Microsoft has definitely been stepping up its game recently with its tablets and laptops, and that’s mostly because of their competition, Apple. With their laptops featuring betters specs and also with the release of the Microsoft Studio desktop, it’s something that has bought the best of multiple things into one. On the tablet side, Microsoft doesn’t really have any hardcore sole tablets but that’s not really the case anymore with there now being a tablet and laptop hybrids on the market.
Microsoft’s newest tablet, their Surface Go, is here to make a powerful appearance with its use small form factor a battery life that can last and a price that is competitive with Apple’s iPad. The problem or rather lack of the Microsoft tablets is that they mostly lack Power Delivery compatibility and actually require you use to Microsoft’s own power cord to charge. The Surface Go is different and for the better, because you use can charge it with a Power Delivery charger through its USB-C port.
Of course, the main thing is finding a Power Delivery charger to charge it with and many communities have found that if you’re going to use a third-party charger to charge the Surface Go, that it’s best to use a 45W USB-C Power Delivery charger to ensure that you’re charging the Go at a fast enough charging speed. In this guide, we’re going to covering the chargers to use for the Surface Go while you’re either in one place or on the move with a power bank or a car charger.
Anker PowerPort Speed 1 60W Power Delivery Wall Charger
The first wall charger that we have to recommend is the most simple type of wall charger that you can use to charge your Surface Go, and that’s because this is Anker’s PowerPort Speed 1 Power Delivery wall charger. The number “1” means that there’s only a single port to be used with this charger. So you can only charge a single device with it. The great thing about this charger is just how powerful it is with its use of 60W of Power Delivery charging
For a long time, Anker has had their 30W Power Delivery wall charger on the market, but this one has double the amount of power. So you can charge your Surface Go and other Power Delivery compatible devices such as more powerful laptops are also able to charge with this wall charger.
The main flaw with this charger is its use of a single port though, of course, if you’re adamantly going to charge a single device at a time, then this one is definitely for you. However, let’s look at other options that make use of more than one port.
Specs of the Anker 60W Power Delivery Wall Charger:
USB-C Port: 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 18V/3A | 20V 3A (60W)
- Input: 100V-240V/AC
- LED Power Indicator: Single Blue Indicator
- Size: 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 5.1 Ounces
Baseus 45W 2-Port USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
Going up a port, this is Baseus’ Power Delivery wall charger that makes use of two charging ports. There’s one USB-C Power Delivery port that has a 45W charging speed, and there’s a USB-A port that has a 5V/2.4A charging speed. The Power Delivery charging is lower than the previous Anker charger that we mentioned but it hits the 45W charging power rate that we need to charge the Surface Go and more importantly it makes use of an additional port that allows you to charge another device at the same time.
Specs of the Baseus 45W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger:
USB-C Power Delivery Port:
PD Speeds: 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A
Quick Charge Speeds: 3.6V~6.5V/3A | 6.5V~9.5V/2A | 9.5V~12V/1.5A
USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A
- Input: 100V-240V/AC
Aukey 60W Power Delivery Desktop Charging Station
Even though this Aukey charger makes use of three charging ports, it still has a form factor of a desktop charging station with its use of a power cord, instead of a built-in AC adapter. Well, that’s because this charger makes use of powerful 60W charging and a power cord is actually better in some cases because you can have the charger closer to you.
So the USB-C Power Delivery does indeed supply 60W of charging power which is great for charging the Surface Go and it can also be useful for charging a Dell XPS 15 laptop which actually requires that you use a 60W charger in the first place. The other two ports are USB-A ports that each share a 12W (5V/2.4A) charging speed.
The best part of this charger is that you can use the max power of the Power Delivery port and the two USB-A ports at the same time and that’s because it has a 72W max power output.
Specs of the Aukey 60W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station:
USB-C Port Power Delivery: (PDO) 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V 3A | 20V 3A (PPS) 3V–21V/3A
USB-A Ports: 5V/2.4A | Max Output: 12W
Max Output: 72W
- Input: 100V-240V/AC
- LED Power Indicator: None
- Size: 4 x 3 x 1.2 inches
- Weight: 7.6 Ounces
RAVPower 5-Port Power Delivery USB-C Charging Station
This RAVPower charging station is definitely one that you want to consider getting if you want to have the ability to charge quite a few other devices at the same time. So there are a total of five ports on this charger. One is the USB-C Power Delivery port and it surprisingly has a 45W charging speed, and that’s surprising considering that there are four other USB-A ports.
The only real downside to this charger is that the four USB-A ports share a 15W charging output, but on the bright side, you can still charge your Surface Go while you charge another four devices at the same time.
