Juul is arguably the most popular vaping device in the world right now. It sells like hotcakes because of its ease of use, convenience, portability, and outstanding ability to produce potent hits.
If you use Juul, chances are you’re already hooked onto it, and, as a regular user, you know that two things occupy every Juuler’s mind when using the Juul: running out of Juul pods and running low on power.
If you run out of Juul pods, you can order new ones or refill them.
If your charger gives up on you or is misplaced, how then do you charge a Juul without a charger? Do you simply have to purchase a new one?
Well, lo and behold, you can create a charger for your Juul device out of a phone cord with USB settings.
However, keep in mind that a DIY charger should only be used for emergencies.
After all, regardless of how well you construct a DIY charger, it will still have its fair share of risks. A genuine charger is always the smarter option.
How to Make a DIY Juul Charger in 8 Steps
Step 1: Get a phone cord charger, preferably one that can’t charge phones anymore. Then, with a pair of scissors, cut off the side of the cord that connects to the phone.
Ensure the wires aren’t plugged into a power source.
How long or short you cut the cable depends entirely on your preference. However, bear in mind that you’ll need a few inches to strip the wires, so don’t cut the cable line too short.
Step 2: The next step involves stripping about half-an-inch of insulation off the cable.
To do that, put the wire into the jaws of the scissors and clamp down the wires gently. Be careful not to go all the way in as you wouldn’t want to cut through the wires.
The objective here is to only get the outer insulation off.
As the wires are clamped down gently, roll them through the jaws of the scissors. This action will make an indentation in the insulation (plastic coating).
The marking is where you should place your fingernails and pull the insulation off. The insulation should come off with little resistance.
Step 3: As the coating comes off, you’ll see four colored wires in there: green, white, black, and red. Sometimes, the black wires will come in a silver casing instead.
The green and white wires will not come into play here, so you can opt to either cut them down or fold them. For a cleaner look, chop them off.
Step 4: The next step requires you to strip the red and black wires to reveal the individual wires inside them. Use your scissors to clip them off; don’t go gung-ho with your action.
Bear in mind that you only need a quarter-inch of the wires exposed.
Step 5: Twist the wires together to create a clean single connection point. At this point, you should have both the red and black wires stripped and protruding.
However, ensure the black and red wires are completely separated. If the wires touch when the cord is plugged into a power outlet, a spark could ensue.
Step 6: Plug the cord into a power source, preferably a portable battery bank.
Step 7: We are now going to use the same pin slots that the original charger of the Juul uses.
The red and black wires should be guided into the two outer pin slots on the extreme left and right. Once done, you should find the indicator of the Juul flashing white light, which means a successful connection.
Step 8: Of course, it would be physically taxing to hold the wires together throughout the charging process. So, use electrical tape to ensure the wires stay in place.
For safety purposes, attend to the Juul device throughout the charge.
How to Make Your DIY Juul Charger Stable
The Juul device is highly magnetic at its base. The manufacturers have placed magnets there to keep the device secure while it is connected to the magnetic USB charging dock.
Thankfully, you can use the device’s magnetic feature to make your DIY Juul charger more stable. Here’s how:
Step 1: Strip about half an inch of insulation off of the cable wire.
Then, have the two individual wires (black and red) stripped at the top. Be careful not to have too much of the wires out.
Step 2: Now, take a keyring and open it up like you normally would if you were to place a key in there. However, instead of a key, you are going to slide the wires in between the key ring.
Don’t stick them out too much as we would want the keyring to touch the Juul and serve its magnetic purpose.
Step 3: Space the wires out a little bit. To get the wires moving into the right spot, you may have to do a bit of tinkering.
As I mentioned earlier, only the top part of the wire should be poking out. If the actual wire touches the keyring, it is not going to work as it would only short out onto itself.
Step 4: Set the DIY charger and Juul down to a table and guide the red and black wires into the two outermost pin slots of the Juul. The keyring will stick to the Juul because of the vaping device’s magnetic properties, thus facilitating a stable and hands-free power charge.
As you can probably tell by now, creating a Juul charger isn’t as difficult as many would have you believe. However, as good an idea as it may seem, I would always advise you against using a DIY charger.
An authentic charger costs less than $10, which can be considered a small price to pay for your safety. In the end, it is still best to just buy a new Juul charger and only use a DIY charger when absolutely necessary.