External USB battery : Anker 2nd Gen Astro 3 no working with Surface 3

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  • #1280
    Chris Sacce
    chris sacce
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      Hi,
      I bought this externalUSB battery from Amazon : Anker Astro 3 and this is not charging the Surface 3 at all (not charging).

      I also experienced this with a power adpater Aukey PA-U28Aukey PA-U28 which also fails charging.

      I don’t know if this comes from the Surface itself, but MS seems to make it impossible to charge the S3 with 3rd party power supplies.

      Any experience on this ?

    • #1301
      Tim Rolston
      tim
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        MikeGuyver makes batteries for the SP3/4 and Surface Book…

        http://www.mikegyver.com/

      • #1327
        Chris Sacce
        chris sacce
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          thnats for the link.
          These are expensive batteries though.
          Anker has a medium range price, unfortunately it doesn’t seem to work with S3.

        • #1394
          Chris Sacce
          chris sacce
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            UPDATE :
            In fact it does work if you are using the MS genuine USB cable with the battery.

            I previously used another longer USB cable that actually works with the power adapter.

            • #1400
              Tim Rolston
              tim
              Keymaster

                Thanks for the follow-up Chris. that’s good information to have.

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