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Published on September 23rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

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“Tesla Supercharger” For Your Phone … As You Wait For Your Model 3

September 23rd, 2017 by  


Tesla Model 3 reservation holders that are getting a bit impatient, and desperate for any sort of distraction at all, may be interested in reading about their ability to purchase (or 3D print) their own Tesla Supercharger–styled smartphone charger.

MySupercharger – Print your own smartphone Supercharger from Jan-Hendrik Paulsen on Vimeo.

As The Verge apparently saw fit to publish an article on the matter, we supposed that we should as well … considering that many people nowadays can’t seem to get enough of all things Tesla — a testament to CEO Elon Musk’s PR sense, I guess, as well as the presence of a relatively untapped “high-tech car” market.

Here are the details, via the article from The Verge: “But still, I imagine they’re all sitting at their desks right now daydreaming about driving their Model 3. You know what could make those daydreams even more real? A mini supercharger station for a phone.

“A Tesla enthusiast named Martin Hansen created the blueprints so anyone can either purchase or 3D print their own phone supercharger. It looks like a baby Tesla charger! I know we all love mini things. The charger works with either a Micro USB or Lightning cable and costs $109. Hansen says it’s a ‘must-have for every TESLA Enthusiast.’ You heard him, Tesla fan.”

The smartphone charger probably won’t actually do much to keep Model 3 reservation holders occupied during their wait, but perhaps it’s better than nothing? Any takers?

A tip of the hat here to “minogully” on the Model 3 Owners Club forum for this.

Image by My Supercharger





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's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.



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