Trek Travel’s Traveling Di2 Powerstation

Trek Travel's Traveling Di2 Powerstation

What are you to do when you have an entire fleet of 2013 Domane 5.9s and Madone 6.5s that all run on Shimano Di2 drivetrains? Build a 22 battery portable charger in a gun case, that’s what. At least that’s the solution that Trek Travel’s logistics manager came up with. The case allows for all of the batteries to be charged simultaneously, and since each charger only draws about .5 amps of power, it apparently won’t trip any circuit breakers. And I thought my battery chargers were organized…

More pictures of the creation after the break.

Trek Travel's Traveling Di2 Powerstation

Two Belkin power strips offer surge protection for the entire array as well as the ability to only plug in one cord.

Trek Travel's Traveling Di2 Powerstation

Given the battery life of Di2 batteries, we’re assuming this isn’t for every day use, but when you run a travel company with people depending on your bikes it’s better to be over prepared.

Trek Travel's Traveling Di2 Powerstation

One power strip plugs into the other, and the whole lot is then plugged into an outlet via one cord.

Comments

mtbrider - 02/15/13 - 10:23am

Looks like they used one of the gun cases the Dorado Pro used to come in.

Crohnsy - 02/15/13 - 10:28am

This also doubles as a space heater….

Ck - 02/15/13 - 10:57am

I’m sure the TSA would have a blast finding that at the airport.

Bart - 02/15/13 - 11:06am

Totally a Dorado case!

LP - 02/15/13 - 11:12am

I wonder how many amps this thing pulls!!! Must be charging slowly for sure!

Left Wing - 02/15/13 - 11:24am

Proposed legislation will most likely ban this battery charger. The number of batteries contained within that gun case clearly categorizes it as an assault charger.

Dice-K - 02/15/13 - 11:33am

Great job, my friend!

MB - 02/15/13 - 11:42am

I’m actually surprised they didn’t just ask Shimano or someone else to build them a “multi-charger”. Seems like that would be easier and less cumbersome to carry around.

Thudbuster - 02/15/13 - 11:43am

Looks like a Campy seat post to me.

Mindless - 02/15/13 - 11:55am

I bet this is not UL kosher.

Topmounter - 02/15/13 - 11:58am

They should photoshop in a stationary bike or solar panels.

Ryan - 02/15/13 - 12:17pm

Looks like one of my old guitar pedalboards.

plum - 02/15/13 - 12:50pm

You shouldn’t daisy-chain power strips. It ain’t cool man.

JonDanger FTW - 02/15/13 - 1:02pm

Looks flexy to me.

Visser - 02/15/13 - 1:35pm

As long as they don’t try charging it with the lid closed – they’ll kill 22 batteries in a single go. Batteries hate heat when they’re being charged…..

Crohnsy - 02/15/13 - 1:53pm

@LP at ~.5A per charger we are looking at ~11A

MissedThePoint - 02/15/13 - 3:45pm

Then comes Specialized with something lighter, more compact, and more expensive, named the SS Di2 Hi Me 2.

PDXFixed - 02/15/13 - 9:36pm

sweet fire starter

Mud Cycles - 02/16/13 - 3:19am

@MissedThePoint
Nah Speshie would call it the “Charge me extra” ;-)

Ratas - 02/16/13 - 10:56am

Trek sure knows how to keep their athletes juiced…

Carsarecoffins - 02/17/13 - 1:29am

Now I know what the Boeing 787 battery snafu was caused by!

Guy Faux - 02/17/13 - 8:29am

Shouts out to Rastas for the best comment

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