Best ways to keep your Surface Go charged on the go Windows Central 2020

If you use your Surface Go on the road a lot you'll probably be interested in a great battery pack. And the Dell Notebook Battery Bank is a great battery pack.

Our pick

Dell Notebook Power Bank

A huge but portable battery pack for your Surface Go

This 65Wh will power your Surface Pro or any USB-C powered PC for hours on end, perfect for those long days on the go.

Who should buy this battery pack?

If you're a frequent traveler, student, or really anyone who spends a long time away from a power outlet, this battery pack will make sure you never run out before you get to the end of your day. Or maybe even your day and the next day!

Is it a good time to buy this battery pack?

It's a fairly new product so there's little worry of an imminent update, but also little money has been taken off its initial asking price, so now it's definitely a good time to buy.

Reasons to buy

  • Huge capacity
  • Charge any USB-C device
  • Charges over regular USB

Reasons not to buy

  • Quite expensive

A USB-C battery for your Surface Go and more

One of the bonus features of the Surface Go is that it can charge over USB-C as well as through the standard Surface Connect port. Which gives you a little more flexibility when it comes to portable charging.

This battery bank from Dell has a large 65Wh capacity and can deliver up to 65W of power, and Dell has rated it for up to 16 hours of life on the XPS 13. So you know it'll give you plenty on your Surface Pro, potentially even a couple of days use on a longer trip.

This is all the portable battery bank you'll ever need.

The pocket-sized battery bank you charge your phone with won't cut it with the Surface Go, but this one will certainly charge your phone as well, and will adjust its power output accordingly.

It might be a little pricey, but it's all the portable battery bank you'll ever need.

Alternatives to the Dell Notebook Power Bank

The Dell isn't the only good choice, and if you're looking for something a little less expensive, then this might be right for you.


Ravpower USB-C PD battery pack

Affordable and reliable USB-C power

Coming with the all-important USB-C PD, this battery pack from Ravpower will still charge your phone as well as your Surface.

This is a more affordable option and while it won't deliver as much additional battery life, it's still a great battery pack delivering the performance you need at a great price.

Bottom line

The Dell Notebook Battery Bank is a truly incredible accessory to use with your Surface Go, delivering the extra life you need on the go while being compact enough to slot into any bag.

It's quite pricey, though, and if you're on a tighter budget then the RAVPower is a worthy alternative. It's got decent capacity and the all important USB-C PD tech to keep your Surface Go topped up.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Richard Devine is a Reviews Editor at Windows Central. You'll usually find him deep in hardware, gaming, both or drinking root beer for which he openly has a mild addiction.

Daniel Rubino is executive editor of Windows Central. He has been covering Microsoft since 2009 back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Surface, HoloLens, Xbox, and future computing visions. Follow him on Twitter: @daniel_rubino.

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