At this point, there are a wide-range of portable devices, from large and heavy gaming laptops that let you play the latest games no matter where you, to more productivity laptops that are slim and lightweight. Portability is at an all-time high, and fewer people are looking for desktop computers as they want to have the experience of using a computer wherever they go. Microsoft has definitely been one of the leading brands in portability and power with their Surface lineup, especially with the Surface Go.
The first Surface Go was an incredible portable tablet/laptop hybrid, and it really showed what was possible if you wanted to have a mini-computer that didn’t have a large size, weighed barely anything. Thankfully, Microsoft continues this with the Surface Go 2, a more powerful version of its predecessor. The Go 2 uses a more powerful Intel Core M3 processor that you can choose to go with. It also has smaller bezels, so you get more screen space.
With the Surface Go 2 using more power with its new processor, especially if you go with the 8GB model, which we recommend as it makes the Go 2 more snappy, these specs’ main setbacks are that they can drain battery power quickly. The Surface Go 2 is a capable mini laptop, but just like the first one, that battery can be a weak point, but the charging is accessible as ever. You’re able to charge the Surface Go 2 via its Surface Connect port or its USB-C port with a Power Delivery charger. In this guide, we’re covering chargers you can use for the Surface Go 2, all of which can be reliable in nearly every situation, and best of all, the chargers in this guide are compatible with Android smartphones and iPhones.
RAVPower 90W Dual USB-C Power Delivery GaN Wall Charger
Alright, one of the best parts of charging the Microsoft Surface Go 2 is how easy it is to charge. Most USB-C chargeable laptops on the market require that you use a certain wattage of Power Delivery for charging to happen, such as 30W or 60W. That does not matter with the Surface Go 2, as you can use an 18W Power Delivery charger, and the tablet will still charge.
This first RAVPower wall charger will provide a great charging speed for your Surface while also having plenty of power for charging other USB-C PD devices. The charger has two USB-C Power Delivery ports, and if you’re charging two laptops simultaneously, each of the ports can output 45W, and a 45W charging speed is powerful for most laptops to start with.
In this case, since the Surface Go 2 is more of a tablet, this RAVPower charger can split charging power with the first USB-C port outputting 60W and the second USB-C port outputting 30W. A 30W charging speed is great for the Surface, and if you have a USB-C chargeable laptop such as a Surface Laptop, or a larger surface 2in1 such as a Surface Pro X or Pro 7, then the top 60W PD port can be used for those more powerful devices.
You can charge a single device, and the wall charger will be able to output 90W from a single USB-C port. The charger itself is tiny thanks to its GaN tech use that makes the charger small and still outputting lots of power.
|RAVPower PD Pioneer 90W Dual USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C PD Port 1||18W | 30W | 45W | 60W | 61W | 87W | 90W|
|USB-C PD Port 2||18W | 30W | 45W | 60W | 61W | 87W | 90W|
|Laptop + Laptop Charging||45W - 45W|
|Laptop + Phone Charging||60W - 30W|
|Input||AC100-240V, 50/60Hz 2.5A|
|Power Indicator||Blue LED|
|Size||2.5 x 2.5 x 1.2 inches|
Aukey 36W Dual USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger with Dynamic Charging
There’s this Aukey dual Power Delivery wall charger with less charging power on a lower-priced side. The charger has two USB-C ports, and each of the ports can output 18W if you are charging two devices simultaneously. As we mentioned before, you can charge the Surface Go 2 using an 18W charging speed, and the tablet will still be able to charge up even when you’re using it.
As a result, you can charge your Surface Go and fast charge a smartphone simultaneously. The other benefit of this Aukey wall charger is that you can charge the Surface alone, and the USB-C PD port will output 30W, so you can get fast charging whenever you need it by just unplugging one other device that’s charging.
|Aukey Focus 36W PA-D2 PD Wall Charger Specs|
|Each Port when used at the same time||18W Each Port | 36W Max Output|
|One USB-C Power Delivery Port Used||30W|
|Input||AC 100–240V 50/60Hz|
|Size||2.5 x 2.3 x 1.4 inches|
PowerAdd 45W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
On a more normal side, there’s this PowerAdd wall charger. This charger’s normal part is its use of only a single USB-C Power Delivery port and two standard USB-A ports. The USB-C PD port can output 45W, so this PowerAdd wall charger can charge the Surface Go 2 at its max charging speed.
At the same time, if you want to charge another two devices at the same time, you can do it via the two USB-A ports. Neither of the two USB-A ports features Quick Charge 3.0, so they don’t feature fast charging. The good news is that the max output of this wall charger is 57W, so you can use all of the ports at the same time without losing charging power.
|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|
Anker 60W Premium 60W USB-C Power Delivery Desktop Charger
A wall charger is easy to use and very portable as they use built-in AC adapters. However, wall chargers almost make it difficult to have your devices close to yourself when you’re charging them; in those cases, a desktop charger may be better.
