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Charge your Surface using the power supply that was designed for your Surface or using a USB Type-C PD charger (for Surface devices that have a USB-C port).

USB-C charging

For Surface devices that have a USB-C port, you can choose to charge your device using that port with a USB Type-C PD charger. If you choose to do so, keep these things in mind:

  • For best performance, we recommend using a USB-C PD charger that provides at least the same wattage as the power supply that was designed for your Surface. For more info about Surface power supplies, see Surface power supplies and charging requirements.

  • If you connect a lower-voltage charger or a USB-A charger with a USB-A-to-USB-C cable, your device may charge slowly or not at all. It won’t use Fast Charging. Please connect a recommended charger instead.

  • If the battery is drained, and the charger you’re using is 60W or higher, your Surface will instantly turn on when you plug it in. If you’re using a charger that uses less than 60W, your Surface must charge to 10% before it will turn on.

  • You can’t charge your Surface with a Surface Connect charger and USB-C charger at the same time. If both are connected, your Surface will only charge from the Surface Connect charger.

  • Surface Studio 2 has a USB-C port and Surface Studio 2+ has 3 USB-C ports, but they don't receive inbound power through USB-C. You should use the AC power cord that came with your Surface Studio 2 or Surface Studio 2+ for power.

Fast Charging

New Microsoft Surface devices support Fast Charging, so you can spend less time charging your device and more time using it on the go. Fast Charging is available when charging with any USB-C port on the device or the Surface Connect port. With Fast Charging, you can charge your battery up to 80% in about an hour on most devices at 25°C (77°F) ambient temperature.

Note: How do I know if my device supports Fast Charging? If your device has a USB-C port, it also supports Fast Charging.

Fast Charging requires two main things:

  • Enough power. Use the Microsoft Surface power supply that was designed for your Surface device. If you're using a USB Type-C PD charger, it needs to provide at least the same wattage as the power supply that was designed for your Surface. For more info about Surface power supplies, see Surface power supplies and charging requirements.

  • Proper temperature range for charging. Temperature between 25C (77F) and 35C (95F).

Notes: 

  • For Surface Go, Surface Go 2, Surface Go 3, Surface Go 4, and Surface Laptop SE, you’ll need to buy a different power supply or USB Type-C PD charger rated at 60W or higher.

  • If you have a Surface Dock and use the 90W power adapter that came with it, Fast Charging can be used when you connect your dock to your Surface.

The information on this page applies to the following devices:

  • Surface Laptop: Surface Laptop 3, Surface Laptop 4, Surface Laptop 5, Surface Laptop 6 for Business, Surface Laptop Go, Surface Laptop Go 2, Surface Laptop Go 3, Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Laptop Studio 2, Surface Laptop SE

  • Surface Pro: Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro 7+, Surface Pro 8, Surface Pro X, Surface Pro 9, Surface Pro 10 for Business

  • Surface Go: Surface Go, Surface Go 2, Surface Go 3, Surface Go 4

  • Surface Book: Surface Book 3

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