Best Chargers for the HP Elite x2

The HP Elite x2 tablet is one of the latest to hit the market from HP and it’s quite a fine piece of technology. That’s mainly because this isn’t just a tablet, but it’s also a laptop as well once you add the keyboard to the bottom of it. That said, the main point to know is that this is a portable device or at least it’s meant to be very portable and taken with you nearly anywhere. Since it’s portable, one of the most important parts that you need to consider getting for it is a charger for the HP Elite x2 as you’re going to need to charge it when you’re using it a lot and taking it everywhere.

One of the most useful and innovative parts of this HP tablet is that it takes Type-C and this is a great thing because you’re able to charge it with quite a few different ways. The age of Type-C is becoming more common and this is going to allow a lot of devices on the market to be able to use the same type of charger. In this case, the Elite x2 can be used with quite a few types of chargers, but there are just a few things to know about the specifications of its power before you know what chargers are best to use with it.

The first thing to know is that the battery capacity of the HP Elite x2 tablet is 5,194mAh. How did we get that? Well, the Wh rating for the tablet is 40Wh and the Voltage of it is 7.7V. Since we know those two specifications of the tablet we can figure out the mAh of the tablet by doing the equation below:

40Wh x 1000 / 7.7V = 5,194mAh

This power capacity is quite good for a tablet that’s also a laptop and now that you know the power capacity, then you know just how much power capacity a portable charger would need if you to buy one for this tablet. In this list, we will be going over the best portable chargers for the Elite x2 as well.

Chargers in this Guide are going to Hold Power

Another major thing to know is that since the Elite x2 tablet uses USB-C is that the charging speed is quite fast. The tablet actually comes with its own 45W USB Type-C AC Adapter and that has quite a fast charging speed. Very few other chargers are able to deliver the same level of charging speeds but HP recommends to use a Power Delivery charger or a power source that offers a 12V/3.0A charging speed in order to have an optimal charging speed experience. That said, you can still get a low powered charging electronic and it will still charge the Elite x2, but just not as fast at a charging speed as the power Adapter that it comes with or other chargers that provide its max power.

Now with all that said, let’s see what chargers you should consider getting for your Elite x2 for reliable and fast charging.

Portable Chargers for the HP Elite x2 Charger

Portable charging for this tablet can be quite tricky as there are very few power banks on the market that are able to offer its level of charging speed. That said, there are a few of them that come close to reaching the max charge rate of the Elite x2 tablet. What matters most with portable charging in this case though, is just how much full charges you’re able to get from just a single full charge of the power bank.

Anker PowerCore+ 26800

Anker is one of the best brands for portable charging when it comes to power delivery devices, as they’re one of the few that have PD ones in the first place. The portable charger above is one that has a 26,800mAh power capacity that basically means you can charge your Elite x2 tablet to its full power about 3 times. You can most likely charge your tablet to full power 4-5 times and that’s because since you’re going to be using the PD part of this power bank, then the charging speed will be faster and conversion of power will be worse.

The portable charger also has two USB ports, so if you were to charge other tablets and smartphones only with this power bank then you might get a better conversion for those devices. With all that said, 3 full charges for a tablet is really good no matter how you put it.

Power Delivery

Then there’s the Power Delivery part of this charger and that is available with its USB-C charging port that can be used with a USB-C to USB-C charging cable. When you use the USB-C port to charge USB-C compatible devices, such as the Elite x2, then you have 30W of power to use. This is really good and it can charge your tablet near its max charging speed. The two standard USB ports on this power bank are also very powerful because they each have a charging speed of 5V/3.0A and that is better than the standard 5V/2.4A that most high capacity power banks have.

Another part where the PD is used is the recharging of this power bank and that’s because you can use a USB-C wall charger to recharge this power bank and it’ll recharge it at a speed of 27W. A 27W recharging speed is able to recharge this portable charger to its full power within just 4.5 hours. When you consider that this power bank has a 26,800mAh power capacity, then that is quite a lot of power being refilled in such a short amount of time.

Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 27W Portable Charger:

  • Capacity: 26,800mAh
  • Output:

Both USB Ports: 5V/3.0A

Type-C: 30W

  • Input: 27W
  • LED Power Indicators: 10 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 3.8 x 1.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 1.3 pounds

RAVPower 26800mAh PD Portable Charger

Another power bank that is very similar to the PowerCore 26800, is this RAVPower 26,800mAh PD portable charger. Yes, this power bank uses PD as well because it has a Type-C port that supplies 30W of power when you use a USB-C to USB-C charging cable with your USB-C compatible device. So you can charge your Elite x2 near its max charging speed with this power bank. There are also two USB ports on this power bank and each of them has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A.

