Use the USB-C charging base with Surface Slim Pen

Applies to: Surface Devices

The USB-C charging base is an accessory designed for the Surface Slim Pen. Here's how to set it up and use it with your Surface.

Get to know USB-C charging base


Image of Surface Slim Pen charging in the USB-C Charging base

  1. USB-A to USB-C cable
  2. USB-C port
  3. Charging base
  4. Surface Slim Pen

Start using your pen


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Set up your pen

To use your pen for the first time, charge it to wake it up. Here's how:

  1. Plug the USB-C end of the cable into the charging base.
  2. Plug the other end of the cable into a USB-A power source, like your Surface.
  3. Place your pen in the charging base. Wait for a moment, then remove the pen to start writing on your Surface. 

When the LED light on your Slim Pen turns amber, place it in the charging base to recharge the battery. For more info about the indicator light, go to Use Surface Slim Pen.

Pair your Slim Pen to a Surface

Use Bluetooth to pair your pen to a Surface: 

  1. Select Start  > Settings  > Devices  > Add Bluetooth or other device  > Bluetooth .
  2. Press and hold the top button of your pen for 5-7 seconds until the LED light flashes white to turn on Bluetooth pairing mode.
  3. Select Surface Slim Pen to pair your pen.

If you have a Surface Pro X, use Swift Connect to automatically connect your Slim Pen. To do this, simply write on the screen with your pen.