The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is one of the best mid-tier laptops anybody can own, thanks to specs that can deliver what most consumers are looking for. The Acer Spin 13 has a few different models, and whether you’re choosing to go with the lowest end model that has an Intel Core i5 processor with a lower amount of RAM or the higher-end model that also has a Core i5 but more RAM, the Spin 13 is fast thanks to its use of an SSD. If you already own the Acer laptop, then you likely already know what we’re talking about, as the speed of an SSD makes a computer snappy when it comes to starting up and basically all other functions.
The lower model of the Chromebook Spin 13 has a 128GB SSD, an okay amount of storage, but if you want more, we recommend going with the higher-end model that uses a 256GB SSD. The Acer laptop’s great specs don’t stop there as you also get 8GB or 16GB of DDR4 RAM. With these in conjunction with the Intel processor and SSD, you’ll find that you’re able to have many programs open at the same time and switch between tasks faster than you ever would have with an older laptop that uses an HDD.
You also get an LCD with an LED-backlit screen, making it easier to see as the screen is brighter. With all these powerful specs that encourage users to use the Chromebook Spin 13 to have many things going on at once, the battery can take a hit. Thankfully, one of the other great features of the Spin 13 is that it uses a USB-C port for charging. In this guide, we’re taking a look at chargers that you should use for the Chromebook Spin 13, as using USB-C Power Delivery chargers provides a lot more flexibility on what you can use to charge up the laptop.
Baseus 65W GaN Power Delivery Wall Charger
When it comes to charging the Acer Chromebook Spin 13, you should use a 45W Power Delivery charger or higher. Many Spin 13 have reported difficulties using chargers with lower charging speeds than 45W, such as 30W PD chargers. We recommend using the left USB-C port for charging the Spin 13 as the right one doesn’t always work depending on what charger you’re using; we’re not saying that the right UBS-C port won’t charge the Chromebook, but the left port is more reliable to use.
The first PD charger we want to recommend is this Baseus 65W PD wall charger. The charger is very powerful, with it featuring two USB-C Power Delivery ports and a single USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 port. If you’re only charging a single device from the first USB-C PD port, you’re able to get a 65W PD charging speed, which can charge your Spin 13 at max speed.
If you’re charging multiple devices at the same time, then the first port lowers its output to 45W, while USB-C 2 and the USB-A port share an 18W max output; this enables you to fast charge multiple devices at the same time and still leaves you to fast charge your Spin 13. The Baseus wall charger itself is small because it uses a GaN chip, which uses more charging power and still has a small form factor. The short cube shape makes it, so the charger doesn’t cover surrounding outlets.
|Baseus 65W GaN 3-Port Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port 1||3.3-11V/3A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A 20V/3.25A (65W)|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port 2||3.3-11V/2.7A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.5A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A (30W)|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||18W|
|Size||2.9 x 1.4 x 1.2 inches|
CHOETECH 100W Dual USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
This CHOETECH 100W Power Delivery wall charger uses two USB-C ports on the more minimal side of charging. If you’re only charging a single device from the charger, then the USB-C PD port you’re charging from can output 100W, this means that you can charge your Spin 13 at max speed, and it also means that you can charge most USB-C PD compatible devices with this CHOETECH charger. It’s a good way to futureproof you’re charging for devices you may get in the future or other devices you own.
If you’re charging two devices simultaneously, then each of the ports can output 45W, which can allow you to charge two Chromebook Spin 13 laptops at the same time. You can still fast charge smartphones with this wall charger, which needs to be said because most users think this will damage their phones. It won’t. That’s because charging power is adjusted depending on what device you’re charging.
