What's inside a Tesla Battery?

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  • Космос Наш

    it's future. god bless Elon

  • MrTriptick
    MrTriptick 2 days ago

    that is not a meter, and anyone who takes a battery apart like this is an idiot.

  • Zero Tolerance
    Zero Tolerance 6 days ago

    yawn... What's inside a Tesla Battery? Same thing as any Lion battery. Yawn.

  • Elias Fowler
    Elias Fowler 18 days ago

    That "carbon fiber" retainer is NOT carbon fiber. If it was, it could very easily short the battery. It is a fiberglass retainer (hence the white fibers/yellow resin). Also... stating "it is completely safe" is VERY FALSE!!!! EDIT THIS VIDEO SO MORE PEOPLE DO NOT DO THIS!!!!

  • Mud-Lust
    Mud-Lust 20 days ago

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  • lasersbee
    lasersbee 20 days ago

    1:45 If that copper foil is a meter long... you must have ENORMOUS GIANT hands. :/

  • Neil Vance
    Neil Vance 21 day ago


  • imlerith
    imlerith 22 days ago

    galaxy note 7 have gunpowder instead lithium

  • Michael Rinkle
    Michael Rinkle 28 days ago

    doesn't look like it catches fire easily at all! Also, you do know that the electron flow goes from negative to positive, right?!

  • Vin Jak
    Vin Jak 1 month ago

    Now do something useful with it-Make meth!

  • El Salvador
    El Salvador 1 month ago

    I missed the part where it caught on fire quite easy

  • sapyor
    sapyor 1 month ago

    Tesla is the fraud of the century

  • Seongcheol Choi
    Seongcheol Choi 1 month ago

    It seems not carbon-fiber reinforced sheet but glass fiber-reinforced sheet.

  • jl644
    jl644 1 month ago

    Didn't catch on fire.

  • Scott
    Scott 1 month ago

    a metre? boy, that was 30cm a metre is 3x that length lol

  • Justin
    Justin 1 month ago

    Better use Bronco. Why? Cause it got electrolytes!

  • crunchb3rry
    crunchb3rry 1 month ago

    Electrolytes are what plants crave.

  • Dialogue Afghan
    Dialogue Afghan 1 month ago

    lithium + Graphite = Positive sheet

    That won't burn which make that cell un-explodable / non exploding

    I deal in NATO Scrap Battries and I have great knowledge of such battries that dont cath fire because there is no electrolyte in it

  • cubleycat
    cubleycat 1 month ago

    Bet you cant put it back together :-)

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  • fartamplifer
    fartamplifer 1 month ago

    Tesla batteries are just Panasonic batteries that are made under license from Panasonic.

    • Ckc dillpickle
      Ckc dillpickle 1 month ago

      Because at the time affording a 1-10 billion dollar factory was not easy for tesla.

    • Michel Linschoten
      Michel Linschoten 1 month ago

      the electrolyte material was designed by Tesla. The 2170 battery form
      factor was designed by Tesla. The only thing Panasonic are doing is
      handling the manufacturing process. Same way Apple designs everything
      and ships it off to Foxconn to do the actual production.

  • Gtracing TheMunSession

    good video

  • saratj1
    saratj1 1 month ago

    looked more like fiberglass in there than carbon fiber. I thought carbon = black

  • Dario Impini
    Dario Impini 1 month ago

    "Can catch on fire quite easily" -- has to apply continuous torch just to force it to glow.

  • staaaajn
    staaaajn 1 month ago

    Great video, thank you for teaching us something new!

  • Curtis Newton
    Curtis Newton 1 month ago

    also this is not a battery, but a cell, and if it is discharged to 0V the you cant really do anything with it anymore

  • Aten Ra
    Aten Ra 1 month ago

    What's inside a Tesla Battery?

    Nikola Tesla is inside a tesla battery,obviously, on a little hamster wheel, they cloned and minaturised him so he could give you all energy for free.

  • oogiemaster
    oogiemaster 1 month ago

    It was not a meter long and it was not very flammable!

  • Pibbles 'n Bits
    Pibbles 'n Bits 1 month ago

    What's inside a Tesla Battery? Energy....potential chemical energy....unless you discharge the battery like they did for this video.

  • SaintMarneusCalgar
    SaintMarneusCalgar 1 month ago

    did he say about a meter long ?^^

  • Joeparlaconte Parlaconte

    Modern Bagdad battery.

