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Here’s some info about charging your Surface and what Microsoft-licensed power supplies are available for Surface. 

Connect your charger

To begin charging your Surface, connect the power supply that came with your Surface to a power source—a wall outlet, power strip, or surge protector.

Connecting your Surface to power

You can plug the charging connector into the charging port on your Surface in either direction. 

When the power supply is connected to your Surface and plugged into a power source, the LED indicator on the tip of the charging connector will be lit when your Surface is getting power. If the LED indicator isn’t lit, you may have a problem with your power supply. For more info, see What to do if your Surface power supply or charger doesn't work.

The Battery icon on the right side of the taskbar shows an electrical plug when your Surface is charging. Hover your mouse over the icon for info about the charging and battery status, including the percentage of power remaining. It can take a few hours to fully charge the battery when it’s empty. If you’re using your Surface for power-intensive activities like gaming or video streaming while you’re charging it, it might take longer to charge.

Some Surface devices support Fast Charging and let you charge your Surface using USB Type-C. For more info, see USB-C and Fast Charging for Surface.

Buy a power supply

If you’re interested in purchasing an additional power supply, or upgrading your power supply, see Microsoft Surface power supplies at the Microsoft Store.

Surface power supplies are designed to work with Surface. We strongly recommend only using a genuine Microsoft or Microsoft-licensed power supply, one that either came with your Surface or was purchased separately, to charge the battery.

Important: Third-party compatibility

Some third-party accessories may be incompatible with your device or are potentially counterfeit, so we strongly recommend that you purchase and use original Microsoft or Microsoft-licensed devices or accessories only. Use of incompatible or counterfeit accessories, batteries, and charging devices could result in damage to your device and pose a possible risk of fire, explosion, or battery failure leading to serious injuries, or other serious hazards. Damage caused by use with products, not manufactured, licensed, or supplied by Microsoft is not covered under the hardware warranty.

Safety and regulatory information

To view the safety and regulatory information for Surface and Surface power supplies, including shipping information and AC power cord safety, see Product safety warnings and instructions.

Here’s some info about charging your Surface and what Microsoft-licensed power supplies are available for Surface. 

Connect your charger

To begin charging your Surface, connect the power supply that came with your Surface to a power source—a wall outlet, power strip, or surge protector.

Connecting your Surface to power

You can plug the charging connector into the charging port on your Surface in either direction. (For Surface 3, the charging connector must be plugged in with cable extending down and the LED indicator facing you.)

When the power supply is connected to your Surface and plugged into a power source, the LED indicator on the tip of the charging connector will be lit when your Surface is getting power. If the LED indicator isn’t lit, you may have a problem with your power supply. For more info, see What to do if your Surface power supply or charger doesn't work.

The Battery icon on the right side of the taskbar shows an electrical plug when your Surface is charging. Hover your mouse over the icon for info about the charging and battery status, including the percentage of power and time remaining. It can take a few hours to fully charge the battery when it’s empty. If you’re using your Surface for power-intensive activities like gaming or video streaming while you’re charging it, it might take longer to charge.

Some Surface devices support Fast Charging and let you charge your Surface using USB Type-C. For more info, see USB-C and Fast Charging for Surface.

Buy a power supply

If you’re interested in purchasing an additional power supply, or upgrading your power supply, see Microsoft Surface power supplies at the Microsoft Store.

Surface power supplies are designed to work with Surface. We strongly recommend only using a genuine Microsoft or Microsoft-licensed power supply, one that either came with your Surface or was purchased separately, to charge the battery.

Important: Third-party compatibility

Some third-party accessories may be incompatible with your device or are potentially counterfeit, so we strongly recommend that you purchase and use original Microsoft or Microsoft-licensed devices or accessories only. Use of incompatible or counterfeit accessories, batteries, and charging devices could result in damage to your device and pose a possible risk of fire, explosion, or battery failure leading to serious injuries, or other serious hazards. Damage caused by use with products, not manufactured, licensed, or supplied by Microsoft is not covered under the hardware warranty.

Safety and regulatory information

To view the safety and regulatory information for Surface and Surface power supplies, including shipping information and AC power cord safety, see Product safety warnings and instructions.

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