Best Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Replacement Charger Windows Central 2020
The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is one of the best laptops on the market right now and as an added bonus, you can charge it up over USB-C. That opens you up to a world of possibility when it comes to your charging hardware, but if you're looking for an extra or a replacement charger, you can't beat the official 45W charger from Dell.
- Best Overall: Dell 45W USB-C charger
- Best Multi-device Charger: AUKEY 60W USB-C Charger
- Best Car Charger: Batpower 120W USB-C car charger
- Best for Travel: RAVPower GaN tech USB-C charger
- Best Portable Battery: Dell Notebook Power Bank Plus
Best Overall - Dell 45W USB-C charger
If for any reason you need to replace your charger, perhaps because it's lost or damaged, the good news is you can simply buy a new one from Dell. The official 45W USB-C charger is a simple choice, since it offers guaranteed performance and compatibility.
At 45W it's ample to give your XPS 13 2-in-1 a quick top up, and the way Dell designed it makes it a superb travel companion, too. It's super compact and the cord wraps all the way around the brick for convenient storage.
The only downside if there really is one, is that you can only charge one device at a time, but if you have a tablet that also charges over USB-C, you'll only need to pack this one power brick.
- Offical Dell product
- Efficient charging
- Can only charge one device at a time
Can't fail with the official product
If you need a replacement the best solution is to go back to Dell and get a genuine replacement that you can rely on.
Best Multi-device Charger - AUKEY 60W USB-C charger
The beauty of the USB-C standard is that laptops, tablets and smartphones are all beginning to adopt it for charging purposes. That means it's entirely possible to pack just one charging brick and be able to top up all of your hardware at once.
That's where this superb 60W charger from AUKEY comes in. It has the all-important USB-C PD (power delivery) standard, which allows it to reliably charge up high-capacity devices like laptops. As an additional bonus, there are two standard USB ports that will charge at up to 2.4A to give your phone and tablet some juice at the same time.
AUKEY's adaptive charging tech will also ensure that your devices are charged efficiently, and safely, across all connections.
- Charge three devices at once
- Efficient power delivery
- Quite chunky
- Must supply own cables
Best Multi-device Charger
This AUKEY charger is all you need for all your devices
This USB Type-C charger can supply enough to charge the laptop and two other devices at the same time.
Best Car Charger - Batpower 120W USB-C car charger
Supporting charging over USB-C means it's actually pretty easy to keep your XPS 13 2-in-1 charged up while in the car. Road warriors will love this 120W USB-C car charger that will keep it ready to go at your destination, while also being able to add power to a phone, tablet, or even a Nintendo Switch as well.
The USB-C PD port on the Batpower maxes out at 90W, which is more than enough to get a good, quick charge on the XPS 13 2-in-1. The two standard USB ports top out at 18W, which is fine for a smaller device like a phone.
Batpower also includes some cables in the box with the charger, so you're ready to hit the road as soon as you crack it open. It's well priced and a really solid package all round.
- Charge three devices at once
- Cables included
- Up to 90W over USB-C
- Quite large for a car charger
Best Car Charger
Serious charging from the inside of your car
This little charger is powerful enough to keep your laptop, phone and tablet topped up all from your car's 12V socket.
Best for Travel - RAVPower GaN tech USB-C charger
A new charger for your laptop doesn't have to be an actual brick anymore, and as the technology has matured the size has decreased. We're now in a position that you can get a powerful enough charger to top up a laptop into a tiny, pocket-sized block like this.
It's the new generation GaN technology that makes this charger up to 50% smaller while maintaining a full 61W power output, which is ample for keeping the XPS 13 2-in-1 charged.
It's incredibly efficient, charging laptops quickly wherever you are. The size makes it perfect for packing in your bag for a trip, and the 18-month warranty offers peace of mind.
- Tiny size
- Powerful and efficient
- Quick charging
- USB-C to USB-C cable not included
Best for Travel
Tiny but powerful
This pocket-sized power brick has enough packed inside to charge your laptop and is perfect for hitting the road with.
Best Portable Battery - Dell Notebook Power Bank Plus
Fancy tech and tiny wall chargers are great, but what about the times you're not actually in a position to plug in to a wall outlet or your car? A battery pack is still the most reliable way to ensure you never run out of power at the wrong moment, and Dell has just the thing for the job.
It's a little pricey, but one thing you're getting is guaranteed support, backed up by a solid warranty and Dell's build quality and reliability. The cable to charge your laptop is built into the Power Bank Plus, too, so there's never any danger of leaving it behind.
It's also got an additional USB port to charge your phone or tablet from at the same time, and with a maximum output of 65W you'll be getting great power delivery the whole time.
- 65W max power output
- Built in laptop charging cable
- Quite expensive
Best Portable Battery
When there's no power, you have power
When there's no power source available, break out this little box and keep your laptop and your productivity rolling for hours longer.
Whatever your reason for needing a new charger for your XPS 13 2-in-1, you've got plenty of choice thanks to Dell's decision to use USB-C as the charging port. Whatever the specific situation you need a new one for, there's something to take care of you.
But if you're hunting for simply a great replacement, there's little reason not to go to Dell and just grab the company's own official USB-C charger.
You know exactly what you're getting, it's compact enough to stash in even a lightly packed travel bag, and it doesn't cost a lot.
Credits — The team that worked on this guide
Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently, you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
Rich Edmonds is a staff reviewer at Windows Central, which means he tests out more software and hardware than he cares to remember. Joining Mobile Nations in 2010, you can usually find him inside a PC case tinkering around when not at a screen fighting with Grammarly to use British words. Hit him up on Twitter: @RichEdmonds.
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