  • Atomic Tops
    Atomic Tops 1 month ago

    I enjoyed the video and not to nit-pick but the copper foil shown is nowhere near a metre/meter, more like 300-400 mm, unless there is more somewhere else. Ok, I see someone else had commented on this already.

  • Loic taga
    Loic taga 1 month ago

    That's not a meter long...

  • Zsolt Peter Kodner
    Zsolt Peter Kodner 1 month ago

    Nikola Tesla invented and created the wireless electric transfer in the 1890!
    This company makes shame on this great inventors name!

    • Ckc dillpickle
      Ckc dillpickle 1 month ago

      Wireless electric transfer.. Its really not all that complex nor is it really wireless since it has to be in under a 7" distance from the plate.

  • Victor Kyrg
    Victor Kyrg 1 month ago

    That is *not* a metre.

  • GundamKnight00
    GundamKnight00 1 month ago

    so your all are sAYING THIS GUY IS A Liar

  • Mark Sanders
    Mark Sanders 1 month ago

    complete crap in the first sentence

  • dwigmans z
    dwigmans z 1 month ago

    now you get a skin cancer lol

  • diGritz1
    diGritz1 1 month ago

    This is all BS. Inside all batteries are tiny little battery gnomes except the ones you take apart.

  • TX Rider
    TX Rider 1 month ago

    Looks like a normal unprotected 18650 battery to me, what's different about it?

  • der analoge
    der analoge 1 month ago

    shit tesla battery ! kreissler from austria is much better with double capacity for the same size ! also shit bosch ebike battery from china !!!!! it is very old technology with high costs ! BOSCHISSEN !

  • Johan Kuhn
    Johan Kuhn 1 month ago

    These are also not real Tesla cells (not even sur if they make 18650, i tought they were juste buying the to samsung or lg.) Tesla Cells won't have exactly the same size than 18650's...

  • Astetanium 82
    Astetanium 82 1 month ago

    the black foil is not lithium its the white paper witch coated with lithium outer layear

  • Komrad Jerinho
    Komrad Jerinho 1 month ago


  • lnpilot
    lnpilot 1 month ago

    Ever hear about rubber gloves? You know, when you are dealing with nasty chemicals...

  • Anirudh Vasudevan
    Anirudh Vasudevan 1 month ago

    pure lithium would catch fire due to its oxidation properties.. how is the lithium sheet in your video so stable when the outer layer is torn everywhere?

  • Philippe-Alexandér Rousseau

    You either have giant hands, or you need to check up the length of a meter

  • Let's Do This
    Let's Do This 1 month ago

    Very cool :-)

  • Jackson Tsai
    Jackson Tsai 1 month ago

    This guy has no idea what he's talking about... don't know why you would make a video with so much wrong information and without sufficient preparation. Mislead and misinform people. Please put more work before you start explaining things to other people.

  • John Salazar
    John Salazar 1 month ago

    I've always wondered why Tesla uses small round batteries? I would have thought that a larger square battery maybe the size of 9 of these put together would be a better use of space under the car, and would be more efficient as less metal would be used on the outside of the battery. Plus being square would mean you could pack them in together and not have that wasted space in between the round cells.

    • Ckc dillpickle
      Ckc dillpickle 1 month ago

      They are probably circular so they can disperse heat better?
      A lot of small batteries are better than one big battery

  • loneventhorizon
    loneventhorizon 1 month ago

    its a capacitor

  • Mark Jennings
    Mark Jennings 1 month ago

    Is there a nightclub nearby? Annoying beats seeping into your audio....

  • Warren NZ
    Warren NZ 1 month ago

    Interesting, thanks for posting.

  • robviolin1
    robviolin1 1 month ago

    Good report. 👍

  • Iamfree Areyou
    Iamfree Areyou 1 month ago

    You're going to have all kinds of idiots getting injured just because they'll think that a battery is safe to tear apart just because it's discharged. These are not that different from the 18650 batteries and when those get punctured, they heat up, very hot, charged or not.

  • Iamfree Areyou
    Iamfree Areyou 1 month ago

    A battery having zero charge does NOT make it safe to dissect. What makes a battery unsafe to open is not the battery having a charge, it's the stuff inside the battery. First off, gasses released when you puncture it are toxic. Second, the battery can contain caustic solutions. Third, lithium can react violently when it comes into contact with air IE explosion (you know, all those exploding battery/exploding cell phone videos).

