3 affordable ways to keep your Surface Pro charged on the go

No use of a standard connector for charging your options with the Surface Pro and mobile charging. Although phones can be easily connected to batteries & car chargers, the Surface Pro needs a little more attention when you are looking for power accessories. But the excellent portable battery from Batpower is a great place to start.

Surface Pro battery

Power on the road

Batpower portable charger

A great way to power on the go.

It's big, it's heavy, but you can pack it and work with your Surface Pro without worrying that it is nearly empty.

The problem with using a battery pack with the Surface Pro is two-fold. First, you need sufficient capacity and output to actually charge the thing. The second is the connector of the first party. That means you need a battery pack that comes with a suitable cable and that it is an all-round beast.

The Batpower is a battery that comes with a 98Wh capacity, and it has a whole range of USB ports to connect to your various devices. It also comes with a Surface charging cable in the box, so you can use it while you are on the road to charge your machine.

It weighs 20 ounces, and the only real drawback is that it takes a little time to recharge. But it is small enough to be used on an airplane, making it a perfect carry bag wherever your Surface Pro goes.

Surface Pro car charger and inverter

In the Batmobile

Batpower Car charger

A great way to power on the go.

It's big, it's heavy, but you can pack it and work with your Surface Pro without worrying that it is nearly empty.

As with portable batteries, the problem is usually that you have to find one with the Surface connector on it. There are a few, but one company seems to have the best all-round solution, a solution that can also help you with a battery pack.

Batpower not only offers a 110W car charger powerful enough to fill the battery in your Surface Pro, but also a separate USB cable. You get one with the car charger, but if you only need the cable, you should also give it a look.

The Batpower charger is not cheap, but it is well recommended and is strong enough to actually charge your Surface Pro.

A useful inverter

BESTEK 300W inverter

Use your normal Surface Pro charger.

By using this great power inverter, you can use your normal Surface Pro charger wherever you have your car.

With a power inverter you can use the cigarette lighter of your car and then in the right socket to use your normal wall adapter for your Surface Pro. Or whatever, for that matter.

There are also USB ports that can be used when the inverter is turned off (which turns off the power outputs and the cooling fan). Such a thing would not be sufficient for not only your Microsoft tablet, but also a few smartphones and other hardware. Make sure you limit usage when the engine is turned off to save your vehicle's battery.

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