Specs of the RAVPower 5-Port Power Delivery USB-C Charging Station:
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/2.4A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A (45W)
USB-A Port: 5V/2.1A
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
Satechi 60W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station with Quick Charge
There are very few wall chargers and charging stations that make use of Power Delivery and Quick Charge, but this Satechi charger is, fortunately, one of them. The charger actually breaks expectations, and that’s because it manages to use three USB-A ports with one of them featuring Quick Charge and the USB-C Power Delivery port has a 60W charging speed. The other two USB-A ports have a standard charging speed of 5V/2.4A.
So if you have a Quick Charge compatible smartphone such as a Galaxy, LG, HTC, or any other Quick Charge compatible phone, then this Satechi charging station is a great option as you can make use of two fast charging technologies.
Something that this charging station features that not many other chargers have is a light sensor, and so when it’s dark in the room the LED power light on the charger dims so it’s not a disturbance while you sleep.
Specs of the Satechi 75W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station:
Quick Charge Output Capacity: 5,900mAh
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
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
Jackery SuperCharge 26800 45W Power Delivery Portable Charger
So the great thing about a portable device such as a tablet/laptop being compatible with USB-C Power Delivery is that you’re able to use more accessible portable power solutions and that would be power banks. The use of Power Delivery portable chargers has grown steadily over time and that’s what we’re here to recommend.
That said, there are still few 45W Power Delivery portable chargers on the market, but let’s check out what’s available.
The first Power Delivery portable charger that we want to recommend is Jackery’s Supercharge power bank. First, the power capacity of this power bank is very high at a 26,800mAh power capacity. Since the Surface Go has a 3,411mAh battery capacity, this basically means that you can charge the tablet to its full power about 6 times, if that’s all you’re using this power bank to charge with. We realize that charging the Surface Go to full power 6 times does not take up the entire power capacity of the Jackery SuperCharge, but that’s because power is lost during charging.
On the charging side, there are two ports to use. The power bank has a USB-C Power Delivery port with a 45W charging speed, and there’s a USB-A port that features Quick Charge.
To recharge this power bank you have to use the USB-C port and the best part is that you can recharge this power bank at Power Delivery speeds with a 45W Power Delivery wall charger (that comes with the power bank) that you can use to recharge the power bank at its max charging speed. You can also use the wall charger to charge your Surface Go directly.
Specs of the Jackery Titan X 20,800mAh 45W Power Delivery Portable Charger:
Initial Capacity: 20,800mAh
Output Capacity: 15,400mAh
Quick Charge USB-A Port: 5V–6.5V/3A | 6.5V–9V 2A | 9V–12V/1.5A
USB-C PD Output: 45W
iMuto 20,100mAh 45W Power Delivery Portable Charger
This iMuto power bank is quite similar to the previous Jackery power bank that we just mentioned before. However, there are quite a few differences, with the first one being that it has a lower power capacity of 20,100mAh, so you can expect about 4 full charges for the Surface Go. That said, just remember that those full charge estimates are based on solely charging the Surface Go and nothing else at the same time.
On the charging side, there’s the 45W USB-C Power Delivery port and there’s a Quick Charge USB-A port.
For recharging this power bank there are two ways, you can either use the USB-C Power Delivery port to recharge the power bank at Power Delivery speeds, or you can use the Micro-USB input port with a slower recharge rate of 5V/2.1A.
This power bank does not come with a Power Delivery wall charger so you’ll have to supply your own to recharge it at max power, that said, even if you don’t have a Power Delivery wall charger, using the USB-C port with a standard wall charger for recharging is still better than using the Micro-USB input port.
Specs of the iMuto 20,100mAh 45W USB-C Power Delivery Portable Charger:
Initial Capacity: 20,100mAh
Output Capacity: 15,000mAh
USB-C Power Delivery: 5V-20V/2.25A (45W)
USB-A Quick Charge Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A
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
RAVPower 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger
A car charger that features Power Delivery might sound ridiculous but the best part about them is that they really do exist. This car charger comes from quite a well-known brand in the charging electronics space, RAVPower. The USB-C Power Delivery port on this car charger has a 45W charging speed, and there’s another port with a 5V/2.4A charging speed. You can actually use the full power of the two ports at the same time as it has a 57W max charging rate.
Specs of the RAVPower 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger:
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 45W
USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A (12W)
Max Output: 57W
- Input: 100V-240V/AC
MaxBoost 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger with Quick Charge
If you have a Quick Charge compatible smartphone then it’s best to consider this MaxBoost car charger. That’s because this car charger not only has a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port but it also has a USB-A port that features Quick Charge. The max output of this car charger is 63W so you can use the max power of the two ports at the same time. Perfect for charging a Quick Charge compatible smartphone at its max charging speed, and charging your Surface Go with a Power Delivery car charger.
Specs of the MaxBoost Quick Charge and 45W Power Delivery Car Charger:
USB-C Port: 45W
USB-A Port: Quick Charge or a 5V/2.4A Charging Speed for Standard Devices