  • Paolo Milan
    Paolo Milan 2 months ago

    molto interessante

  • Tommy Aventador
    Tommy Aventador 2 months ago

    U sure its not a graphine batt?

  • Rino Pravato
    Rino Pravato 2 months ago


  • Mike Spears
    Mike Spears 2 months ago

    Sorry this video is so wrong! Everything wrong and that's not even a battery it's a cell. excuse me my head is about to explode from all this BS. IMOUTAHERE!!!!!
    What is this? ...The maximum bull shit channel!!!

  • Europeans Rise - Worldwide!

    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!

  • Waleed EL Mhamal
    Waleed EL Mhamal 2 months ago

    whats up with this gay music in the background?

  • Joel
    Joel 2 months ago

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

  • Dave Glenn
    Dave Glenn 2 months ago

    Metre long? It's no more than 12"

  • J SHIO
    J SHIO 2 months 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

  • Tylenole
    Tylenole 2 months 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.

  • Stephen Bright
    Stephen Bright 2 months ago

    lithium catches fire with oxygen I don't need a flame to burn

  • Zach Jacoby
    Zach Jacoby 2 months ago

    I don't think that copper sheet is a meter long mate

  • Agent Office
    Agent Office 2 months ago

    0v doesn't mean 0v if it's protected

  • Martin K
    Martin K 2 months 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 ...

  • TickyTack23
    TickyTack23 2 months ago

    Please, use gloves.

  • CVR IV
    CVR IV 2 months ago

    A meter long?!?!?! I think you might be a tad off....

  • Bidyut Borah
    Bidyut Borah 2 months ago

    Thank you for this elaborate demonstration

  • G Allen
    G Allen 2 months ago

    Dude. What are you doing?

  • susmoy s
    susmoy s 2 months ago

    im glad i didnt watch the video. came to comments and learned a lot

  • Roger Nevez
    Roger Nevez 2 months ago

    it looks like an electrolytic capacitor

  • Closure
    Closure 2 months ago

    Thats so simple !

  • LoneTiger
    LoneTiger 2 months ago

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

  • Aban Jacob Ruman
    Aban Jacob Ruman 2 months ago

    1:53 that's not a meter long. Do you also say you have a 14 inches cock?
    that has to be 30cm

  • erepsekahs
    erepsekahs 2 months ago

    "About a meter long"  Ahem, I would say about 30cm long.

  • Luc Buydens
    Luc Buydens 2 months ago

    Totally discharged, so safe to destroy. By bare hands.. Really? Please do not make that a general rule.

  • Roman Krafft
    Roman Krafft 2 months ago

    This video is full of crap...sorry but 90% of the Information this Idiot is giving is BS...secondly...Happy cancer μ Friend -.-

  • nimm3
    nimm3 2 months 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!

    • seaplaneguy
      seaplaneguy 1 month ago

      Juri, current crash protection is not enough to allow large acceptance of low weight vehicles driving around heavy trucks, campers, and SUVs. See my recent post. Yes, you can remove 90% of the petrol. How is the question I answer in my recent post. 250 mpg highway (70 mph) and 500 mpg city (35 mph) with brake recovery is possible. But not with electrics....too much weight!

    • seaplaneguy
      seaplaneguy 1 month ago

      Nimm3, what is my mindblowing idea? I already stated it. So I repeat...

      Make an engine that gets over 60% all the time and can also us other inputs, such as solar, wind, wave, geo...renewables. Make it to run on renewable as well as Natural Gas, and liquid fuels, such as alcohol, methanol, and all liquids of carbon fuels. Make that same engine low weight and high power density for distributed power for many small props for drones and aircraft that don't need runways. That is what I have in concept. I have read hundreds of patents and know how to solve this for the most part. Working out details now.

      For example, I have a roadable airplane concept that could get you from San Francisco to Hawaii on $34.00 of Natural Gas pumped out of you house BY THE ENGINE (typically $1/gallon). That same roadable can be scaled from a 2 place commuter to a 20 place transport all that drives on the road as well as flies. At high speeds (more fuel burn) it can run on Natural Gas for most trips below 700 miles. Fly slow and the fuel economy goes up 3-4 times for long trips on Natural Gas. It is also super quiet, unlike the quad drones.

