DIY Power Bank with Plasma Lighter

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We have seen a lot of innovations and improvements in power banks. Power banks have become an almost necessary part of lives in recent years. So why should power banks serve only as a power bank for mobile charging. Gas lighters or electric lighters available in market are not usually Rechargable. They can be used for a specific time length, post which they are to be discarded and add to the E waste, while we have to spend on a new lighter.

So here we develop a multi-purpose power bank that also has an inbuilt plasma lighter. This power bank is Rechargable that makes a long time usage as well as portable product.
Power banks usually work on the principle of using li ion battery packs to store energy and allowing devices to draw from it using Usb ports. The plasma lighter too will use the same power source to increase its usage to lighting, candles, gas cookers, firewood by acting as a lighter etc.

This System provides the following advantages:
• Efficient Powerbank with Enough Storage Capacity
• USB Charging Ports for Mobile Phone
• Charge Monitoring and Battery Indicators
• Inbuilt Plasma lighter on the power bank

The system makes use of a li ion Battery, Battery charging and monitor system, Push Buttons, LED indicators, USB Ports, Battery terminals, transformer, PCB board and minor electronics components.

Power Bank will have a dedicated input socket for receiving power. This power can come from a USB socket on your computer, but may charge faster when using a wall socket adapter. Depending on the capacity of the Power Bank and its current charge level, it can take quite a while to fill up. For example, a 1500mAh rated Power Bank should take about the same time as your typical smartphone to charge. For larger banks, this time can be doubled, tripled or quadrupled. Most Power Banks have both an LED indicator to show when they are at capacity, and a safety cut-off to prevent overcharging and overheating.

The power bank charging circuitry ensures Li ion charging at desired voltage and input current. Also indicator led’s are used to display the battery charge status. The system also includes the plasma lighter using the power from same battery pack.

When you press the plasma lighter’s button, a tiny amount of current travels through the circuit to the electrodes and ionises the air molecules around. As a result, a conductor for electricity is created between the electrodes in the form of an invisible plasma channel. This conducting pathway heats up quickly to temperatures hot enough to ignite combustion when it comes in contact with the wick of your candle or another object you wish to light.

In addition to portability and dependability, using a plasma lighter has a number of other advantages, including:

– Wind-resistant plasma lighters are perfect for outdoor use because the high voltage arc is unaffected by strong winds.
– Flameless plasma lighters exist: There isn’t a flame to burn,

Thus the proposed system takes power banks a step further by integrating a plasma lighter.

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  • Components
  • Atmega328 Controller
  • Switch Buttons
  • Status LED’s
  • Li ion Battery
  • Charging Circuitry
  • Regulatory Circuitry
  • Battery Terminals
  • PCB Board
  • Resistors
  • Capacitors
  • Transistors
  • Cables and Connectors
  • Joystick Frame
  • Screws and Bolts

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Nevon DIY Power Bank with Plasma Lighter