Innovative 3D printed Tesla Supercharger for Smartphone

13 Mar

Innovative 3D printed Tesla Supercharger for Smartphone

“The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power” – Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla may not be a well known scientists’ of all times but his findings and inventions have taken a taken the world to a new level in technologies. , Tesla discovered, designed and developed new and unique ideas for a number of other important invention. Most of which were officially patented by other inventors. He was also a pioneer in the discovery of radar technology, X-ray technology, remote control and the rotating magnetic field—the basis of most AC machinery. Ideally, when Tesla quoted the above quote he might have never thought that his researches would be used in future leading to major new inventions.

 3D printed Tesla Supercharger

While the market is overloaded with dozens of chargers with new technology, one latest addition to it is the new Tesla Supercharger. A miniature 3Dprinted Tesla Supercharger has been designed by Martin Hansen, who is a 3Dprinting enthusiast and a Tesla diver from Northern Germany with which Smartphones can be charged. Originally the Tesla Supercharger was designed to rapidly charge Tesla’s Model S car till date (2015).

Tesla Model S is changing the world and speeding in the race of new technology in cars. It is the world’s best selling electric car, with all electric features, and is an automotive masterpiece. It is believed to be the most easily chargeable green car on the planet earth. The Tesla car Superchargers can be found at 604 locations. These chargers are capable of providing 170 miles of range to the vehicle with just 30 minutes of charging. Compared to 14 miles provided by 40A high voltage outlet, Tesla has left all the titans of the race behind.

 3D printed Tesla Supercharger

Being flattered by the a friend’s Model S, Martin Hansen wanted to pay homage to the Supercarger concept in a very innovative way. He decided to assemble a 3D printed smartphone Supercharger. The 3Dprinted charger was a replica of the Tesla Supercharger as it bared the iconic Tesla name and lettering. Martin’s 3D printed charger consists of six 3D printed components, the juice device that requires minimum assembly and gluing, and be used paired with any kind of Smartphone cable. But this 3D printed charger will not charge phones at the speed that it charges the Tesla Model S car.

“I spent almost all of my free time researching Tesla Motors and the Model S,” said Hansen. “Visiting the Supercharger station again, the idea came into my mind: the Supercharger network is the key to success for Tesla, so every Tesla owner would love to have their own Supercharger at home.”

 3D printed Tesla Supercharger?

With Hansen’s first project in the 3D printing world his project is admirable and deserves credit. As a beginner in the 3Dprint world he had to spend weeks to learn basic CAD before being able to complete the Supercharger design in Autodesk Inventor. All the components were printed on Zortax M200 3D printer in ABS apart from the white case that was printed from a third party, and the side struts, which are simply 8mm aluminum pipes.

Hansen went a step ahead by uploading the STL files of the 3D pintable charger on his website as he wanted to share his design. The 3D printed Smartphone charger is a real treat for the Tesla drivers.


Chris Joel (Author)

Innovative 3D printed Tesla Supercharger for Smartphone
Chris Joel is a writer at 3D Printers Online Store. Hailing from South London, he has a degree in English Literature. His interests include the application of 3D printing technology to art and its popularization.