Tesla’s New Powerbank is More Flashy than Useful

Tesla, which is famous for its innovative electric vehicles, has recently introduced the ‘elegant’ portable power bank that is capable of charging smartphones instantly. Analysts suggest that the new power bank has been inspired by their own desktop supercharger monument.

The new power bank by Tesla is the best option for those who prefer elegant and simple design over fancy ones.It promises to charge your smartphone with ‘lightning’ fast speeds.

Tesla power bank has a single 18650 cell with a capacity of 3,350 mAh. It’s output is limited to 5V/1.5A at most which means fast charging might not be available.

No USB-C

The inexpensive power bank features a micro USB connection as well as an Apple lightning connector for charging both the iPhones and regular Android devices.

The critics claim that Tesla made a mistake by not adding a USB-C port. Recent devices, including the flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 and Google’s new Pixel 2 phones use a USB-C port and hence can not be charged directly with this power bank.

Same Cell As The Electric Cars

The cell installed in Tesla power bank is the same cell that the electric car company is using in its vehicles. The vehicles are stuffed with approximately 7000 similar cells to ensure massive power and mileage.

The Tesla power bank has an introductory price of $45 (Rs. 4,750 approximately) and it can be purchased directly from Tesla’s website

Tesla, Inc. is an American automaker, energy storage company and solar panel manufacturer owned by Elon Musk, which has stunned the market with the stunning Model S, Tesla Roadster and Tesla Semi introduced recently.