What's inside a Tesla Battery?

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Comments: 274

  • Krix Tix
    Krix Tix 5 days ago

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

  • Ultra_Vex
    Ultra_Vex 11 days ago

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

  • MC Donald
    MC Donald 17 days ago

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

  • NikolaosLedZeppelin
    NikolaosLedZeppelin 23 days ago

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

  • nemanume
    nemanume 1 month ago

    What can you recycle from this ?

  • stephane crep
    stephane crep 1 month ago

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

  • John Lemmon
    John Lemmon 1 month ago

    use gloves

  • Rissala Polo
    Rissala Polo 1 month ago


  • Rajiv Narayan
    Rajiv Narayan 1 month ago

    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 1 month ago

    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. http://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 1 month ago

    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 1 month ago

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

  • Fotenks
    Fotenks 1 month ago

    this song just gives me a headache immediately

  • Космос Наш
    Космос Наш 1 month ago

    it's future. god bless Elon

  • MrTriptick
    MrTriptick 1 month ago

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

  • Zero Tolerance
    Zero Tolerance 2 months ago

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

  • Elias Fowler
    Elias Fowler 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

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  • lasersbee
    lasersbee 2 months ago

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

  • Neil Vance
    Neil Vance 2 months ago


  • imlerith
    imlerith 2 months ago

    galaxy note 7 have gunpowder instead lithium

  • Michael Rinkle
    Michael Rinkle 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

    Now do something useful with it-Make meth!

  • El Salvador
    El Salvador 2 months ago

    I missed the part where it caught on fire quite easy

  • sapyor
    sapyor 2 months ago

    Tesla is the fraud of the century

  • Seongcheol Choi
    Seongcheol Choi 2 months ago

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

  • jl644
    jl644 2 months ago

    Didn't catch on fire.

  • Scott
    Scott 3 months ago

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

  • Justin
    Justin 3 months ago

    Better use Bronco. Why? Cause it got electrolytes!

  • crunchb3rry
    crunchb3rry 3 months ago

    Electrolytes are what plants crave.

  • Dialogue Afghan
    Dialogue Afghan 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    Bet you cant put it back together :-)

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  • fartamplifer
    fartamplifer 3 months ago

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

    • Ckc dillpickle
      Ckc dillpickle 3 months ago

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

    • Michel Linschoten
      Michel Linschoten 3 months ago

      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 3 months ago +2

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

  • Dario Impini
    Dario Impini 3 months ago

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

  • staaaajn
    staaaajn 3 months ago

    Great video, thank you for teaching us something new!

  • Curtis Newton
    Curtis Newton 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

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

  • Pibbles 'n Bits
    Pibbles 'n Bits 3 months ago

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

  • SaintMarneusCalgar
    SaintMarneusCalgar 3 months ago

    did he say about a meter long ?^^

  • Joeparlaconte Parlaconte

    Modern Bagdad battery.

  • Atomic Tops
    Atomic Tops 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    That's not a meter long...

  • Zsolt Peter Kodner
    Zsolt Peter Kodner 3 months ago

    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 months ago

      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 3 months ago

    That is *not* a metre.

  • GundamKnight00
    GundamKnight00 3 months ago

    so your all are sAYING THIS GUY IS A Liar

  • Mark Sanders
    Mark Sanders 3 months ago

    complete crap in the first sentence

  • dwigmans z
    dwigmans z 3 months ago

    now you get a skin cancer lol

  • diGritz1
    diGritz1 3 months ago

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

  • TX Rider
    TX Rider 3 months ago

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

  • der analoge
    der analoge 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

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

  • Komrad Jerinho
    Komrad Jerinho 3 months ago


  • lnpilot
    lnpilot 3 months ago

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

  • Anirudh Vasudevan
    Anirudh Vasudevan 3 months ago

    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

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

  • Let's Do This
    Let's Do This 3 months ago

    Very cool :-)

  • Jackson Tsai
    Jackson Tsai 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago +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 24 days ago

      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 months ago

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

  • loneventhorizon
    loneventhorizon 3 months ago

    its a capacitor

  • Mark Jennings
    Mark Jennings 3 months ago

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

  • Warren NZ
    Warren NZ 3 months ago

    Interesting, thanks for posting.

  • robviolin1
    robviolin1 3 months ago

    Good report. 👍

  • Iamfree Areyou
    Iamfree Areyou 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    molto interessante

  • Tommy Aventador
    Tommy Aventador 3 months ago

    U sure its not a graphine batt?

  • Rino Pravato
    Rino Pravato 3 months ago


  • Mike Spears
    Mike Spears 3 months ago

    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!

    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 3 months ago

    whats up with this gay music in the background?

  • Joel
    Joel 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    Metre long? It's no more than 12"

  • J SHIO
    J SHIO 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

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

  • Zach Jacoby
    Zach Jacoby 3 months ago

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

  • Agent Office
    Agent Office 3 months ago

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

  • Martin K
    Martin K 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    Please, use gloves.

  • CVR IV
    CVR IV 3 months ago

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

  • Bidyut Borah
    Bidyut Borah 3 months ago

    Thank you for this elaborate demonstration

  • G Allen
    G Allen 3 months ago

    Dude. What are you doing?

  • susmoy s
    susmoy s 3 months ago

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

  • Roger Nevez
    Roger Nevez 3 months ago

    it looks like an electrolytic capacitor

  • Closure
    Closure 3 months ago

    Thats so simple !

  • LoneTiger
    LoneTiger 4 months ago

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

  • Aban Jacob Ruman
    Aban Jacob Ruman 4 months ago

    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 months ago

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

  • Luc Buydens
    Luc Buydens 4 months ago

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

  • Roman Krafft
    Roman Krafft 4 months ago

    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 months ago +127

    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!

    • paul moes
      paul moes 22 hours ago

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

    • joeaverager
      joeaverager 24 days ago

      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 24 days ago

      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 24 days ago

      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.

    • joeaverager
      joeaverager 24 days ago

      Gasoline weighs 7 pounds per gallon. The average four cylinder vehicle gas tank holds less than 15 gallons. So imagine 100 lbs or 45 kgs or so. Not the 100 kgs you quoted. The gas tank weighs very little (plastic) and the fuel pump is lightweight too.

  • Matthias Seidel
    Matthias Seidel 4 months ago +5

    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 months ago

      They did actually make meth in the show though.

    • Sidney LeVine
      Sidney LeVine 3 months ago

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

  • Walkertongdee
    Walkertongdee 4 months ago +1

    FYI Its not Tezla

  • Jon Copley
    Jon Copley 4 months ago

    What kind of torch is that

  • Chris Carson
    Chris Carson 4 months ago

    Buy them. What a quaint idea. I have over 130 and I'm just getting started. Now I did toss about 100 in that endeavor.

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