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.

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Last updated on September 23, 2018 6:54 pm

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.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Delivery Portable Charger

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 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.

Read Review for RAVPower 26800 Power Delivery Portable Charger

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

iMuto 20,100mAh Power Delivery Portable Charger with Quick Charge

This iMuto Power Delivery portable charger is a little different than the first two Power Delivery portable chargers that we mentioned. First thing is that it has a lower capacity of 20,100mAh. Still, it’s a high capacity power bank but you’re going to get fewer charges than the first two power banks.

That said, the charging power from this iMuto power bank is what makes it better than the first two portable chargers. That’s because there’s a single USB-A port which features Quick Charge 3.0. Then there’s the USB-C Power Delivery port which has a 45W output. So this iMuto power bank is able to charge your Elite x2 tablet at its max charging speed. To recharge this portable charger, you can either use the USB-C port and recharge this power bank at Power Delivery speeds if you use a USB-C Power Delivery wall charger. Or you can use the Micro-USB input port which has a 5V/2.1A recharging speed.

Read Review for iMuto 20,100mAh Power Delivery Portable Charger with Quick Charge

Specs of the iMuto 20,100mAh 45W USB-C Power Delivery Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:

Initial Capacity:  20,100mAh

Output Capacity: 15,000mAh

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery: 5V-20V/2.25A (45W)

USB-A Quick Charge Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A

  • Input:

USB-C Power Delivery Input: 5V-20V/2.25A (45W)

Micro-USB Input: 5V/2.1A

  • LED Power Indicator: 4 Blue LED Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.3 x 3 x 0.8 inches
  • Weight: 13 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

Anker PowerPort II USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger

Another one of Anker’s wall charger that uses Power Delivery, is their PowerPort II Power Delivery wall charger. There’s the USB-C Power Delivery port and it has a 30W charging speed. There’s another port which is a USB-A port, and it has a 19.5W charging speed. The 19.5W charging output is what Anker calls their PoweriQ 2.0 tech and it basically features Quick Charge and can charge standard devices at their max charging speed.

Perhaps another great plus with this charger is the fact that it has a very small form factor and can be taken anywhere easily with its retractable AC adapter.

Read Review for Anker PowerPort II USB-C Power Deliver Wall Charger

Specs of the Anker PowerPort II USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger:

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 30W

USB-A Port: 19.5W

  • Input: 100-240V AC
  • LED Power Indicator: 1 Blue LED Power Indicator
  • Size: 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 6.4 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.

Anker RAVPower 5-Port Power Delivery USB-C Charging Station

RAVPower 5-Port Power Delivery USB-C Charging Station

This RAVPower charging station doesn’t just have a few USB-A ports and a 30W USB-C Power Delivery port. Well, the USB-A ports on this charger are a large part of it as you can charge four more devices at once, and each of the ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A. The USB-C Power Delivery charging port on this charger is more powerful than your average charger because it has a 45W charging output. So you can charge your Elite x2 at its max charging speed with this charger.

Read Review for RAVPower 5-Port Power Delivery USB-C Charging Station

Specs of the RAVPower 5-Port Power Delivery USB-C Charging Station:

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/2.4A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A (45W)

USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A

Max Output: 60W

  • Input: 100-240 AC Input
  • LED Power Indicator: Single Green LED Light
  • Size: 3.9 x 2.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 8.1 Ounces

NekTeck 4-Port 60W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger

Power Delivery charging faster than 30W is something that is not very common when it comes to Power Delivery wall chargers, or really any chargers for that matter. This Nekteck charger goes a little further though because the Power Delivery port on this charger is able to output 60W. 60W of Power Delivery charging power is basically double than the norm and it can charge your Elite x2 at its max charging speed as well as many other Power Delivery compatible devices. There are three USB-A ports on this charger and they all share a 12W output.

You can use the max power of the USB-A port section and the Power Delivery part of this charger at the same time.

