Apparently baderting a brand new all-electric Semi truck and the quickest manufacturing automotive ever made multi function week wasn’t sufficient for Tesla. They additionally quietly launched a 3rd “product”, and also you don’t have to attend two years to purchase it! It’s a cell battery pack to cost your cellphone and different units.
Aptly named the PowerBank, the exterior battery pack is formed just like the Tesla supercharger monument that’s exterior their major workplace in California.
In phrases of perform it has built-in USB, micro USB and lightning cable so that you don’t have to make use of a separate twine when charging your system.
And the battery? It’s really (sorta) the identical one which powers Tesla vehicles. The firm says the battery pack makes use of a single 18650 cell – which is the usual lithium-ion cell utilized in each Tesla made earlier than the Model three, after they determined to modify to a customized extra environment friendly cell. Of course Tesla’s vehicles have 1000’s of those cells, whereas the cell battery pack solely has one.
In phrases of capability, the battery pack solely has 3350mAh capability, which might solely cost most telephones as soon as and can be disappointing to these of us who stay off large battery packs. And it’s output is 5V/1.5A, placing it fairly equal to each different battery pack on the market (besides the newer one which use Qualcomm’s fast cost know-how).
And the value? $45, which is definitely lots lower than I’d count on Tesla to promote a battery pack for. Of course you should purchase a generic one with the identical precise specs for $9.99, however what’s the enjoyable in that?
In all seriousness, it is a nice current for a Tesla fan, however in the event you’re strictly in search of an excellent battery pack you must keep on with cheaper and higher performing manufacturers like Anker.
Check out some extra photographs of the battery pack beneath.