Best Chargers for Microsoft Surface Duo

 

The Microsoft Surface Duo is finally here, it joins the market with other foldable phones, but this one is a tad bit different. Instead of having a bendable screen, the Surface Duo is a phone that has two screens and it’s not a bad design at all. Even with its two screens, the Surface Duo can do even better than other folding phones because the two-screen set-up is just better to interact with and can have better organization of the content that you’re working with.

Of course, one of the main factors of a two display screen such as the Surface Duo is that you have more power usage. The Surface does have an AMOLED screen, on top of that you have last year’s Snapdragon 855 processor which is still quite fast, and with the multitasking that this Surface Duo is meant to do, it’s going to be using a lot of power to run.

The good news is that Microsoft Surface Duo is Power Delivery fast charging compatible, so you can fast charge it and get it up to a good power in a short amount of time. In this guide, we’re going to covering the Power Delivery chargers that are best you use with the dual-screen smartphone, whether you’re on the go, in a single place, and with some of the chargers that we mention, you’re able to fast charge your Surface Duo and charge quite a few other devices at the same time.

Aukey Dual 36W Power Delivery Wall Charger

The Microsoft Surface Duo already comes with a single port 18W Power Delivery wall charger, however, having a single port is limiting because you’re only able to charge your Surface Duo and nothing else. So we won’t cover single port PD wall chargers,

That’s why we’re skipping to this Aukey 36W Power Delivery wall charger that has two USB-C PD ports. Each of the ports can output 18W each when you’re charging two devices at the same time, and the max output of the wall charger when charging two devices is 36W, as a result, you’re able to fast charge the Surface Duo and another phone at the same time.

Another benefit of this Aukey PD wall charger is that when you’re charging a single device, the single PD port that a device is charging from is 30W. So this Aukey wall charger is useful for fast charging USB-C PD compatible laptops such as a Macbook. This dynamic wall charger is also quite small and compact because of its use of a foldable plug.

Read Review for Aukey PA-D2 Dynamic PD Wall Charger

Specs of the Aukey PA-D2 36W PD Wall Charger:

  • Output:

Each Port when used at the same time: 18W | 36W Max Output

One Port Used: 30W

  • Input: 100-240V AC
  • LED Power Indicator: 1 Green LED Power Indicator
  • Size: 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Weight: 4.1 Ounces

RAVPower 60W 5-Port Desktop Charger with 45W PD Charging

RAVPower 5-Port Power Delivery USB-C Charging Station

If you want to be able to charge a lot more devices while fast charging your Microsoft Surface Duo, then we recommend considering this RAVPower desktop charger. This charger has a total of five ports, so you’re able to charge five devices at the same time.

The USB-C Power Delivery port has a 45W charging speed, more than enough to fast charge the Surface Duo, and the 45W PD charging speed can also be used for fast charging USB-C PD compatible smartphones. On top of that, you have four other USB-A ports that each have a 12W charging speed.

This isn’t a wall charger, and instead of a desktop charger, so it has a power cord. The use of a power cord does make the charger easier to place it closer to you, but it does hinder portability just a bit if you don’t want to wrap up a cord.

Review for RAVPower 5-Port 45W Power Delivery Desktop Charger

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/2.1A

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

Anker Premium 60W 5-Port Power Delivery Desktop Charger

On the more premium and pricier side, this is Anker’s 5-port Power Delivery desktop charger. This one has a lot of similarities to the previous RAVPower charger that we mentioned. This Anker one has a 30W Power Delivery port, not as high as the 45W PD port on the RAVPower charger, that said, a 30W PD charging speed is still helpful for fast charging the Surface Duo. You can also use the PD port for fast charging laptops.

With the Power Delivery port output being lower, you’re able to have more power available for the four USB-A ports, as a result, you can fast charge from the Power Delivery port and charge another four devices at a relatively fast charging speed.

Review for Anker Premium 60W 5-Port Power Delivery Desktop Charger

Specs of the Anker PowerPort 5 Speed Power Delivery Wall Charger:

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5-9V/3.0A | 15V/2.0A | 20V/1.5A

Each USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A | Max Output of USB-A Section: 6A

  • Input: 100-240V
  • LED Power Indicator: Single Blue LED Indicator
  • Size:  4 x 3.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 8.8 Ounces

UGREEN 20,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Power Bank

 

Portable chargers are one of the more useful types of chargers that you can use, as you can fast charge while you’re on the move. When nit comes to charging the Surface Duo with a power bank, you’re going to need one that has a higher power capacity because the Surface Duo has a 3,577mAh battery.

The first one that we want to recommend is this UGREEN 20,000mAh power bank. A 20,000mAh power capacity is enough to charge the Surface Duo to its full power about three to four times. The reason why you’re not able to get more is that some power capacity is lost during charging and this happens with all power banks.