Even the recharging of this RAVPower portable charger is similar to recharging of the above PowerCore 26800, but this one can have a slightly better recharging experience.

Two Options for Recharging with this PD Portable Charger

Well, Type-C port can be used as an Input and you can use PD if you use a USB-C wall charger when you use a USB-C to USB-C charging cable with it, just as you would with the Anker PowerCore 26800. The Type-C method of recharging the power bank results in the charger being able to charge to its full power in about 4.5 hours. There is another way to recharge the power bank and that would be through its Micro-USB Input port that is solely for recharging the power bank. Using the Micro-USB Input port to recharge this power bank is very convenient too for those that don’t have a USB-C wall charger; however, it’s important to know that it will be recharging this 26,800mAh power bank at a 5V/2.0A charging speed and that will result in a full recharge in 13-14 hours.

The power capacity of this charger is able to charge a tablet to its full power about 3 times over.

If you want the same power bank with PD but at a low power capacity, then RAVPower also offers a 20,100mAh PD Power Bank version of this charger too.

Specs of the RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:    26,800mAh
  • Output:

USB Ports: 5V/2.4A Each

Type C Output: 5V/3A |9V/2A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A

  • Input:

Micro USB Input: DC 5V/2A

Type-C Input: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A

  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.77 x 0.79 x 3.15 inches
  • Weight: 13.3 ounces

Aukey 30,000mAh Power Bank

Breaking into the 30,000mAh range of power capacities, this Aukey power bank has quite a lot of capabilities. Of course, the first thing that you could probably tell from it is that it has a 30,000mAh power capacity and that enables it to charge an HP Elite x2 Charger to its full power about 4-5 times.

The charging experience with power bank is also quite good, but it does not feature Quick Charge, but it does have a Type-C port. The Type-C port is capable outputting a charging speed of 5V/3.0A when you use a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to charge USB-C compatible devices. Now a 5V/3.0A charging speed is not the max charging speed for the Elite x2 tablet but it’s a pretty good speed either way.

There are two other Output ports on this power bank and that would be the AiPower standard port and also the Quick Charge 3.0 USB port. This 30,000mAh power bank can even recharge through two Input ports, with one being the Type-C port and the other one being a Micro-USB input port; you can use both of these input ports at the same time and that recharges the power bank at a 4A recharging speed and it can be at full power within just 6-7 hours.

Read Review for Aukey 30,000mAh Power Bank

Aukey 30,000mAh Portable Charger with Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Capacity:  30,000mAh
  • Output:

Quick Charge 3.0 Port Charging Speeds: 3.6V-6.5V/3A, 6.5V-9V/2A, 9V-12V/1.5A

AiPower Port Charging Speed: 5V/2.4A

USB Type-C Output Port: 5V/3.0A

  • Input:

USB Type-C Input Port: 5V/2.0A     Individual Usage: 5V/3.0A

Micro-USB Input Port: 5V/2.0A       Individual Usage: 5V/2.4A

  • LED Power Indicators: Power Button Indicates 3 Colors
  • Size: 5.9 x 3.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 1.4 pounds

Anker PowerCore II

The PowerCore II charger is quite strange but a very powerful power bank from Anker. It has 20,000mAh power capacity and so it’ll give your HP tablet its full power about 2.5 times. What really matters with this power bank is the charging experience that you can get from it, as it has 3 USB charging ports. What’s most notable about this charger is that Anker has explained that this power bank is capable of outputting 30W of power. So you can use a USB-C to USB-A charging cable with this portable charger and charge your Elite x2 near its max speed, which isn’t something that you can do with many other portable chargers.

On a standard note, each USB port is capable of Outputting a 5V/3.0A charging speed and the max output of the power bank is 6A. When it comes to recharging the PowerCore II, it excels here too. As the charger has two Micro-USB cables and that means you can use them both a the same time for a recharging speed of 4A and that results in a full recharge within just 5 hours.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore II

Specs of the Anker 2nd PowerCore 20000:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 20,000mAh            Real Capacity: 17,000mAh
  • Output:   Per Port: 5V/3.0A       Max Output: 6 Amps
  • Input:      Both Micro-USB Input Ports: 5V/2.0A       Max Input: 4 Amps
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.2 x 2.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 12.3 Ounces

USB Wall Chargers for the HP Elite x2 Tablet

When it comes to USB wall charging for the Elite x2 tablet and basically any other chargeable device out there, then charging is usually more stable and fast. Let’s take a look at what USB chargers are best to use.

