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Charging Microsoft Surface Laptop with USB port?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by EVLobster, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. EVLobster

    EVLobster Member

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    Does anyone know how many watts the front USB ports put out on the Model 3? I would like to charge my Microsoft Surface with a cable plugged into the USB port. (I have a Jeda box which also takes USB C but not sure this matters because its just a pass thought I believe)
     
  2. turns2stone

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    Only 2.1A each port.
     
  3. 640k

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    you'll need an adapter for the vehicle plug under the center armrest to deliver 5A across USB-C. it's the only way you'll get near enough power to charge your device without using a converter.
     
  4. webbah

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    Probably better to use a max 100 watt pure sine inverter imo, although I also use the Anker 48 watt usb-c cig adaptor and this works well
     

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