The charging from this UGREEN power bank is minimal, but it has everything that you’ll need. There’s a single 18W Power Delivery port and a single Quick Charge 3.0 port. You’re only able to use the max power of one port at a time, so if you want to fast charge your Surface Duo with the Power Delivery port then you have to charge it alone via the USB-C Power Delivery port. That said, the use of two fast charging ports is useful if you ever need to charge another device.

Not power-related, this power bank also has a digital power capacity display making it easier to tell how much power is left.

Read Review for UGREEN 20,000mAh 18W Power Bank

 UGREEN 20,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Power Bank Specs
Power Capacity20,000mAh
USB-A Port5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A | 4.5V/5.0A | 5V/4.5A
USB-C Power Delivery Port5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A
USB-C PD Input5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A
Size6.26 x 3.74 x 1.22 inches
Weight1 Pound

Aukey 10,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Slim Power Bank

Aukey 10,000mAh Power Bank with 18W USB-C Power Delivery

Mid-range portable chargers are a good choice if you want a balance of portability and power. However, we have to be honest, you will be getting a lot less full charges from these power banks since they have lower capacities.

In this case, we’re recommending this Aukey 10,000mAh power bank. A 10,000mAh power capacity for charging a Surface Duo is going to get you about 1.5 full charges. You might be able to get two full charges for your Duo, but that’s only possible if you’re not using your Surface Duo at all.

The charging from this power bank is a bit more impressive than the power capacity, as it has three output charging ports. There’s a single 18W Power Delivery port, a Quick Charge port, and a 5V/2.4A (12W) USB-A port. Recharging this power bank is also great because you can recharge it via the Power Delivery port at 18W or you can recharge it via the Micro-USB input port. We recommend using the USB-C PD port for recharging as it has a faster recharge rate.

The form factor of thins Aukey power bank is another great part as the charger has a length of 5.4 inches and a thickness of 0.6 inches, making it very easy to slide into a pocket.

Read Review for Aukey 10,000mAh PD Power Bank

Specs of the Aukey 10,000mAh Power Bank with 18W USB-C Power Delivery:

  • Power Capacity: 10,000mAh
  • Output:

Standard USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A

Quick Charge Port: 5V–6V/3A | 6V–9V/2A | 9V–12V/1.5A

USB-C Port: 5V/3.0A

  • Input:

USB-C Input: 5V/1.5A | 9V/2A

Micro-USB Input: 5V/2.0A

  • LED Power Indicator: Four LED Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 5.8 x 2.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 9.3 Ounces

Aukey 26,800 60W Power Delivery Power Bank

Since the Surface Duo uses to screens, there’s no denying that it’s an absolute powerhouse when it comes to power usage. If you don’t want to recharge a power bank after only a single day or two days, getting your hands on a top tier capacity power bank is your best option. This Aukey 26,800mAh portable charger is one of them.

With a 26,800mAh power capacity, you’re able to charge the Surface Duo to full power about fives before having to recharge the power bank. So basically five days of content used for the power bank. You may also use the capacity to charge other devices to full power, but you may find yourself having to recharge it sooner.

The charging from this Aukey portable charger is one of the best that we’ve seen in general. There are two Power Delivery ports and a single USB-A Quick Charge port. One PD port has an 18W charging speed, while the “In/Out” PD port has a 60W Power Delivery output. We recommend charging the Surface Duo from the 18W PD port and save the 60W Power Delivery port for charging PD compatible smartphones. This Aukey power bank is also able to recharge at 45W with a 45W PD wall charger or higher, but that is is not included in the box. What’s included with the portable charger is a USB-C to USB-C cable, allowing to use the charger right out of the box.

Read Review for Aukey 26,800mAh 65W PD Power Bank

Quick Charge Port USB-A Port (18W)5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
USB-C PD Port (65W)5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/3.25A
USB-C PD Port (18W)5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A
USB-C Input (45W)5V 3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A
LED Power IndicatorFour White Power Indicators
Size6.5 x 3.4 x 1.2 inches
Weight1.5 Pounds

UGREEN CD213 36W Power Delivery Car Charger

Fast charging car chargers are a must now. There are times where you have to commute somewhere and your phone is lower on power. Having your phone fast charge while driving is the best-case scenario because, by the time you reach your destination, you’re going to have a charged up phone. This UGREEN Power Delivery car charger can do just that.

There is a single 18W Power Delivery port and a USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 port. The best part about this UGREEN car charger is that it has a 36W max output, so you’re able to fast charge your Surface Duo via the USB-C Power Delivery port, and fast charge a Quick Charge compatible smartphone at the same time.

The build of this charger is the best that we’ve seen, too, as the car charger has an Aluminum shell and only minimal parts made of plastic.

Review for CD213 36W Power Delivery – Quick Charge Car Charger

 UGREEN CD213 36W Power Delivery Car Charger Specs
USB-C Power Delivery Port18W
USB-A Quick Charge Port18W
Max Output36W
Size3 x 1 x 1 inches
Weight3 Ounces

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