The electric automaker Tesla has launched a Powerbank and a Desktop Supercharger that can charge Android and iOS devices. Both the accessories are now available to purchase via the company’s online store at $45 (roughly Rs. 2,900).
The Powerbank comes with USB, Micro-USB, Apple Lightning and detachable micro USB to charge a variety of devices and uses a single 18650 cell with 3350mAh capacity – similar cells are also found in Tesla’s Model S and X electric vehicles.
The Powerbank’s look is inspired by Tesla’s supercharger monument at the Tesla Design Studio in California. Similarly, the Desktop Supercharger mimics the actual Superchargers made by Tesla to charge its electric cars.
The Powerbank’s design and details are impressive and that will surely excite the Tesla fans. It features a compact design and dimension wise it measures 108 x 30.5 x 23.3mm which makes it easily portable. The $45 Tesla Powerbank features integrated USB, Apple lightning, and detachable micro USB cable connections. Unfortunately, there is no Type C port. It also features a charge status indicator.
As mentioned earlier, it uses a single 18650 cell with 3350 mAh capacity that fuels your mobile device. It is designed with high-efficiency circuitry to deliver maximum battery capacity. For charging it takes the input of 1800±200Ma. It also outputs at a maximum rate of 5V/1.5A.
Tesla has also introduced a Desktop Supercharger if the portable charger isn’t enough. You can grab the Desktop Supercharger for the same price $45 as well. As the name suggests, it looks just like a mini charging station that charge Tesla cars and only this one charges your phone via any of your existing USB cables.
Tesla says it used the same 3D CAD data used to make the actual Supercharger to make the miniaturized replica as Desktop Supercharger.
Both the Powerbank and Desktop Supercharger are available at Tesla online store.
The company launched these devices at the same event where an electric semi-truck and a new Roadster were launched. If we talk about Roadster, the sports car is an updated version of Tesla’s first production. It can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour (100 km per hour) in just 1.9 seconds.