Tesla launches "Powerbank" and Desktop Supercharger for mobile devices

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  1. gene

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    Tesla has launched a portable battery, dubbed “Powerbank”, and a Desktop Supercharger just in time for the busy holiday shopping season. The new accessories have been added to the company’s online store and aimed at providing mobile device users with a little extra juice.

    At the core of Tesla’s Powerbank is a single 18650 lithium ion battery cell that’s arguably become best known as the foundation for the Model S and Model X battery pack. Tesla’s flagship consumer cars leverage thousands of 18650 cells that are packed into individual modules to ultimately give its vehicles the long-range and performance capabilities they’re best known for. But instead of having 100 kWh of battery capacity, enough energy to move a vehicle weighing over two-tons more than 300 miles (482 km), the Powerbank has enough energy to power your standard iOS or Android mobile device with its 3350 mAh capacity.

    The $45 Powerbank is designed and inspired after Tesla’s supercharger monument at the Tesla Design Studio.

    The Tesla Powerbank features:

    • Compact Design
    • Integrated USB
    • Integrated Apple lightning and detachable micro USB
    • High efficiency circuitry to deliver maximum battery capacity
    • Charge status indicator

    Technical Specs:

    • Single 18650 cell with 3350mAh capacity
    • Input: 1800±200mA
    • Output: 5V/1.5A max

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    In addition to the portable battery, Tesla also added a Desktop Supercharger to its storefront which in essence is a miniature Supercharger for your mobile device. Tesla notes that the accessory was modeled off of the same 3D CAD data used to manufacture the actual Supercharger.

    Though this isn’t a life-sized unit, as we recently saw when one Tesla owner decided to build a Supercharger for their garage, it’s nonetheless fun to have a working miniature version of it sitting on ones desktop.

    DIYers, of course, can also 3D-print their own Supercharger.

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  2. Taylor S Marks

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    I\'d love to have that desktop Supercharger, but I can\'t justify that price. I\'d feel bad even asking for it for Christmas.
     
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  3. Marcos Cunha

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    tesla should stop releasing products and start delivering model 3\'s
     
  4. orr

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    No kidding...
     
  5. Martin Busler

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    You are correct. Model 3 is make of break.
     
  6. J.Taylor

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    Great idea to get in on the overpriced swag market for those who have everything ...
     
  7. deanrand

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    I received my desk top supercharger today, it appears to be a non-functional model with no ports nor battery, not what we expected for $45.
     

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