How to Charge an iPhone With Fruit
By Cole Calabro
Background Information and Research
Above is a complex diagram of how to charge your iPhone with fruit.
The internet says that there are many simpler ways to charge your iPhone, even one just as simple as plugging your iPhone into an apple. Now this is very hard to believe, but I will test all theories and separate myth from fact.
A similar diagram to what I am trying to accomplish is in an old science experiment in the 1800’s called the lemon battery by Alessandro Volta. It turns out that the acid in most fruits including lemons help create an electric flow that is shown in the diagram above.
If you put an iPhone charger in fruit with a lot of acid then it will charge the phone because of the zinc in the citrus.If the above is true then a USB will charge the iPhone faster because it is a shorter path to the phone.
Parts of Experiment
1. Type of Design using to charge fruit
2. Time to charge up
3. Charger and iPhone 5s
4. Charging Factor
5. Same outlet, Same Charger, Same IPhone
· Apple IPhone 5s
· Apple iPhone 5 charger
· Lemons, Apples, Oranges, Bananas
· 2 nails
1. Different charging set ups (5)
2. Plug the charger into fruit and phone
3. See if charging icon pops up (if so start timing)
5. Repeat steps 1-4 10 times for each set up
Observations and Data
My first hypothesis was highly supported because all fruits with high acid count ended up charging the phone. My second Hypothesis was also supported because the average for the USB was lower than the Wall Plug in. I observed that only the designs with nails worked and that the USB charged the iPhone faster in the designs with the nails and copper wire.
My experiment could be used in the wild if you have your phone and charger but no outlet. All you would have to was to find fruit. You can use the results by finding the best fruit to use with it (lemon). And use the USB instead of the Wall Plug-In because the USB chargers it faster.
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