Anker PowerPort Speed 1 USB-C Port

The PowerPort Speed 1 USB wall charger is the first USB charger that you should be considering getting if you’re not going to be getting the AC Adapter from HP. That’s because this USB wall charger just uses a single USB-C port and it’s able to provide 30W of power and that can charge your HP tablet very close to its max charging speed. Not only that, this USB-C wall charger can also charge your other USB-C compatible devices at their max charging speeds too. Such as a MacBook, smartphones that use USB-C such as the Nexus 5X or 6P and other tablets too. The reason that we at Charger Harbor recommend this charger so much is that it can provide optimum power nearly all fo your USB-C chargeable devices.

Anker also has a 60W version of this charger if you’re searching for more power to use.

Specs of the Anker PowerPort Speed 1 USB-C:

  • Output: 30W
  • Input:
  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 3.5 ounces

Aukey PD Duo USB-C Wall Charger

Quite similar to the PowerPort Speed 1 wall charger, this USB-C wall charger also has a single USB-C charging port. It’s able to offer a 29W source of power for your USB-C compatible devices. One of the main differences from this USB wall charger and the one from Anker though, is that this one has a USB Adapter that you can place on it that has 2 USB Ports that each have a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and so it can transform into a 2-Port USB wall charger to charge standard devices.

Specs of the Aukey PD Duo USB-C Wall Charger:

  • Output:

USB-A Ports: 5V/3.0A Each

USB-C Port: 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 14.5V/2A

  • Input: AC 100-240V
  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 2.68 x 1.97 x 1.10 inches
  • Weight: 3.25 ounces

USB Charging Stations

USB charging stations are just like any other USB wall charger, but these ones have lots of USB Ports and they use a power cord as they’re too large to use a built-in AC Adapter.

Aukey PA-Y6 and PA-Y5 Charging Stations

These two charging stations from Aukey are quite powerful as the PA-Y6 version has 4 standard USB ports with each of them having a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and it also has two USB-C Ports. So you can use the PA-Y6 version to actually charge two USB-C compatible devices at the same time and that is something that not too many other USB charging stations have.

Specs of the Aukey PA-Y6 USB Charging Station:

  • Output:

USB-A Ports: 5V/2.4A Each

USB-C Ports: 3.6V-6.5V/3A | 6.5V-9V/2A | 9V-12V/1.5A

  • Input: 100-240V
  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 4.1 x 2.8 x 1 inches
  • Weight: 6.8 ounces

 

 

However, if you want to charge just a single USB chargeable device while still having lots of standard USB ports, then we highly recommend this PA-Y5 USB charging station that has a single USB-C port and 4 standard USB ports.

Specs of the Aukey PA-Y5 USB Charging Station:

  • Output:

USB-A Ports: 5V/2.4A Each

USB-C Ports: 3.6V-6.5V/3A | 6.5V-9V/2A | 9V-12V/1.5A

  • Input: 100-240V
  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 3.7 x 2.36 x 0.98 inches
  • Weight: 5.3 Ounces

Anker PowerPort 5 USB-C

Anker has a similar USB charging as Aukey with this PowerPort 5 charging station that has 4 PoweriQ port that each has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and it also uses a USB-C port. The max power that this charger is able to output is 40W, so if you charge your Elite x2 tablet with this charger you can basically charge it at its max charging speed.

Specs of the Anker PowerPort 5 USB-C:

  • Output:

USB-A Ports: 5V/2.4A Each

USB-C Ports: 5V/3.0A

Max Output: 8A

  • Input: 100-240V
  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 2.28 x 3.58 x 1.06 inches
  • Weight: 5.1 Ounces

Anker PowerPort+ 5 Ports with USB-C

If you need more power though, then Anker also has this charging station. It has 4 standard USB ports and it also has a USB-C port. The main difference for this charger and the one above is that this PowerPort+ 5 can output 60W of power and that can very well be enough to charge your HP Elite x2 tablet at its max charging speed. This is the best charger to get if you want the best substitute for the initial charger that you received with your tablet or for any other USB-C compatible devices that you have because it’s able to charge it at its max charging speed.

