If you’re an owner of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, then you have one of the best laptops on the market currently. Microsoft did take its time with catching up to the competition, such as Apple. Still, with their latest lineup of Surface devices, it’s safe to say that they’ve caught onto technical specifications and beautiful designs.
The Surface Laptop 3, the newest of their lineup, has one of the smallest and slimmest form factors that you can find for a laptop on the market. The laptop comes in two main sizes, a 13.5 inch and a 15-inch display, and either of the models work well. However, in our experience of dealing with laptops, we have to say that it would be better to go with the bigger size.
One of the best parts of the Surface Laptop 3 is its use of USB-C Power Delivery charging, and it’s also one reason why the laptop is so slim. The Surface Laptop only makes use of multiple USB-C and USB-A ports, so it’s minimal with its design but still gives you options for connectivity. The best part of that minimalism is the compatibility of Power Delivery charging that allows you to charge the Surface Laptop 3 using a wide range of different chargers.
You don’t have to settle for brick chargers that most laptops had to use in the past; and instead, you can opt for using chargers such as Mini wall chargers, power banks, or car chargers while you’re driving. The best part is that you can use a Power Delivery charger with an 18W charging speed or higher. In this guide, we’re covering chargers that you can use to charge your Surface Laptop 3.
RAVPower 65W GaN Dual USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
The best part of USB-C being used on larger devices such as the Surface Laptop 3 is that you can use wall chargers that have foldable plugs, and these types of chargers can practically fit into your pocket. This couldn’t be done with laptops that used DC ports that you would have to use a charging brick for.
This RAVPower charger has two USB-C Power Delivery ports, and the ports have a 65W charging speed, which is an ample amount of charging power for charging the Surface Laptop. Even when you’re charging two devices simultaneously, you can still charge the Surface Laptop 3 as the device that requires more charging power takes priority. In our case, we tested this wall charger with a smartphone and a USB-C compatible Lenovo laptop, were able to fast charge a phone and charge the laptop at the same time without losing charging power.
The benefit of getting this RAVPower charger is that it comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable that you can use right out of the box to start charging your Surface device.
|RAVPower PC145 65W Dual USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery (Both Ports)||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/3.25A 65W Max|
|Input||100-240V, 50/60Hz, 1.5A|
|Size||2.2 x 2.2 x 1.2 inches|
Baseus 65W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger with Quick Charge 3.0
If you’re searching for a wall charger that has a USB-A port and still has powerful Power Delivery fast charging, this Baseus wall charger may serve you well. The charger has two USB-C Power Delivery ports, with the top port using a 45W charging speed and the bottom USB-C PD port has an 18W charging speed. Of course, if you want to charge your Surface Laptop faster, use the top port, and if you have a smartphone that you want to fast charge, whether it’s an Android phone or an iPhone, then use the 18W USB-C PD port.
The third port is a USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 port that can fast charge Android smartphones. This Baseus wall charger’s form factor is quite unusual as the charger has a box form factor and is elongated. This makes the wall charger less likely to block surrounding AC outlets when you plug it in, and this is possible due to the charger using GaN tech that enables the charger to be smaller yet outputting more charging power.
|Baseus 65W GaN 3-Port Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port 1||3.3-11V/3A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A 20V/3.25A (65W)|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port 2||3.3-11V/2.7A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.5A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A (30W)|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||18W|
|Size||2.9 x 1.4 x 1.2 inches|
Aukey 100W GaN USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
On the very minimal side, there’s this Aukey Omnia 100W Power Delivery wall charger. The charger only has a single USB-C Power Delivery port that can output up to 100W of charging power. This is hands down a definitive charger when it comes to charging USB-C chargeable laptops in general because a 100W charge rate gives a wide range of laptops for this wall charger to be compatible with.
Your Surface Laptop 3 can charge at its max charging speed with this Aukey charger, and it makes for a perfect travel charger if you don’t mind having a single port to use. Well, that’s also a setback to know that you will only be able to charge a single device at a time.