Read Review for Nekteck 4-Port USB-C Power Delivery Charger

Specs of the NekTeck 4-Port 60W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger:

 

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery: 5V/9V/12V/15V/20V-3A (60W)

Each USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A

Max Output: 72W

  • Input: 100V-240V/AC
  • LED Power Indicator: None
  • Size: 3.6 x 2.7 x 1 inches
  • Weight: 15 Ounces

Satechi 75W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station

The great part about a charging station is that they can feature many ports and the charging tech that the ports feature can vary. In this case, that’s basically what this Satechi charging station features, with its four ports. It has three USB-A ports, and one of the ports features Quick Charge 3.0, while the other two have a standard charging speed of 5V/2.4A. Then there’s the USB-C Power Delivery port which has a 60W output.

This Satechi charging station is an absolute powerhouse when it comes to charging stations, because it features Quick Charge and Power Delivery, and it still manages to have standard ports at the same time, too.

Read Review for Satechi 75W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station

Specs of the Satechi 75W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station:

Quick Charge Output Capacity: 5,900mAh

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V – 20V/3.0A (60W)

Quick Charge USB Port: 3.6-6V/3.0 | 6-9V/2.0A | 9-12V/1.5A

Standard Port: 5V/2.4A

  • Input:

Micro-USB or USB input Port: 100-240V AC input

  • LED Power Indicator: Single Blue LED Light
  • Size: 4 x 2.6 x 1 inches
  • Weight: 13.1 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.

Read Review for PowerPort+ 5 USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station

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 stations 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.

Read Review for PowerAdd 5-Port USB-C Charging Station

Specs of the PowerAdd 5-Port 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.

 

Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger

The use of Power Delivery with a car charger is not something that is very common with car chargers at all, and yet this Nekteck car charger actually does feature Power Delivery. There are two ports, with the USB-C Power Delivery port featuring a 45W charging output. While the USB-A port on this charger has a 5V/2.4A charging speed. So this car charger can, in fact, charge your Elite x2 at its max charging speed while you’re driving. That said, we recommend just charging your Elite x2 alone with this charger as charging two devices at once with Power Delivery might be a little too much.

Read Review for Nekteck USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger

Specs of the Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger:

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/9V/12V/15V-3A | 20V-2.25A

USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A

  • Input: DC 12-18V
  • LED Power Indicator: Single Blue LED Power Light
  • Size: 2.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 inches
  • Weight: 3.2 Ounces

MaxBoost 36W Quick Charge Car Charger with Built-in USB-C Cable

Having a built-in charging cable with a charging electronic can be very useful as that charging electronic is going to be usable no matter what. That’s exactly why we added this MaxBoost car charger into this guide. It has a USB-A port that uses Quick Charge 3.0, and there’s the USB-C built-in charging cable that also uses Quick Charge, too. So you always gong to have access to a USB-C charging cable with this car charger, and you can even charge two Quick Charge compatible smartphones with this MaxBoost car charger, too.

Specs of the MaxBoost 36W Quick Charge Car Charger with Built-in USB-C Cable:

  • # Of Ports: 2
  • Output:

Built-in USB-C Cable: 3.6-6.5V/3A | 6.5-9V/2A | 9-12V/1.5A

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

Standard Speed for Standard Devices: 5V/2.0A

Max Output: 36W

  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Weight: 0.8 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 Car Charger

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

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2 Comments

  1. I have an HP Elite X2 1012.
    I purchased the Aker Power Core+ 26800. I am finding it does not work with this laptop.

    The Power Core is fully charged, but..
    When connected to the laptop I get the message “this power source cannot fully power your laptop. For full performance use a higher capacity charger” Then it gives me a link to HP for AC power sources.
    There is no indicator that it is charging on the laptop or the Powercore and the PowerCore appears to turn back off after a few seconds. I’m hesitant to try using another charger on this list since this one doesn’t work. Do you actually have one that you’ve tested on this device that you know does work?

    • Hey there Jason,

      We apologize for placing the PowerCore+ 26800 on the list and we’re going to remove it.

      That said, there is actually a Power Delivery portable charger that is available that can charge the HP Elite X2 1012. It would be this RAVPower 26800 Power Delivery Portable Charger. RAVPower themselves state that the charger is compatible with the laptop on the product page.

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