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Need a replacement Chromebook charger? These are your best choices.
Most Chromebooks offer all-day battery life, and they run on Google’s light and fast Chrome OS. However, even the best batteries hit zero eventually, so you’ll want a trusty charger handy. If your current charger shows some wear or you’ve lost it, it is time to upgrade. Here are some of the best Chromebook replacement chargers you can pick up right now.
Many Chromebook manufacturers have historically used unique connections, so there aren’t many universal options. However, USB-C is becoming the preference of most newer models. This is why we also added a section with universal chargers, for those with older Chromebooks that don’t use USB-C.
If you’re trying to improve your Chromebook experience, we also have a list of the best overall accessories for your Chromebook.
The best replacement Chromebook chargers:
Note: This list can be a bit confusing as some newer models rely on USB-C charging, while others use a DC plug. Double-check your Chromebook carefully before you order!
ASUS Chromebook charger
The ASUS 45W N45W-C1 Adapter is suitable for charging most ASUS Chromebooks that juice up via USB-C, which includes most released in the last couple of years. Even the most powerful ASUS gaming Chromebooks charge at 45W, so spending more on faster ones is unnecessary. Unless you want to, that is. In which case, it also offers a really nice 65W option that is smaller and looks better. It’s also much pricier, though.
HP Chromebook charger
Most HP Chromebooks charge at 45W speeds, but the company has something very special if you’re looking for a replacement charger. It is slimmer, has a great design, and even sports a braided cable. To sweeten the deal, it also supports charging speeds of up to 65W. Most modern HP Chromebooks now support USB-C, which is the port this charger uses. This means you can use it with more power-hungry devices and any other tablet or smartphone.
Samsung Chromebook charger
Samsung’s replacement Chromebook charger comes from Superer, and it even features an extra-long 10-foot cable. It’s pretty powerful, with a max output of 65W, but it works with modern Samsung Chromebooks, such as the Galaxy Chromebook 2 and Galaxy Chromebook 2 360.
Dell Chromebook charger
If you have a Dell Chromebook and need to replace your charger, you won’t find a better option than this one. The Dell Slim Power Adapter can juice up your Chromebooks at up to 45W, looks excellent, and has a long meter cable. You can upgrade to the 65W or 130W versions if you want something much faster.
Anker Prime 20,000mAh Power Bank
So far, we’ve only covered manufacturer chargers, but including a third-party option is important. Especially when a charger is as awesome as the Anker Prime 20,000mAh Power Bank. This isn’t just a great charger; it’s also a power bank with a 20,000mAh battery. This means you can charge your Chromebook on the go.
Battery aside, this is also a high-speed charger. In fact, you can use it to charge two Chromebooks if you wish. It has a max output of 200W. Each USB-C port can charge at up to 100W. And you can also charge the device itself at up to 100W. The only real downside is that you will need to purchase a cable separately. It’s also a pricey charger at $129.99 MSRP, but it is definitely one of the best Chromebook chargers, and you can use it for all your mobile devices, really.
Universal Chromebook chargers
These last two replacement Chromebook charger options are the most convenient and flexible options. Because they connect using a variety of swappable port tips that can accommodate far more than just Chromebooks. You can even use them to charge other electronics, such as small appliances, routers, and more.
ASUS 90W Universal Adapter
Those looking for a universal charger for DC plug-powered Chromebooks likely won’t find anything nicer than the ASUS 90W Universal Adapter. It is small and portable, but can charge devices at up to 90W. You also get three swappable DC plugs that measure 4mm, 4.5mm, and 5.5mm. This should cover most Chromebook users. It’s pricey, though.
ZOZO 90W AC Laptop Charger
If you want to spend much less on a replacement Chromebook charger, and also want a wide variety of DC plugs, it’s hard to beat the ZOZO 90W AC Laptop Charger. It comes with 16 interchangeable tips! Not to mention it has a max output of 90W, which is plenty powerful for most laptops, not just Chromebooks. It has well over seven thousand reviews on Amazon, averaging at 4.4 stars, so we know plenty of people like it.
Chromebooks can struggle to charge for any number of reasons. You’ll want to ensure that there is no dirt in your charger or Chromebook and that you’ve plugged the charger firmly into your outlet.
It depends — both your Chromebook and phone need to have USB-C ports. Manufacturer-specific chargers with DC ports will not work with your phone. Also, depending on your charger and Chromebook, you may get slow charging speeds, or they may not work together at all.
If both your Chromebook and smartphone have USB-C ports, this doesn’t always mean you can use your phone charger to charge your Chromebook. Your phone charger may charge a Chromebook really slowly. That said, some devices now come with fast charging that can hit 45W and more. If you have one of these chargers, it should work on a Chromebook as long as it supports at least those speeds.
This is a bit of a tricky answer. If you don’t have an outlet handy, you can always try using a power bank or a car charger. If your Chromebook has a USB-C port but doesn’t use it primarily for charging, you can go to the Power menu and select to charge via USB-C.
Well, you can’t charge your Chromebook faster than the speeds it supports, though you can do several things to extend your battery life and charge less often. It may help lower the brightness, turn off Bluetooth, and remove peripherals like a wired mouse. That said, you can ensure you maximize fast charging speeds by having a charger with speeds equal to or higher than what the Chromebook supports.