Chromebooks pack impressive battery life, and they run on Google’s light and fast Chrome OS. However, even the best batteries run out, so you’ll want a trusty charger close at hand. If your current charger shows some wear or you’ve simply lost it, now is the 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. We’ve tried to cover a few of the top manufacturers and some good USB-C Chromebook laptop chargers.
Best replacement Chromebook chargers:
- Acer Chromebook charger
- HP Chromebook charger
- Samsung Chromebook charger
- Dell Chromebook charger
- USB-C Chromebook chargers
Note: This list can be a bit confusing as some newer models rely on USB-C charging, so double-check your Chromebook carefully before you order!
Acer Chromebook charger
Nearly all Acer Chromebooks, and some Windows-powered Acer laptops, use the same 65W charger. As a result, chargers are very easy to find and easily affordable. Specifically, this connector has an internal diameter of 1mm and an external diameter of 3mm. The charger works with Acer Chromebooks from 11 to 15 inches and the Aspire S5, R, and V.
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HP Chromebook charger
The HP-compatible Janboo charger we’ve chosen packs the same 65W level of output as the Acer charger, though the connectivity is different. HP utilizes a distinctive blue-tipped charger with a 3mm internal diameter and a 4.5mm external diameter. This charger works with HP’s Chromebook 14 and Envy 15 lines, as well as others.
Samsung Chromebook charger
Samsung’s Chromebook replacement charger comes from Superer, and it even features an extra-long seven-and-a-half-foot cable. It’s less powerful with a max output of 26W, but it works with both the Samsung Chromebook 2 and Chromebook 3. Newer Samsung options have switched to USB-C, so read on if this doesn’t fit your needs.
Dell Chromebook charger
The 65W Nicpower charger is perfect if you’re looking to replace your Dell’s Chromebook laptop charger. Its internal diameter is 5mm, and the external diameter is 7.4mm, so the charger will work with select Latitude, Vostro, and Inspiron laptops as well. With a total length of nearly 10 feet, the Nicpower charger offers the freedom to work wherever you’re comfortable.
USB-C Chromebook chargers
These last two Chromebook replacement chargers are the most convenient and flexible options. Because they connect via USB-C, you can try these chargers with far more than just Chromebooks. You can easily use them to charge select Android phones, headphones, and power banks at varying speeds.
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Pwr Plus USB-C Charger
The Pwr Plus charger’s first option sets itself apart by having the longest cable on this list. With a range of 12 feet, you don’t have to be close to an outlet to have reliable charging. Pwr Plus emphasizes that this charger is perfect for Lenovo laptops and Chromebooks, though you can use it for any USB-C device with varying speeds.
Nekteck USB-C Charger
This last charger is an excellent choice if you’re looking to beef up your Chromebook charging station. The cable is built into the body, so you won’t have to worry about accidentally disconnecting it like a few other options. Nekteck’s charger features a six-foot USB-C fast charging cable that carries a USB-IF certification for security. It intelligently identifies your device and adjusts the charging speed up to 45W.
Chromebook charging FAQ
Q: Why is my Chromebook not charging?
A: Chromebooks can struggle to charge for any number of reasons. You’ll want to make sure that there is no dirt in your charger or Chromebook and that the charger is firmly connected to your outlet.
Q: Can I use my Chromebook charger for my phone?
A: It depends — both your Chromebook and phone need to have USB-C ports. Manufacturer-specific chargers like those mentioned above 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.
Q: Can you charge a Chromebook with a phone charger?
A: It depends. See the answer above.
Q: Can you charge a Chromebook without the charger?
A: This is a bit of a tricky answer. If you’re stuck without an outlet, 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.
Q: How to charge a Chromebook faster?
A: Well, you can’t charge your Chromebook faster, 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.