This Anker Premium 60W Power Delivery desktop charger has five ports to charge from, and it uses a power cord. The charger has a 30W USB-C Power Delivery port and a four standard USB-A port. So you can fast charge your Surface Go while charging another four devices via the USB-A ports. Since the four USB-A ports share a 30W power output, you’re also able to use a good amount of power even if you’re charging a few devices at the same time.
Since this is a desktop charger, it uses a power cord, this makes it easier to place the charger close to yourself; so if you have an AC outlet on the other side of a room, the power cord and the cable that you plug into the charger make it easier to have everything where you want them to be.
|Anker PowerPort 5 Speed Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5-9V/3.0A | 15V/2.0A | 20V/1.5A (30W)|
|Each USB-A Port||12W|
|Power Indicator||Blue LED Power Light|
|Size||4 x 3.1 x 1.1 inches|
RAVPower 30,000mAh 90W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
Since the Surface Go 2 is such a small and lightweight tablet/laptop, you may take it anywhere you go, and you may even find it useful for long road trips. In those cases, a high-capacity power bank may be the best type of charger to use for the Surface as the portable charger can last a long time without needing to be recharged.
This RAVPower portable charger has a 30,000mAh, and just to put this into perspective, the Surface Go 2 has an 8,000mAh battery. So even this 30,000mAh power capacity portable charger is still somewhat low in comparison. However, this is still enough power for charging the Surface to full power about three times, so you can keep using your Surface Go 2 without having to worry about losing power for about three days or more, depending on how often you use it.
The ports’ charging speed is also incredible, as the power bank has a 90W USB-C Power Delivery port and a Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A port. So you can charge your Go 2 at its max charging speed no matter where you are. You can use the Quick Charge 3.0 port to fast charge Quick Charge compatible Android smartphones; even when you’re charging two devices at the same time, the USB-C Power Delivery port lowers to a 65W power output, which is still enough to fast charge your Surface Go 2.
You can recharge this power bank at 60W with a PD wall charger, but you have to use your own. This power bank does come with a USB-C to USB-C cable in the box.
|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|
Aukey 10,000mAh Fast Wireless Charging 18W Power Delivery Power Bank
As we mentioned at the start of this guide, the best part of charging the Surface Go 2 is to use nearly any Power Delivery charger, as it can charge with an 18W charging speed. An 18W charge rate is the base of the Power Delivery. So if you want a small and slim power bank that you can use to charge your phone and charge your Surface primarily, this Aukey power bank is a good choice.
The charger has a 10,000mAh power capacity. Clearly a lower capacity than the RAVPower charger that we recommended, and it likely won’t get you to a full charge, but it can come close. Most phones can get to full power about one time or more.
The USB-C Power Delivery port has an 18W charging speed, and as a result, can be used to charge your Surface Go 2 at an acceptable speed, but it won’t charge at max power. There is also a Quick Charge port on this power bank and even wireless charging at the top, making this power bank even more worth getting for most phones.
|Quick Charge Port||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C PD Port||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|Samsung Phones Wireless Charging||10W|
|iPhone Wireless Charging||7.5W|
|Other Wireless Charging Smartphones||5W|
|USB-C Input||5V/3A | 9V/2A|
|Micro-USB Input||5V/2A | 9V/2A|
|LED Power Indicator||Four White Power Capacity Indicators | Orange Indicator for Wireless Charging|
|Size||5.6 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches|
Nekteck 45W Power Delivery Car Charger
As we said, the Surface Go 2 is a great road trip tablet computer, so if you’re taking a break from driving and using your Surface occasionally and heading back on the road, then you’re going to have to charge it. A Power Delivery car charger is a must, and this Nekteck PD car charger is a good choice.
The charger has a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port to fast charge the Surface while you’re driving, and if you have another USB-C chargeable laptop, such as a Macbook or any other USB-C laptops, this Nekteck car charger can charge those, too. There is a USB-A port with a 12W charging speed, and since the car charger has a 57W max output, you can use both ports at their max power at the same time.
Another benefit of getting this Nekteck car charger is that it includes a USB-C to USB-C cable in the box. Most car chargers don’t include a cable.
|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|
UGREEN 18W Power Delivery Car Charger
This UGREEN car charger is more on the simple side when it comes to charging. The charger has an 18W USB-C Power Delivery port and a USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 port. You can use the USB-C PD port for charging your Surface Go 2; however, the downside is that the charger has a max output of 18W. So you can only charge your Surface and no other devices at the same time if you want fast charging.
|UGREEN CD130 Power Delivery Car Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||18W|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||18W|
|Size||3.86 x 2.36 x 1.1 inches|