What's inside a Tesla Battery?

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  • vadivelan ellappan
    vadivelan ellappan 12 дней назад

    Bro,, I advice you are not suppose to touch raw hand,,,

  • James Sempy
    James Sempy 21 день назад

    thanks for the vid ....
    if somone comes up with a nuclear battery that lasts for couple of years without recharging, then the Gigfactory will end like Kodak ....

  • Валерий Николаевич
    Валерий Николаевич 26 дней назад


  • Krix Tix
    Krix Tix 29 дней назад

    that's more like 30cm long (1m= 100cm=1000mm=39.37inch)

  • Ultra_Vex
    Ultra_Vex Месяц назад

    Aren't you going to have cancer on your hands now?

  • An Audi RS6
    An Audi RS6 Месяц назад

    "About a metre long" 😂bruh that's hardly 50 centimetres.

  • NikolaosLedZeppelin
    NikolaosLedZeppelin Месяц назад

    these cells are not batteries... no chemical reaction occurs. They are more like capacitors.

  • Dropit
    Dropit Месяц назад

    What can you recycle from this ?

  • stephane crep
    stephane crep 2 месяца назад

    and you dont use glove??? are you insane?

  • John Lemmon
    John Lemmon 2 месяца назад

    use gloves

  • Rissala Polo
    Rissala Polo 2 месяца назад


  • Rajiv Narayan
    Rajiv Narayan 2 месяца назад

    Im pretty sure its just the electrolyte thats lithium, the other components are based of the normal reduction table, and the 2 most readily available anode and cathode, are aluminium and copper.

  • wonderin whatsup
    wonderin whatsup 2 месяца назад

    US doesn't have a very large supply of lithium, it's mostly China (imagine that) in addition to other countries including areas in South America. batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/availability_of_lithium Also mentioned in this article is the need for rare earth magnets, again China controlling about 95% of the market of REM. Sooo...anyone else seeing this as an issue in the future of EV's??

  • MechanicalMonkey84
    MechanicalMonkey84 2 месяца назад

    You do know a meter is 3 feet right? Lol that copper foil was no way near a meter... more like a foot or a foot and a quarter

  • Sapoty Brook
    Sapoty Brook 2 месяца назад

    In your description of the burning you used some English but what language were the other utterings?

  • Fotenks
    Fotenks 2 месяца назад

    this song just gives me a headache immediately

  • Космос Наш
    Космос Наш 2 месяца назад

    it's future. god bless Elon

  • MrTriptick
    MrTriptick 2 месяца назад

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

  • Zero Tolerance
    Zero Tolerance 2 месяца назад

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

  • Elias Fowler
    Elias Fowler 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

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  • lasersbee
    lasersbee 3 месяца назад

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

  • Neil Vance
    Neil Vance 3 месяца назад


  • imlerith
    imlerith 3 месяца назад

    galaxy note 7 have gunpowder instead lithium

  • Michael Rinkle
    Michael Rinkle 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

    Now do something useful with it-Make meth!

  • El Salvador
    El Salvador 3 месяца назад

    I missed the part where it caught on fire quite easy

  • sapyor
    sapyor 3 месяца назад

    Tesla is the fraud of the century

  • Seongcheol Choi
    Seongcheol Choi 3 месяца назад

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

  • jl644
    jl644 3 месяца назад

    Didn't catch on fire.

  • Scott
    Scott 3 месяца назад

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

  • Justin
    Justin 3 месяца назад

    Better use Bronco. Why? Cause it got electrolytes!

  • crunchb3rry
    crunchb3rry 3 месяца назад

    Electrolytes are what plants crave.

  • Dialogue Afghan
    Dialogue Afghan 3 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

    Bet you cant put it back together :-)

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  • fartamplifer
    fartamplifer 4 месяца назад

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

    • Ckc dillpickle
      Ckc dillpickle 3 месяца назад

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

    • Michel Linschoten
      Michel Linschoten 4 месяца назад

      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.

  • saratj1
    saratj1 4 месяца назад +2

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

  • Dario Impini
    Dario Impini 4 месяца назад

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

  • staaaajn
    staaaajn 4 месяца назад

    Great video, thank you for teaching us something new!

  • Curtis Newton
    Curtis Newton 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

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

  • Pibbles 'n Bits
    Pibbles 'n Bits 4 месяца назад

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

  • SaintMarneusCalgar
    SaintMarneusCalgar 4 месяца назад

    did he say about a meter long ?^^

  • Joeparlaconte Parlaconte
    Joeparlaconte Parlaconte 4 месяца назад

    Modern Bagdad battery.

  • Atomic Tops
    Atomic Tops 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

    That's not a meter long...

  • Zsolt Peter Kodner
    Zsolt Peter Kodner 4 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

      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 4 месяца назад

    That is *not* a metre.

  • GundamKnight00
    GundamKnight00 4 месяца назад

    so your all are sAYING THIS GUY IS A Liar

  • Mark Sanders
    Mark Sanders 4 месяца назад

    complete crap in the first sentence

  • dwigmans z
    dwigmans z 4 месяца назад

    now you get a skin cancer lol

  • diGritz1
    diGritz1 4 месяца назад

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

  • TX Rider
    TX Rider 4 месяца назад

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

  • der analoge
    der analoge 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

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

  • Komrad Jerinho
    Komrad Jerinho 4 месяца назад


  • lnpilot
    lnpilot 4 месяца назад

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

  • Anirudh Vasudevan
    Anirudh Vasudevan 4 месяца назад

    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
    Philippe-Alexandér Rousseau 4 месяца назад

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

  • Let's Do This
    Let's Do This 4 месяца назад

    Very cool :-)

  • Jackson Tsai
    Jackson Tsai 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад +1

    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.

