The first Microsoft Surface Go was a great portable computer, it was able to bring a computer to an extremely small and usable form factor. Of course, you would need the type cover for the tablet as it didn’t come with one, but adding a type cover and having the 8GB version of the Surface Go ensured that you would have one of the best experiences with a compact and portable computer.
Now there’s the Surface Go 2, a faster version of the first one as it uses a better processor with it now using the 8th gen Intel Core M3 processor, and the screen also has slimmer bezels, so you get less of that closed-in feeling. One major thing that is carried over from the original Surface Go is that Go 2 also has a USB-C port that can be used for connectivity, and charging.
That said, we honestly wished they would have done away with the Surface Connect port and replaced it with another USB-C or another two USB-C ports. However, the use of a USB-C port makes charging the Surface Go 2 a lot more convenient and that’s because you can use a Power Delivery charger to charge the portable computer, and for such a portable device, using a Power Delivery power bank to charge the Surface Go is the best way to charge it.
In this guide, we’re going to cover a few power banks that are best to charge the Surface Go 2 that has the same 3,411mAh battery as the original, so we’re aiming for power banks in the higher capacity range, and we’re also going to be mention PD power banks that use an 18W Power Delivery charging speed or higher as anything lower won’t charge the Surface or will charge it very slowly.
Aukey 26,800mAh 60W Power Delivery Power Bank
Even though the Surface Go 2 has a small battery, the tablet computer still uses a lot of power as it’s capable of so many things. So you’re going to be running out of power rather quickly, and so having a high capacity power bank with fast charging can give you a better potable charging experience.
This Aukey power bank has a 26,800mAh power capacity, and this is tons of power that can charge the Surface Go to full power about four to five times. However, you’ll likely be charging your tablet while using it, so full power charges may vary. A 26,800mAh power capacity is not only useful for charging the Surface Go, but it can also be useful for charging other devices to full power as there’s so much to use.
The charging speed is also very fast as there are three fast charging ports. There are two USB-C Power Delivery ports, with one outputting 60W and the other can output 18W. The other USB-A port features Quick Charge, so you’re able to fast charge Quick Charge compatible Android smartphones.
The 60W Power Delivery port is the one that you would use to charge your Surface Go as it’s able to charge the Microsoft tablet at its max charging speed. The 18W PD port is more helpful for charging smartphones with, and you can charge the Surface Go with the 18W port but it’s going to charge a lot slower.
You’re also able to recharge the power bank at Power Delivery speeds with a PD wall charger, but this power bank does not come with a wall charger, and only comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable.
|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 Indicator||Four White Power Indicators|
|Size||6.5 x 3.4 x 1.2 inches|
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 45W Power Delivery Power Bank
Another 26,800mAh Power Delivery power bank, this one comes from Anker. Anker is of the best brands on the market when it comes to charging electronics and has proven itself through its many products and even more positive reviews.
This PowerCore+ portable charger has a 26,800mAh power capacity, the same as the previous Aukey power bank, so you’re looking at using the power bank multiple times without having to recharge it.
The charging from this Anker power bank is also great as it has a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port for charging your Surface Go 2 at its max charging speed. Two USB-A ports share a 15W output for charging an additional two devices.
Along with the power bank, this PowerCore+ also comes with a 60W Power Delivery wall charger that you can use to recharge the power bank at its max charging speed. You can also use the included wall charger to charge your Surface Go, and the power bank comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable. Most Power Delivery power banks on the market come with a USB-C to USB-C cable, there are very few that come with a wall charger, and we think that this Anker power bank brings the whole package.
Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Bank with 45W Power Delivery Charger:
- Capacity: 26,800mAh
Both USB-A Charging Ports: 5V/3.0A
USB-C Port: 45W
- Input: 45W through USB-C input with a Power Delivery USB-C Wall Charger
- LED Power Indicator: Yes
- Size: 6.5 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches
- Weight: 1.3 Pounds
Crave PowerPack 50,000mAh Power Delivery Power Bank
If you’re in search of a power bank with a massive, and we’re talking about a huge power capacity, then we recommend taking a look into this Crave PowerPack portable charger. Alright, so this Crave power bank has a 50,000mAh power capacity, and this the highest capacity that you’re able to find when it comes to portable chargers before they become portable power stations with AC outlets.
Yes, an absurdly high power capacity does make this power bank large and heavy and you won’t be fitting it into your pocket. That said, a 50,000mAh power capacity can last you weeks and makes this power bank reliable for charging your Surface Go 2, and plenty of other devices to full power without having to worry about running out of power anytime soon.
There are two USB-C Power Delivery ports on this power bank, with one 60W Power Delivery charging speed and the other PD port has an 18W charging speed. There are also two Quick Charge USB-A ports for fast charging Quick Charge compatible smartphones.
This Crave PowerPack also come switch a 45W Power Delivery wall charger and a USB-C to USB-C cable. With all that said, we will say this power bank is higher priced than other power banks in this guide, but we think it’s justified because of all the charging power that the power bank has and what’s included with the power bank.
