Can the lower power surface charger work on a pro?

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  1. godson594

    godson594 Active Member

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    I just need a cheap charger to keep at work, I don't care about the USB port here at work but I need something I can keep plugged into my SP2 so it doesn't die..


    Would it work okay?

    Sorry if this has been asked I couldn't find the answer
     
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    Excellent question actually, I'm wondering too :) I just traded in my Surface RT at BB to get my SP2, and kept the charger. I wonder if I can use the RT charger safely (would be great at work as a trickle charger...)
     
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    The Surface charger on the Microsoft Store site (which works with both RT and 2) probably works fine for a Surface Pro 2 since it works for a Surface Pro 1 and Pro 2 uses the same charger as Pro 1, as far as I've heard.
     
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    Well, the SP1 and 2 chargers are 48W, while RT is 24W and much smaller. Normally I would just try it, but I have had a bad experience :) My wife has a 13" MBP and I have the 15". 13" comes with a smaller charger, and one night I was using my 15" to edit a movie, and accidentally plugged her charger in. It overheated in 30 minutes and was a good conversation piece at the Apple Store...
     
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    Just got the surface 24W charger today (did not want to travel with the monster that comes with Pro 2)
    Use the Pro 2 charger at Home and office
    Travel with the little guy.
    Takes a little longer o top up but not a problem.
     
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    Thanks! This is exactly what I needed to hear ;)
     
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    If it works I am going for this one , my out of stock charger has started to give me errors now and again , thinking of keeping a backup if the stock charger fails , cant risk being out of charger.
     
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    I was working with Surface tech support recently on my SP2. I asked if I could use the RT charger on my SP2. He said sure, but will only charge at 1/2 speed. He also said I could use the SP2 charger on my RT. Since I have both, I've used both chargers on either machines. No apparent issues so far.
     
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    Yeah I would think it would work fine for charging the battery when the machine is shut off.
     

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