    • joeaverager
      joeaverager Месяц назад

      They are probably round b/c it is easier to manufacturer that way. Rolling machines, rolls of foil and all that.

    • Ckc dillpickle
      Ckc dillpickle 3 месяца назад

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

  • loneventhorizon
    loneventhorizon 4 месяца назад

    its a capacitor

  • Mark Jennings
    Mark Jennings 4 месяца назад

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

  • Warren NZ
    Warren NZ 4 месяца назад

    Interesting, thanks for posting.

  • robviolin1
    robviolin1 4 месяца назад

    Good report. 👍

  • Iamfree Areyou
    Iamfree Areyou 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

    molto interessante

  • Tommy Aventador
    Tommy Aventador 4 месяца назад

    U sure its not a graphine batt?

  • Rino Pravato
    Rino Pravato 4 месяца назад


  • Mike Spears
    Mike Spears 4 месяца назад

    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!
    Europeans Rise - Worldwide! 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

    whats up with this gay music in the background?

  • Joel
    Joel 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

    Metre long? It's no more than 12"

  • J SHIO
    J SHIO 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

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

  • Zach Jacoby
    Zach Jacoby 4 месяца назад

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

  • Agent Office
    Agent Office 4 месяца назад

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

  • Martin K
    Martin K 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

    Please, use gloves.

  • CVR IV
    CVR IV 4 месяца назад

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

  • Bidyut Borah
    Bidyut Borah 4 месяца назад

    Thank you for this elaborate demonstration

  • G Allen
    G Allen 4 месяца назад

    Dude. What are you doing?

  • susmoy s
    susmoy s 4 месяца назад

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

  • Roger Nevez
    Roger Nevez 4 месяца назад

    it looks like an electrolytic capacitor

  • Closure
    Closure 4 месяца назад

    Thats so simple !

  • LoneTiger
    LoneTiger 4 месяца назад

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

  • Fede Juarez
    Fede Juarez 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

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

  • Luc Buydens
    Luc Buydens 4 месяца назад

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

  • Roman Krafft
    Roman Krafft 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад +129

    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!

    • Juri Vlk
      Juri Vlk 10 дней назад

      +joeaverager​ Why should an electric drivetrain last longer than a gasoline one? It is the manufacturer who determines the lifespan of its products. Ever heard of "planned obsolescence?". You can make a gasoline drive train last 2 million miles -if you want.

    • paul moes
      paul moes 25 дней назад

      So what you are saying is that these battery 's are a ticking timebomb for our future with all those chemicals

    • joeaverager
      joeaverager Месяц назад

      Or choose technologies that last. An EV can last almost indefinitely with just a simple battery exchange which can be done more or less in the time it takes to fill up the gas tank of a pickup truck. The exchange can be automated even.

      That gasoline engine is very time consuming and expensive to exchange when it wears out. I'm doing this very task this week. Our still loved family hauler reached 300K miles and broke a $200 oil pump so I am putting in a 20K mile used replacement engine (newer engine, not much more than the cost of the oil pump).

      Were this not an old car with used parts available, a new engine would cost me dearly - just like a replacement battery from a dealer. Eventually there will be aftermarket batteries aka rebuilt batteries where an exhausted cell or two are replaced and the larger pack returned to service. A friend has done this with his hybrid battery. It lasted 250K miles and had a cell or two fail. He bought two used cells from eBay and made the repair himself (experienced electrician and mechanic). For $100 he regained his range and the car's error messages went away.

      I am an experienced mechanic and engineer so the process of replacing my car's engine is not a mystery - I've done this before with other cars new and old. There is alot of complexity to the engine and it's ancillaries making it time consuming to do correctly. Along the way I'm renewing some of the gaskets, rubber parts, cleaning, and painting.

      I'd rather have an electric car and change the battery.

    • joeaverager
      joeaverager Месяц назад

      Care to compare the energy to build a gasoline powered drivetrain (expected lifespan of 250K miles) and an electric drivetrain (potentially twice or three times longer lived than a gasoline engine)?

      Also electrical propulsion allows the car to be charged from many different sources - wind, hydro, solar, etc. Whatever the choice (easily exchanged) you can create a power source that runs at near steady state and thus its emissions can be more easily regulated. Get the reactor or coal plant up to temp and run it steady state.

      Electric cars help achieve steady state b/c when used as a commuter vehicle you charge at night when there is surplus electrical capacity.

    • joeaverager
      joeaverager Месяц назад

      Gas tanks won't burst. First the filler neck is designed to limit how much fuel you can put into the car so there is room for the fuel to expand. Also, the emissions system checks the system for leaks and siphons off the fumes when the engine is running.

  • Matthias Seidel
    Matthias Seidel 4 месяца назад +6

    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 3 месяца назад

      They did actually make meth in the show though.

    • Sidney LeVine
      Sidney LeVine 4 месяца назад

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

  • Walkertongdee
    Walkertongdee 4 месяца назад +1

    FYI Its not Tezla