Charging Pro through USB port

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  1. surfpro

    surfpro New Member

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    Hello All, new pro user.

    Does anyone have experience with external power juice pack, like mophie, connecting to the Pro USB port for charging?
    Is this possible?
     
  2. HD_Dude

    HD_Dude New Member

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    Great question!

    If that were true, yes, we could use all the external battery packs we've accumulated over the years...my favorite is the Trent Cruiser, which holds a massive charge. And immediately, there goes any concern about battery life on the Pro.

    But...

    I would guess the answer is no. I think that even though smartphones and typical tablets get power through the same port that they sync, I am inclined to believe ours cannot do the same. Plus, I would be concerned about frying the unit - by putting power in the wrong port.

    I hope one of the true Surface experts can help.
     
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    No the Pro can't charge through the USB port.
     

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