Great for MacBooks, Chromebooks, smartphones, and tablets that use USB-C because it’s able to output so much power.

Specs of the Anker PowerPort+ 5 USB-C:

  • Output:   Per PoweriQ Port: 5V/2.4A | USB-C Power Delivery: 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A
  • Input:
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 3.0 x 4.0 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 7.5 ounces

PowerAdd USB-C charging Station

One of the most famous USB-C charging station on Amazon is this PowerAdd charging station that is able to output 40W of power. It has 4 USB Ports. With 3 of them being a standard 2.4A port and then there’s a Quick Charge 3.0 USB port that can charge compatible devices at their max charging speeds.

Specs of the PowerAdd USB-C Charging Station:

  • Output:

Standard USB-A Ports: 5V/2.4A

Quick Charge USB Port: 3.6V-6.5V/3A | 6.5V-9V/2A | 9V-12V/1.5A

Type-C Port: 5V/3.0A

Max Output: 8A

  • Input: AC 100-240V
  • LED Power Indicators: Single LED Light
  • Size: 3.15 x 3.15 x 0.78 inches
  • Weight: 5.7 ounces

Car Chargers for the HP Elite x2

Car chargers with USB-C might sound unrealistic but it’s completely possible as there are car chargers that use the USB-C tech to charge your USB-C compatible devices.

Aukey USB-C Car Charger with Built-in USB-C Cable

Aukey has a car charger with a single built-in USB-C charging cable and it also has a USB Port that you can use with any charging cable to charge any device. The max output of the car charger is 27 Watts and that is really good as you can charge your Elite x2 quite quickly while you’re driving. Or you can charge your other devices that are also compatible with USB-C as well.

Specs of the Aukey USB-C Car Charger with Built-in USB-C Cable:

  • Output:

USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A

USB-C Cable: 5V/3.0A

  • Input: 12-24V
  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 0.8 x 1.3 x 2.7 inches
  • Weight: 1.3 ounces

Aukey also offers quite a lot of other car chargers that use USB-C, but these other ones use USB-C charging ports, so you have to use your own USB-C to USB-C charging cable to use them. Such as their 3-Port car charger that uses 2 USB ports and a USB-C port. They also have a car charger that uses PD with its USB-C port and it also has a standard USB port that has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A. The one other car charger they have that uses Type-C is one that has a Quick Charge USB Port and it also has a USB-C port, the overall Output power of that car charger is 33W, which is lots of power for charging a single device at a time.

Tronsmart Dual Car Charger with Built-in USB-C charging cable

If you want another car charger that has a built-in USB-C charging cable, then Tronsmart has this 33W car charger that also uses Quick Charge 3.0 with its USB port. The USB charging ports can, of course, be used with any charging electronic, but it’s very helpful to have a USB-C compatible device charging with the built-in cable while you charge your Quick Charge compatible device at the same time too.

Specs of the Tronsmart Car Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 and USB-C Built-in Cable:

  • # Of Ports: 2
  • Output:

Built-in USB-C Cable: 5V/3.0A

Quick Charge USB-Port: 3.6-6.5V/3A | 6.5-9V/2A | 9-12V/1.5A

  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 2.76 x 0.94 x 1.26 inches
  • Weight: 0.88 Ounces

Anker PowerDrive+4

The final car charger that I have to recommend for the HP Elite x2 is this PowerDrive+4 car charger from Anker. It has a max output of 54W and this kind of power is not something that you see with too many other car chargers.

It uses 4 charging ports. With 1 being a USB-C port, 2 standard USB Ports and then there’s a single Quick Charge 3.0 port. You can charge basically any type of USB chargeable device at its max charging speed with this car charger and you can most likely do it all at the same time with the max amount of power that this charger is able to output.

Read Review PowerDrive+ 4

Specs of the Anker Quick Charge 3.0/USB-C 4-Port Car Charger:

  • # Of Ports: 4
  • Output:

Both USB-A Charging Ports: 5V/3.0A

USB-C Charging Port: 5V/3.0A

Quick Charge 3.0 Port: 3.6-6.5V/3.0A    –   6.5-9V/2.0A    –    9-12V/1.5A

Max Output: 6 Amps

  • LED Power Indicators: A Red line that goes around the car charger
  • Size: 2.1 x 3.1 x 1.3
  • Weight: 0.8 Ounces
  • Comes with Welcome Guide

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