Microsoft’s Surface device lineup has to be one of the most innovative when it comes to portable tech that is insanely powerful while still being incredibly easy to take anywhere. This is the case for the Surface Pro devices that are tablet/laptop hybrids that use detachable keyboards, so you can easily switch between the two. With the latest Surface Pro 8, Microsoft has done it again to deliver the best of both worlds and possibly overdelivering in some cases.
The first thing that is known is that the Surface Pro 8 does not have a 4GB RAM model, and instead, it starts at 8GB, which is a good thing because it ensures that you’re using a powerful device to keep up with your usage. The Surface Pro 8 is all about being used as a full-fledged computer, especially with the latest Intel Core i5 processor on lower-end models and the more powerful Intel Core i7 used on higher-tier models.
You also choose 16GB or 32GB of RAM and 1TB SSD storage with higher-tier models. Also, yes, the SSD is standard across all the models, but they vary in size and are easily interchangeable. One of the most notable software features of the Surface Pro 8 is the use of a 120Hz refresh rate display that makes animations on-screen look so much smoother that you’ll have a problem with going back to 60Hz. That said, the higher refresh rate can hurt battery life, and we’re hoping that Microsoft will include variable refresh rate settings eventually.
With all these upgrades, one of the most important factors has to remain the same, which would be using a USB-C port to charge from on the Surface Pro 8. An accessible way to charge the Pro 8 is possibly one of the best features, especially for small and lightweight devices. That’s why in his guide, we’re covering chargers you can use for the Surface Pro 8 that provide a great charging experience.
SAIL01 65W GaN Dual USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
When it comes to charging your Surface Pro 8, you want to go with a Power Delivery charger with a 30W charge rate or higher, and for the first charger, we’re recommending it’s well over that range. This is the SAIL01 65W Power Delivery wall charger that has two USB-C PD ports.
The port you’re going to use to charge your Surface Pro 8 will be USB-C 2, as it has the higher 65W power output if you’re charging a single device with the wall charger. Charging two devices simultaneously results in USB-C 2 lowering its charge rate to 45W, while USB-C 1 outputs 18W. Even if you’re charging two devices, a 45W charge rate for your Pro 8 is a lot of power, and you can still fast-charge a smartphone via USB-C 1.
Also, if you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy S20 or S21, then you can use USB-C 2 to super fast charge the phone at 25W.
The size of the SAIL01 wall charger is tiny for the power that it can output because it has a length and width of just 2 inches and a thickness of 1 inch. It’ll likely be the smallest charger that you’ve ever owned within this power range, and to top it all off, the SAIL01 wall charger comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable in the box; this way, you can start charging your Surface Pro 8 as soon as you get the SAIL01.
|SAIL01 65W Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C 2 (One Device Charging)||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/3.25A (65W)|
|USB-C 2 (Two Devices Charging)||5V/2.4A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/2.25A (45W)|
|PPS via USB-C 2||5V-11V/3.0A (25W)|
|Input||AC 100-240V 50/60Hz 1.5A|
|Size||2 x 1 x 2 inches|
Baseus 100W GaN USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
If you’re not looking to charge multiple devices simultaneously via your Power Delivery wall charger but want lots of charging power, this Baseus wall charger is a good choice. This Baseus charger has a single USB-C Power Delivery port with a 100W power output. A 100W power output can charge most USB-C chargeable devices and charge your Surface Pro 8 at its max charging speed. That said, will it charge the Pro 8 faster than, say, a 65W charger? No, but getting this Baseus wall charger is a good way of future-proofing your charging needs for any other powerful devices that you may need to charge.
Of course, the flaw with this wall charger is that it only has a single USB-C port, so you can only charge a single device. Considering that the Baseus wall charger has a 100W power output, it’s tiny, and with its use of a foldable plug, the charger is great for portability. Thankfully, this charger does come with a USB-C to USB-C cable included in the box.
|Baseus 100W GaN2 USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/12V/3A | 9V/15V/20V/5A (100W)|
|Samsung Super Fast Charging (PPS)||45W|
|Input||100-240V~, 50/60Hz, 2.5A Max|
|Size||4.5 x 3.7 x 1.1 inches|
Cirtek 100W 4-Port USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
Another option for a 100W Power Delivery wall charger is this Cirtek one, but this one has four ports, so you have a lot more options to charge many devices simultaneously. The charging speed you receive from this wall charger depends on how many devices you’re charging, the max output is 100W, but that is divided the more devices you charge simultaneously.
If you’re charging a single device via USB-C 1, it will output 100W; charging two devices via the two USB-C ports will have one output of 65W, and the other will output 30W. Charging all four devices simultaneously will result in USB-C 1 outputting 45W, USB-C 2 30W, and the two USB-A ports will output 7.5W. That is still an excellent charge rate from USB-C 1, which is the port that you’ll want to use to charge the Surface Pro 8, and you can still have three other devices charging.