      About 90-95% of the carbon fuels would be gone and the price of oil would be very very low. No need for Arab oil. No need for wars for oil. That same engine could use Coal with special filters and added systems and make Coal power plants "frequency and voltage" maintenance devices, thus moving all electrical generation to distributed generation via home solar with NG back up, and Coal or Natural Gas power plants as quick response power, unlike coal plants today that take a day to start up. No oil will be needed for most transit and house thermals as well as transit in the air short distances (<700 miles).

      Can Elon Musk's concept get us there? NO Not even close. Batteries are much too heavy. Can mine? Yes!

      I have a business path to 100's of billions in sales per year.... This could save 500+ Billion per year, if not a Trillion/year in costs in fuel alone. Musk's stinky nonsense just ADDs costs. Electricity is 15 cent/kw-hr = $5/gallon. The battery is $4/gallon...total $9/gallon. His junk is 9 times more expensive and that does not take into account the true costs of manufacture and weight costs associated with moving heavy batteries around town.

      My 2 place roadable will be (without wings) 250 mpg highway, and 500 mpg city driving. Musk's nonsense is very heavy and thus makes a car many times heavier and thus much lower fuel economy. His junk is 100 mpg equiv.

      The reason people will drive my roadable airplane is they DON"T DRIVE 80-95% of the time. They fly. Much better and faster transit. Much less risk of collision. My "pod" or cockpit has 4 feet of crash stroke for 70 mph head on crash protection. I was the first engineer in the world to do passenger airbags. I know how to do the crash protection from EXPERIENCE and new inventions. I worked in the field. I know the dark lies of the industry and how to give true crash protection. Nobody at the major manufacturer of airbags knows how to solve this. How do I know they don't know? I made them a offer to develop this crash protection and I presented my proposal to advanced development manager....they are clueless.... Sorry, but that is a fact. I used to work for them and I know how they think.

      For example, can you make a car with four tires on the corner get super fuel economy? Answer NO! The 1/4 panel lock up is very deadly and crash risk is the major issue. You have to have a different layout to avoid lock up of two cars head on. Trucks need to have entirely different structures to give low weight vehicles a fighting chance to survive. There is a lot to this....not saying it is easy.

      The critical factor is weight DIFFERENCE in vehicles. You cannot provide needed protection with just airbags (not enough stoke distance by 4+ times) and people are not stupid so they drive around in 8000 lb SUVs to save their butts. It is a rational and smart choice. Your compact Honda or eco car is a DEATH TRAP to say the least. Not one company even begins to address the needed crash protection, especially Tesla (since they are fat butts like an SUV), and how to even go about it. Clueless....VW's L1....look it up....joke. 800 lbs, 281 mpg....death on wheels. Formula 1 cages will NOT work.

      I have been in crash protection since 1987. I worked with the founders of airbag technology. He was MY BOSS out of College. I speak German and worked with Porsche....did intern there. There is a way to get all of these companies switched over to my concepts....build it and they will come....or go out of business. You don't do it like Musk does it..... long discussion.... You have to have lots of companies competing....

      I comment in hopes that somebody who truly wants to solve these problem will engage me in discussion and perhaps I can find the right connections. I tried the web page thing.... I want face to face with someone who can help me move the ball down the field faster. This is BILLIONS of dollar in nearly EVERY industry, from real estate, boats, airplanes, factories and on and on.

      The engine is the key to real estate value, for example. In California you could raise the value of an apartment complex by 60% with a 5% investment with my engine technology. Think about the money in apartments alone! This could fun a company larger than Apple in clean energy. You find a 60-80% occupied complex that when full is $1 million. You buy it at $600,000 (typicial deals easy to find) and you turn it around with the energy advantage. It then is worth $1.6 million 6 months later. You can borrow out 75% via the major banks. You put in $200,000 in fix ups (paint, etc plus $30000-50,000 in engines) and you now can get a loan for $1.2 million. 600 + 200 =800 invested. 1200k -800k = $400k in pocket and you have a great ROI on the remaining equity that can be run for income to fund the operations, or sold. You now have $400,000 for the next deal. One person could become a billionaire like Trump just doing this with access to my engines. Again, the engine is key to real estate because real estate is about thermal envelope both cold and hot.

      The engine also solves the water processing issues. It can do vapor compression distillation on solar, thus allowing sea water use with solar input...no fuels. Very little oil will be needed, mostly for plastics, as it should be. You gaseous for transit and heating and mostly solar thermal for power generation and electricity. Coal is the base when solar is not working and that coal is instant on and off. No Rankine cycle!

