How to charge Surface Book 3 via USB-C?


How to charge Microsoft Surface Book 3 via USB-C?


It’s really simple to charge your Surface Book 3 via USB-C. Just like the Surface Connect connector, the USB-C connector itself is reversible, so you don’t have to worry about the wrong side plug-in. For Surface Book 3 which required Power Delivery technology for charging over USB-C, you will only need a USB-C PD charger and a USB-C to USB-C cable.

Note Microsoft Surface Book 3 doesn’t support charging via a standard mobile phone charger. Currently, only Microsoft Surface 3 and Surface Go/Go 2 that support charging over a standard mobile phone charger.

In this example, we have an Anker PowerPort Speed PD 30 charger that has a single 30W USB-C PD output port connected and charges the device over a USB-C to USB-C cable:

Surface Go USB-C to USB-C Charging

For more information, check out our Surface Laptop 3 USB-C charging tests which have the same charging mechanism as Surface Book 3 here.

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