The form factor of this charger is still a wall charger with a built-in AC plug, so it’s a pretty small charger that is easy for travel. Included in the box is a USB-C to USB-C cable.
|Cirtek 100W 4-Port GaN Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 (Single Device Charging)||100W|
|USB-C 1 + USB-C 2||65W + 30W|
|USB-C 1 + USB-C 2 + USB-A||45W + 30W + 18W|
|USB-C 1 + USB-C 2 + USB-A + USB-A||45W + 30W + 7.5W + 7.5W|
|Input||100 - 240V - 50/60Hz 2.5A Max.|
|Size||3.15 x 1.3 x 3.15 inches|
Baseus 65W 20,000mAh USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
Since Microsoft’s Surface Pro lineup is so easy to be portable with, using a portable charger may be your go-to choice for charging the Surface Pro 8. You have to make sure that the power bank you’re getting has enough power capacity to charge the Pro 8 to full power at least once, and the USB-C Power Delivery port has a high enough power output.
This Baseus power bank fits your portable charging needs for the Surface Pro 8 pretty well because it has a 20,000mAh power capacity that can charge the Pro 8 to full power about one time. You will have leftover power to use, but not enough for another full recharge.
Charging power is not lacking as the Baseus power bank has a 65W USB-C Power Delivery port that can be used to charge the Surface Pro 8 and a host of other USB-C chargeable devices. Two USB-A Quick Charge ports can be used while you’re charging your Surface, and they’re able to fast charge most Android smartphones.
The Baseus power bank uses a digital display that shows charging status and remaining power capacity.
|Baseus 20,000mAh 65W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|Single Port Charging||USB-C PD Port: 65W |
USB-A Port: 30W
USB-A Port: 30W
|Two Port Charging||USB-C PD Port: 45W |
USB-A Port: 18W
USB-A Port: 18W
|Three Port Charging||30W Shared|
|Input||60W via PD Port |
18W via Micro-USB input port
|Size||6.06 x 2.55 x 1.06 inches|
RAVPower 30,000mAh 90W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
Even though RAVPower was booted from Amazon, we still think their products are quality, although their selling methods weren’t. This 30,000mAh portable charger of theirs is one of the best on the market when it comes to charging larger and more powerful devices that charge via USB-C.
This RAVPower portable charger has a 30,000mAh power capacity that can recharge the Surface Pro 8 to full power about two times if it’s the only device you’re charging with this power bank. There are two powerful ports; the power bank has a 90W USB-C Power Delivery port and a USB-A Quick Charge port. The USB-C port can output 90W only if you’re charging a single device, but when charging two devices, the USB-C PD port outputs 65W, while the USB-A port outputs 18W; this is because the max output of the power bank is 90W.
The better part is that you can recharge the massive 30,000mAh power capacity in a short time because the power bank has a 60W recharge rate; make sure you use a 60W PD wall charger or higher.
Included in the box is a USB-C to USB-C cable that you can use to charge your Surface or recharge the power bank, too.
|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|
MAXOAK 45W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank with AC Outlet
If you’re looking for an AC power bank that also uses Power Delivery, this MAXOAK one is a good choice. It doesn’t quite fit into the territory of being a power station because it’s still relatively small. At the same, it’s larger than a regular power bank, but it’s not too large or heavy, and you can likely take it anywhere you want to.
This MAXOAK power bank has one 45W USB-C Power Delivery port and two USB-A Quick Charge ports on one side of the power bank. On the other side of the portable charger is where you’ll find the AC outlet that can output 100W; the AC outlet can be used to power a laptop charger or smaller appliances that fit within the 100W power output range.
The power bank comes with a 30W wall charger that you may use to recharge the power bank, and it includes a USB-C to USB-C cable.
|MAXOAK 99Wh 100W AC10 Portable Power Bank Specs|
|Power Capacity||99Wh | 26,756mAh|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A (45W)|
|Both USB-A Ports||5V/2.1A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|AC Outlet||100W | 140W Peak Power|
|Size||7.1 x 3.9 x 2.3 inches|
Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger
When it comes to Power Delivery car chargers, it can be somewhat challenging to find a powerful enough one to charge a laptop, basically what the Surface Pro 8 is. This Nekteck car charger is definitely within the scope of charging the Pro 8 using a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port. The car charger also has a standard USB-A port with a 12W charge rate, and when charging the two devices together, the Power Delivery port doesn’t lose power because the max output of the charger is 57W.
When purchasing this Nekteck car charger, something is different because it includes a USB-C to USB-C cable. Most car chargers don’t have a cable in the box.
|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|