Considering that this CHOETECH wall charger has a 100W output, we thought it would be larger, but it’s tiny thanks to it using GaN. It does not come with a cable, unfortunately, so you have to provide your own.
|CHOETECH 100W GaN Dual USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger PD6008 Specs|
|Each USB-C PD Port when Charging a Single Device||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/5.0A (100W)|
|Each Port when Charging Two Devices||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/2.25A (45W) |
(Max Output 90W)
|Size||2.7 x 2.5 x 1 inches|
PowerAdd 45W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
On the non-GaN side for a Power Delivery wall charger, there’s this PowerAdd charger. We’re including a Non-GaN PD wall charger because they are lower priced, and if you don’t mind, they are a bit larger but not much larger than GaN chargers. This PowerAdd one has a single USB-C Power Delivery port and two USB-A ports; the PD port has a 45W charging speed, and the two USB-A ports share a 12W charging speed. The max output of the wall charger is 57W, so that you can use the two ports’ max power simultaneously.
|PowerAdd 45W Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery port||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A (45W)|
|Both USB-A Ports||Share 5V/2.4A (12W)|
|Power Indicator||Red Light|
|Size||2.6 x 2.5 x 1.2 inches|
RAVPower 30,000mAh 90W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
One of the best chargers that you can use when it comes to a USB-C chargeable device is a portable charger, as you don’t have to worry about bringing a wall charger with you and looking for a nearby outlet. Instead, with a power bank, you can start charging no matter where you are, and the best part is that there are quite a lot of Power Delivery portable chargers on the market because there are many PD-compatible devices now.
This RAVPower portable charger is hands down one of the best chargers to use while you’re on the move with your Chromebook Spin 713, as the power bank has a massive 30,000mAh power capacity. A 30,000mAh power capacity is definitely on par with what you should using to charge Spin 713, which has a 48Wh battery, which allows you to charge your Spin 713 to full power about two times.
Charging power is just as impressive as the power capacity on this RAVPower portable charger, as it has a 90W USB-C Power Delivery port and a USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 port. You can charge your Chromebook at its max charging speed via the USB-C PD port, and even if you’re charging two devices at the same time with the power bank, the Power Delivery port lowers its charge rate to 65W. Still lots of charging power. You can recharge the power bank at 60W via a PD wall charger, and you definitely should consider the high power capacity. That said, this power bank only comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable, so you have to provide your own PD wall charger.
|RAVPower 30,000mAh 90W Power Delivery Power Bank PB232 Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/4.5A, 90W Max|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A, 18W Max|
|Max Output when using Both Ports||PD 65W + iSmart 18W, Total 83W Max|
|USB-C (Input)||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/3A, 60W Max|
|Size||5.9 x 3.4 x 1 inches|
Excitrus 9,600mAh 45W Power Delivery Mini Power Bank
This Excitrus portable charger is quite the opposite of the previous RAVPower charger that we recommended, as this one has a much lower 9,600mAh power capacity. Hence, you’re able to charge your Spin 713 to full power a single time, or at least you can get close to it. This power bank’s charging power is the surprising part as it has a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port, with most power banks in this capacity range having an 18W PD charging speed. So you get a low capacity with a high PD charge rate, something that is unusual among power banks, but you also get a smaller power bank.
Along with the 45W PD port, the power bank also has a USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 port and a standard USB-A 12W port.
The Excitrus power bank can easily be placed into your pocket, so you have a portable laptop charger with you at all times. The charger has an LCD that shows how much power capacity you have left to use, unlike most power banks that tend to have LED lights.
|Excitrus 9,600mAh 45W Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||20V/2.25A | 15V/3A | 12V/3A | 9V/3A | 5V/3.0A (45W)|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||3.6V-6.0V/3A | 6.0V-9.0V/2A | 9.0V-12.0V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-A Standard Port||5V/2.1A (10.5W)|
|Max Output||USB-C Power Delivery Port Alone: 45W |
When Charging Multiple Devices: 25W
|USB-C PD Input||20V/2.25A | 15V/3A | 12V/3A | 9V/3A | 5V/3.0A (45W)|
|Size||4.3 x 2.5 x 0.9 inches|
Nekteck 45W Power Delivery Car Charger
There aren’t too many Power Delivery car chargers with high power outputs, but we found this Nekteck PD car charger to be the most reliable in our test. The car charger has a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port, making it able to charge your Chromebook while you’re driving; as odd as it sounds, charging your Chromebook Spin 13 while you’re driving may be useful if you’re commuting to work or school and you’re low on power from not charging it at home. The other port is a standard USB-A with a 12W charging speed; with the max output of the car charger being 57W, you can use both ports simultaneously at max power.
This car charger also comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable. Most car chargers don’t include cables in the box.
|Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/9V/12V/15V-3A | 20V-2.25A (45W)|
|Size||2.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 inches|