1. kelton's Avatar
    This seems to be such an obvious question, but googling didn't help....so here it goes:

    Can I safely use the surface 3 micro-USB charger to charge a cell phone? (in this case, a Note 4)
    02-23-2016 05:48 AM
  2. justapps's Avatar
    I remember reading somewhere to only use it with the Surface 3.
    02-23-2016 06:17 AM
  3. Brad Allison's Avatar
    I use mine from time to time for my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge + and it works.
    02-23-2016 06:37 AM
  4. kelton's Avatar
    Well, if I were a betting man....I'd assume that it is fine.

    It seems rather dangerous to create such a charger....which could easily be mistaken for any old phone charger......that would damage people's phones. The uproar would be incredible.

    But, I do not trust myself on this. Surely, there is a definitive answer coming soon! The Samsung S6 response is probably sufficient, though.
    02-23-2016 07:47 AM
  5. rider2040's Avatar
    I have been using my Surface 3 charger to charge anything that has a Micro USB port, including my Band 2, Lumia 640, Bose Headphones, and Kindle Paperwhite. There has been no negative impacts of me doing this since I got my Surface in June 2015.
    02-23-2016 08:14 PM
  6. GizmoEV's Avatar
    USB power specifications are standardized. You won't have any issues using the Surface 3 charger on any standard USB chargeable device.
    02-23-2016 09:21 PM
  7. Haden Blau's Avatar
    I started charging my Lumia 928 with the Surface charger about a month ago. It charged it fine and quick. Only thing I noticed was over the past weeks the Surface has been saying 'plugged in, not charging' more and more and now it doesn't charge it at all. Does the same thing on my mom's Surface 3 too. It never did that before I started charging my phone with it regularly. Coincidence? Anyways contacted support and they're sending a replacement charger. Not planning on charging my phone with the new one. Just me though.
    02-24-2016 11:33 PM
  8. kelton's Avatar
    oh yea... I didn't think of the possible damage to the charger.

    Well, the problem you describe seems to occur with other people, too..... irrespective of whether they use that charger for other devices. So, your problem may be related to something else.
    02-25-2016 06:19 AM
  9. GizmoEV's Avatar
    I started charging my Lumia 928 with the Surface charger about a month ago. It charged it fine and quick. Only thing I noticed was over the past weeks the Surface has been saying 'plugged in, not charging' more and more and now it doesn't charge it at all. Does the same thing on my mom's Surface 3 too. It never did that before I started charging my phone with it regularly. Coincidence? Anyways contacted support and they're sending a replacement charger. Not planning on charging my phone with the new one. Just me though.
    Charging your Lumia 928 did not damage the Surface charger. That is an issue with the charger. Mine has done the same thing. After not using it a while it will sometimes charge my Surface but more often it doesn't. I've gone to a 2 port 2.4A charger that is working just fine now. It is a Ventev charger. MS needs a redesigned charger.
    02-25-2016 11:53 PM

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