1. rchapman80's Avatar
    So I purchased an i5 Surface Pro (2017) during the Christmas sales and so far i'm loving it. Probably my favorite device in a long time. it replaced a MacBook Pro and iPad. love having only one deice instead of two.

    Anyway, I'm looking to get a second AC Adapter for my travel bag. I see that Microsoft sells two versions. A 65w ($75) and a 102w ($100). My Surface Pro came with a 65w. is there any benefit to getting the 102w? Will it charge faster? if so would it be noticable and worth the extra money? Does anyone use the 102w with there Surface Pro?

    thank you
    01-12-2018 07:14 PM
  2. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    I just ordered this. sound reliable.

    65W Charger for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Pro 4 Surface Laptop Book Pro 5 2017 11Ft, Aaweal 15V 4A Adapter with USB Charging Port and 6Ft Supply Power Cord , Including a storage pouch bag Model 1706

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074X6KZL4...pUvbUpU3728737
    01-12-2018 07:34 PM
  3. rchapman80's Avatar
    Let me know how you like it. How you feel about quality and durability compered to the Microsoft adapter. I saw the on amazon but i'm skeptical about third party adapters. Bad experience.
    01-15-2018 10:48 PM
  4. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    I ended up getting the MS dock. Highest quality and very useable. Stock charger is now my #2 .

    Microsoft Surface Dock.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0163HP38W...pUvbUpU3729319
    01-16-2018 01:18 PM
  5. ClintRo's Avatar
    I purchased an aftermarket charger, it has very good reviews and I have had no issues. I have probably only used it a few times because this battery is a beast. So, not sure how long it will last or how well it will do long term. That said you always take a chance with aftermarket items.

    Here is the one I have:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...pUvbUpU3729432
    01-17-2018 07:21 AM
  6. rchapman80's Avatar
    Thanks, I will probably try one of these. I won't be using it often but I like to have 2 chargers. One for my bag and one for the house. In this use case I have a hard time dropping the $80 for the Microsoft one.
    01-18-2018 12:22 PM
  7. forgedbygeeks's Avatar
    I am just wondering if it's safe to use the 102w charger with the Pro3 and Pro2017
    01-24-2018 10:21 AM
  8. xmason99's Avatar
    I use this one. Works as well as OEM, and much cheaper:

    https://www.amazon.com/KINGDO-Surfac...pUvbUpU3730797
    01-24-2018 10:27 AM
  9. rpuyana's Avatar
    IMO, the best solution for a travel or secondary AC charger would be a USB-to-Surface adapter/dongle. For example, with a USB-C to Surface dongle I could charge my Surface Pro using the same charger that I carry in my backpack for my Pixel 2 XL.

    Microsoft insisted that this dongle would be coming in 2017, but nothing....
    01-24-2018 03:42 PM
  10. rchapman80's Avatar
    Great idea but the pixal charger that comes with it is an 18w, half the watts of the surface pro adapter. I'm not certain that it would even keep the charge while using it. It would also take twice as long to charge it when not using it.

    I think this is the one down fall of USB-C. For those that don't know that the wattage matters when charging larger devices like laptops.
    01-24-2018 04:03 PM
  11. Joe Blo2's Avatar
    None...Msft has hardware issues. FLICKERGATE anyone??? Get a Dell HP or Lenovo.
    02-01-2018 03:17 PM
  12. excalibur1814's Avatar
    None...Msft has hardware issues. FLICKERGATE anyone??? Get a Dell HP or Lenovo.
    ... Because Dell or Lenovo have never had any issues \s

    You might have a short memory.
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    02-03-2018 04:40 PM
  13. gernerttl's Avatar
    I just recently upgraded from an SP3 to the SP (2017). I found out the old 65W AC adapter does not work with the SP (2017).

    I have the i7, 8GB, 256GB SP (2017) and evidently it needs more power than my old SP3, i5, 4GB, 128GB.
    Yesterday 06:06 PM
  14. ClintRo's Avatar
    I used the old SP3 charger with my SP5 (2017) it worked fine, maybe a bit slower but worked all the same. This was a few months back however the SP3 is now gone to my niece.
    Today 08:11 AM

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