      BTW, until you solve the coal issue you will not be cost effective. Coal plants are base power and they take a long time to start up due to the Rankine cycles used. When you can make coal instant on and off, you tap into cheap power that then can be used with renewables to a MUCH larger extent. You can turn the coal on and off when the renewables suddenly turn on and off. Right now we have to use Natural Gas, Diesel to maintain frequency and voltage topping power and power factor correction. Coal then can be use for this 24/7. My engine would make solar for about 2.6 cents/kw-hr and from NG about 5 cent/kw-hr. Coal is 1.8-2.5 cents/kw-hr. Typical solar PV is still 10-20 times that and it is not a pure sine wave, which then destroys the grid quality. My engine torques a synchronous motor and can be be made to run servers (like Google has) where the 1/2 sine wave is require to never be lost.... The distributed power nature creates a micro multi source grid that can have motors fail and still not drop the power and do so efficiently. No current IC engine tech can do this...

       Look, I am on the right track. Musk is a diversion to make his buddies rich. Hope that answers your question.

    • ____ _____
      ____ _____ 1 month ago

      It's slightly funny to think that a modern combustion engine in one of the older light weight 1970's-80's european bodyshells without all the luxury items would yield the type of gas mileage you write home about.

    • nimm3
      nimm3 1 month ago

      Juri Vlk I agree with you on that. But people wouldn't buy these cars. They want fast SUVs. Second you would just expand the time for gasoline cars. Gasoline is more valuable to use in aircrafts, ships and petrochemical industries. For the private mobile sector in my point of view a good electrical concept (hydrogen or batteries with a efficient second and third use and a good recycling) would be the ideal solution.

    • Juri Vlk
      Juri Vlk 1 month ago

      @nimm3: My idea, and I'm not the same person as seaplaneguy, would first be to consume much less and to downsize cars on 400 kg or less with 1 liter of gas consumption on 100 km. This would multiply the time we can use petrol by about ten. And I'm sure that it is posible to make micro cars with 1 liter consumption.

  • Matthias Seidel
    Matthias Seidel 2 months 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)

    • Ckc dillpickle
      Ckc dillpickle 1 month ago

      They did actually make meth in the show though.

    • Sidney LeVine
      Sidney LeVine 1 month ago

      Matthias Seidel You know you're talking to a professional when they site a TV show for entertainment...

  • Walkertongdee
    Walkertongdee 2 months ago

    FYI Its not Tezla

  • Jon Copley
    Jon Copley 2 months ago

    What kind of torch is that

  • Chris Carson
    Chris Carson 2 months 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.

  • Shponglas
    Shponglas 2 months 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?

  • ayy lmao
    ayy lmao 2 months 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.

  • George Lukes
    George Lukes 2 months 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...

  • Chris W
    Chris W 2 months ago

    I'm sorry, but describing the positive terminal as having more power than the negative terminal shows ignorance of how electricity works.

    • Woloszow
      Woloszow 1 month ago

      there is no metallic lithium in lithium rechargaeble battery

    • mozgovvv
      mozgovvv 1 month ago

      There is so much misinformation in this video. Not to mention that Lithium is being handled with bare hands....

  • El Diablo
    El Diablo 2 months ago

    It's about a meter long, he just has really, really small hands.

    • ayy lmao
      ayy lmao 2 months ago

      no, he didn't show the full foil. it was only a part of it.

  • IfingerblastGranny's
    IfingerblastGranny's 2 months ago

    Do not listen to this bullshitting goon.....he is a fcuking vegetable!

  • Eric Kosak
    Eric Kosak 2 months ago

    Could you post the weight of each of the foils as well as the weight of the shell?

  • Rrr Ggg
    Rrr Ggg 2 months 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)

  • Satongi Films
    Satongi Films 2 months 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?

    • burt591
      burt591 21 day ago

      And even then it didn't catch fire :V

  • Model 3 Owners Club
    Model 3 Owners Club 2 months 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.

  • Ivansky1
    Ivansky1 2 months ago


    • Zdeněk Eisenhammer
      Zdeněk Eisenhammer 2 months ago

      What if I told you he cut only a piece of the whole thing so that he could handle it more easily for the purpose of the demonstration?

  • Ray Jones
    Ray Jones 2 months ago

    safe to handle

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