Specs of the Crave PowerPack 50,000mAh:
- Power Capacity: 50,000mAh
USB-C PD 18W: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A | 15V/1.2A
USB-C PD 60W: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/3.0A
USB-A Quick Charge 3.0: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A
USB-A Quick Charge 3.0: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A
18W Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A | 15V/1.2A
45W Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/2.25A
- LED Power Indicator: 4 White power indicators
- Size: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches
- Weight: 3 Pounds
RAVPower 20,100mAh 45W Power Delivery Power Bank
This RAVPower portable charger sits at the lower capacity range in comparison to the other power banks in this guide, as it has a 20,100mAh power capacity. This much power capacity is still quite a lot and enough for the power bank to last a few days without needing a recharge even when it comes to charging the Surface Go and for charging other devices with it.
The charging power from this power bank is more simple than other portable chargers in this guide as it has two output ports. One port is a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port and the other is a standard 5V/2.4A USB-A port. So the Power Delivery port does have some very powerful charging, but the USB-A port only uses standard charging.
|RAVPower 20,100mAh 45W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A (45W Max)|
|Power Indicator||Four Power Indicators|
|Size||7 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches|
ZMI 20,000mAh 45W Power Delivery USB Hub Power Bank
Many power banks do double as something else, and in this case, this ZMI power delivery power bank can be used as a USB Hub. The charger has a 20,000mAh power capacity, so it’s still in the high capacity range and will last you a few days.
On top of the power capacity, the charging is also powerful because it has a 45W Power Delivery port and two USB-A ports that share an 18W charging speed. So if you’re charging only a single device via the USB-A ports then that port can charge at Quick Charge speeds.
The extra feature that we’re talking about with this power bank being a USB Hub is that once you connect a device via the USB-C port, then the two USB-A ports on this power bank can be used as a USB hub.
So if you’re charging the Surface Go 2 via the USB-C Power Delivery port, which you should, then you can use both of the USB-A ports to connect a mouse, flash drive, keyboard or any other connectable devices to the Surface Go. This is super handy as the Surface is a computer and it doesn’t have any built-in USB-A ports, but this ZMI power bank does and acts as an adapter for extra ports and fast charging.
Specs of the ZMI 20,000mAh USB-C Power Delivery Portable Charger and USB HUB:
Initial Capacity: 20,000mAh
Output Capacity: 14,800mAh
USB-C: 5-20V MAX 45W (15/3A) or 40W (20V/2A);
USB-A Quick Charge: 5V/2.4A 9V/2A 12V/1.5A
USB-A Standard: 5V/2.4A (18W Max)
Max Output: 45W
USB-C: 5-20V MAX 45W
- LED Power Indicator: 4 White LED Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 6.3 x 3.2 x 0.8 inches
- Weight: 14.2 Ounces
iMuto 30,000mAh 45W Power Delivery Power Bank
Going back into the very high power capacity ranges, this is an iMuto power bank with a 30,000mAh power capacity. A very high capacity that can charge the Surface Go 2 multiple times, and on top of that, it can be used to charge other devices to full power, too.
The charging power is also great because the iMuto power bank has a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port and two USB-A ports. To add to the high capacity and powerful charging, this power bank also has a digital screen for the power capacity. It’s a great package, but the only flaw that we want to point out is that this power bank comes with a USB-A to USB-C cable and not a USB-C to USB-C cable, which doesn’t make much sense, as its main selling point is its USB-C Power Delivery port.
Specs of the iMuto 30,000mAh 45W Power Delivery Power Bank:
- Power Capacity: 30,000mAh
Standard USB-A Ports: 5V/2.4A
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A (45W)
- Input: 5V-20V (45W Max)
- LED Power Indicator: Digital Indicator
- Size: 6.6 x 3.4 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 1.2 Pounds
Aukey 10,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Power Bank
Up till now, we’ve only been covering very high power capacity portable chargers in this guide as they’re the ones that use the more powerful 30W and over Power Delivery charging. Well, the Surface Go can charge using lower, 18W Power Delivery charging, but it will charge slower.
The reason why you want to consider using something like this Aukey power bank is because of its portability, as the charger has a length of 5 inches and a thickness of only 0.6 inches. So you’re able to easily slide the power bank into your pocket. This can be done with a few other power banks on this guide, but you’re not going to be getting the same slimness or the lightweight as you would with this Aukey power bank.
Of course, this smaller form factor is only achieved due to the lower 10,000mAh power capacity that can still be used for charging the Surface Go 2 to full power about one or two times. The charging power is also weaker as the power bank has an 18W Power Delivery port, so expect your Surface to charge quite a bit slower.
The impressive part about the charging though, is that this power bank has three ports, and so you’re able to charge three devices at the same time. There’s the Power Delivery port, a Quick Charge port, and a standard USB-A port.
Specs of the Aukey 10,000mAh Power Bank with 18W USB-C Power Delivery:
- Power Capacity: 10,000mAh
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
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