Modder ads 30,000mAh battery in a Samsung phone

WTF?! The technology in today’s phones is light years ahead of those from the late 90s and early 2000s, but one advantage of simpler times was that handsets lasted for days. does not require payment. A Redditor decided to add this functionality to a modern Samsung device by modding it with a 30,000 mAh battery, and what it lacks in looks, it makes up for in longevity.

Redditor u/Downtown_Cranberry44 conducted a DIY experiment with their Galaxy A32 5G. It already has a 5,000 mAh battery, larger than most current smartphones, it provides a day or two of use before needing a charge.

But Downtown_Cranberry44 wants more. 9to5Google reports that they replaced the A32’s battery with a 30,000 mAh version made up of six Samsung 50E cells wired together. They estimate it should offer almost a full week of use, although it will take a whopping seven hours to charge. The redditor said it lasted two days “so far.”

The mod includes inputs for USB-C, micro USB, and Lightning connections, as well as two USB-A output ports for charging other devices.

Changing the battery is definitely not the most attractive of phone accessories. It also adds about a pound of weight and is 1.1 inches thick, making it a heavy, beefy handset. There is also the problem of taking the phone on a US flight because the TSA prohibits batteries with a capacity greater than 27,000 mAh from being carried on airplanes. Additionally, the size and lack of proper casing means there are also risks of leakage and accidental damage to consider.

There have been efforts to make modern phones with larger batteries in the past. Energizer unveiled the prototype Power Max P18K Pop at the Mobile World Congress 2019. The successor to the Power Max P16K Pro, which was shown last year, packs a large 18,000 mAh battery. All the attention led to a crowdfunding campaign that saw only $15,005 raised toward its $1.2 million goal, or 99% short of its target.

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