ( ago)
Can you weight cylinder and top/bottom caps separately or at least together?

Doesn't it had 2 rolls of seperator? Anode-seperator-cathode-seperator?

Author ayy lmao ( ago)
wrong information, the black foil is not lithium. it's usually made of aluminium covered with graphite and there is no metallic lithium in a li-ion battery. there are lithium ions, hence the name. these come from the electrolyte, which consists of a lithium salt dissolved in an organic solvent, not dry. and that demo at the end, it didn't catch fire. it burned with a red flame because of the lithium ions, but there is no metallic lithium. and pure lithium metal burns on it's own, you kept the flame on it for like 15 seconds, but it didn't burn, it just glowed.

Author George Lukes ( ago)
this guy is pretty good at slicing cylinders apart, but other than that, he really doesn't know his anode from a lithium hole in the ground...

Author Chris W ( ago)
I'm sorry, but describing the positive terminal as having more power than the negative terminal shows ignorance of how electricity works.

Author El Diablo ( ago)
It's about a meter long, he just has really, really small hands.

Author IfingerblastGranny's ( ago)
Do not listen to this bullshitting goon.....he is a fcuking vegetable!

Author Eric Kosak ( ago)
Could you post the weight of each of the foils as well as the weight of the shell?

Author Rrr Ggg ( ago)
Tesla says they use in a battery: 80% Nickel, 15% Cobalt, 5% Aluminium, below 1% Lithium (cathode), Graphite and Silicon (anode) Lithium salt (electrolyte) + Aluminium or Copper (remaining elements)

Author Satongi Films ( ago)
you said you gonna show how it catches on fire easily, and all you did was burn it with a torch, what's up with that?

Author Model 3 Owners Club ( ago)
Small correction: the black sheet is not pure lithium. It's a lithium carbonate mix that is deposited onto a thin sheet of aluminum. The amount of pure lithium in a Tesla cell only accounts for about 2% of it weight.

Author Ivansky1 ( ago)

Author Ray Jones ( ago)
safe to handle

Author JRP3 ( ago)
This video has incorrect information. Lithium ion cells don't use metallic lithium in them, they use lithium ions. The black foil should be aluminum under the black cathode coating.
Also electrolytes are not powder they are liquid, probably LiPF6 in organic solvents, and other additives.

Author Rob Treadway ( ago)

Author shades2 ( ago)
It's not usually an acid in other types of Li-Ion cells, it's usually a polar organic solvent with a dissolved Lithium salt.

Author jehugarcia ( ago)
Can you check if the top cap has a CID ? its that metal disc that pops up if the preassure or temp goes too high

Author Didi ( ago)
How did you dispose it afterwards?

Author ufopulse ( ago)
nice duracell lol

Author ufopulse ( ago)
that copper is a meter long?? lolz

Author Phil Rabe ( ago)
A meter long? Looks like about 25cm unless it's folded back on itself a couple times. Oh. I just read you explanation.

Author Gabriel Doudna ( ago)
Is this channel related to Firelands in any way?

Author gede suarda ( ago)
i think the black one is not rel lithium, it is composed of carbon and ions of lithium

Author JESUS CHRIST ( ago)
Very professional video even though small channel :)

Author Joseph Chavez ( ago)
New subscriber.

Author Irã ( ago)
There is a positive electrode and a negative one. The positive is made of lithium, right?What is the negative one made of?

Author TheVegasSoup.TV ( ago)
Im only commenting to say hi. Hello!

Author Bruce Harding ( ago)
They are designed and made by Panasonic. Only sold as "Tesla" to rip off the gullible.

Author Hamish Emerson ( ago)
did it myself

Author Ernesto Laguardua ( ago)
Mining Lithium its not ecological more wars for this are going to happen.

Author Bass On Web ( ago)
well this channel is popular i was thinking 721 subs hmm wut i was thinking you are close to 100,000 subs o.o

Author Yaseen Ahmed ( ago)
cool nice video liked it

Author IronArmor ( ago)
WTF ? A meter long ? You sir are not used to the metric system.

Author Δημήτρης Κουτσάκης ( ago)
This looks more to me like a Samsung SDI 18650 battery..

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