Even with its 100W charging speed, the single USB-C port can still fast-charge Android smartphones and iPhones. Just remember that for iPhones, you will need a Lightning to USB-C cable.
|RAVPower PD Pioneer 65W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger|
|USB-C Power Delivery port||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | |
15V/3A,| 20V/5A (100W Max)
|Power Indicator||White LED|
|Size||2 x 2 x 1 inches|
Anker PowerPort 60W Power Delivery Desktop Charger
A desktop charger is the way to go if you want to charge many devices simultaneously, and this Anker charger is a good choice. The charger has a single USB-C Power Delivery port and four USB-A ports.
The USB-C port has a 30W charging speed, enough charging power to charge your Surface Laptop; however, it will not charge it at its max charging speed. That said, you do have four USB-A ports that share a 30W charge rate, so you can charge many devices while you’re charging your Surface Laptop 3.
Another benefit of using this Anker desktop charger is that it uses a power cord instead of a built-in AC adapter. With a power cord and a long charging cable, you can have the devices you’re charging closer to yourself or wherever you want them. In contrast, a wall charger has a more limited range.
|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
Possibly the best part of USB-C Power Delivery charging is you can use a power bank to charge your Surface Laptop. We’re not talking bout bulky power banks either; no, Power Delivery power banks are pretty much normal-sized, so you can take them nearly anywhere you want. This includes this very high power capacity RAVPower 30,000mAh power bank.
The Surface Laptop 3 has a 6,047mAh battery size, a large battery that will require a high-capacity power bank to charge to its full power a few times. This RAVPower’s 30,000mAh power capacity can charge the Surface Laptop to its full power about three times or more, and that’s a few days of use without having to recharge the power bank.
As impressive as the power capacity is, the charging from this RAVPower portable charger is even better, with this one using a 90W USB-C Power Delivery port and a USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 port. So charging from the USB-C port enables you to charge the Surface Laptop 3 at its max charging speed. If you’re charging from both ports simultaneously, then the USB-C PD port outputs 65W, while the Quick Charge port outputs 18W.
You can recharge this power bank at 60W with a PD wall charger. However, you have to provide your own. This power bank does come with a USB-C to USB-C cable.
|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|
Excitrus 45W 9,600mAh USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
If you want a power bank on the low-capacity side, then consider this Excitrus portable charger. There are not many lower capacity power banks with higher Power Delivery charging speeds, but this Excitrus charger is one of few with a 9,600mAh power capacity. With a 9,600mAh power capacity, you’re able to charge the Surface Laptop to full power only one time.
Surprisingly, this charger has a 45W Power Delivery charging speed, as the power capacity is so low. A good charge rate for Surface devices in general. There are also two USB-A ports, one featuring Quick Charge 3.0, and the other has a standard 12W charging speed.
You can recharge this power bank at Power Delivery speeds, too.
You are getting less charging power with this Excitrus power bank, but you get a small size in return, with this power bank having a length of 4 inches and a thickness of only 0.9 inches. Making it possible to fit this laptop power bank into your pocket.
Not really charging-related, but this power bank also has a digital display that shows the remaining power capacity.
|Excitrus 9,600mAh 45W Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||20V/2.25A | 15V/3A | 12V/3A | 9V/3A | 5V/3.0A (45W)|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||3.6V-6.0V/3A | 6.0V-9.0V/2A | 9.0V-12.0V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-A Standard Port||5V/2.1A (10.5W)|
|Max Output||USB-C Power Delivery Port Alone: 45W |
When Charging Multiple Devices: 25W
|USB-C PD Input||20V/2.25A | 15V/3A | 12V/3A | 9V/3A | 5V/3.0A (45W)|
|Size||4.3 x 2.5 x 0.9 inches|
Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger
Once again, another benefit that comes with USB-C Power Delivery is its use with car chargers. This means that you can have your Surface Laptop 3 charging while you’re driving. This Nekteck Power Delivery car charger has a powerful 45W USB-C charging port that can charge your Surface Laptop at a fast speed. The charger also has a USB-A port with a 12W charging speed, and with the car charger having a 57W max output, you’re able to use both ports at the same time at max power.
This Nekteck car charger also brings the whole package with an included 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|