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A good place to hide your solar power bank

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by Lanzer, May 30, 2018.

  1. Lanzer

    Lanzer Member

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    As a tech geek I have 3 times the amount of USB power banks than what I'll ever use. I like to keep one in every car and the Model 3 is no exception.

    My recent purchase is a 15Ah power bank that has a built in solar panel to keep the batteries topped off. I've been looking for a good place to store the power bank so it can charge without it being too unsightly, and then I found the trunk grill.

    I had no idea why there is a grill above the trunk, then I realized that the subwoofer is installed in the trunk. No wonder the Model 3 had such good bass!

    Just slip the power bank in

    And it only goes in so far. It blocks off a small portion of the grill and it doesn't seem to affect the sub woofer's performance. I hope that the solar panel still receive enough power behind the grill. Time will tell!

    PS - the power bank is by RavPower. It sells on Amazon for about 26 bucks.
     
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  2. darknavi

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    Keep us updated on how well it charges!
     
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  3. gambit48

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    Does it slide around or rattle?
     
  4. Lanzer

    Lanzer Member

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    The crevasse gets more and more shallow, so the power bank end up getting wedged in there and there's no rattle or play. I drove pretty hard and the power bank seemed to stay put.
     
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