Tesla launches wireless charger for iPhones and Android smartphones

Tesla Wireless Charger comes with in-built 6,000mAh battery, and is priced at $65.

  • Published: August 29, 2018 11:14 AM IST

Tesla has launched a wireless charging pad for your smartphone, and it is called the ‘Tesla Wireless Charger’. The battery-powered inductive charger is Qi-certified, and boats “the same design language” used in Tesla energy products, says company.

The Tesla Wireless Charger is already on sale on company’s website for $65 (approximately Rs 4,600). It is available in two color options of black and white. The lithium-ion polymer battery inside has a capacity of 6,000mAh. The wireless charging is limited to 5W, whereas wired charging method gets you 7.5W.

In addition to wireless charging, the Tesla Wireless Charger also gets a built-in USB-C cable, and for non-USB-C devices, there’s a USB-A port that supports faster 7.5W wired charging as well. There is a built-in USB-A cable, which can be used to charge your Wireless Charger from any USB port.

“The Tesla Wireless Charger is a 6,000mAh (22.2Wh) battery-powered inductive charging pad that features the same design language used in our energy products, like Powerwall. In addition to wirelessly charging your device, you can also power up your phone with the integrated USB-C cable. For non USB-C devices, use the USB-A port to plug in any USB-A charging cable. The built-in USB-A cable can be used to charge your Wireless Charger from any USB port,” noted website (via 9to5mac).

Interestingly, at the time of writing this article, Tesla has taken down the listing of ‘Tesla Wireless Chrager’ from the website.

Previously, Tesla had launched a powerbank for Android and iOS devices. Tesla powerbank was priced at $45 (approximately Rs 3,200), and it came with iconic Tesla engraving in the front while the body was wrapped in black color with red borders. The powerbank had a 3,350mAh battery, which was a single 18,650 cell.

Tesla powerbank had integrated USB port, and an Apple lightning as well as micro USB cable on the side borders of the device. In terms of dimensions, Tesla powerbank measured 108×30.5×23.3 mm.

  • Published Date: August 29, 2018 11:14 AM IST