To keep your electronics in good condition and usable, you need to charge them often. It is not guaranteed that you will always have your charger by your side when you need to recharge your phone or laptop. You can’t prevent all emergency situations, which is why it’s best to know alternate chargers that work as well.
This article will explain some of the best ways to charge your Chromebook on the go if you’ve just lost your charger or you’re on the go without it. Let’s begin.
How to charge your Chromebook without a Charger
If you do not have a charger, you can still charge your Chromebook. The methods listed below have some limitations, so read ahead carefully.
Charge Your Chromebook With USB-C
Charge your Chromebook through a USB-C cable if you’ve lost the original charger for your Chromebook. Although this seems easy on the surface, you will need a Chromebook that has a USB-C port and a charger that supports Power Delivery (PD). In order for this method to work, there’s one last prerequisite that needs to meet. If your Chromebook is powered by USB-C, you’ll have to check.
This can be done in Chromebook settings by navigating to the “Power” section under “Device”. In the event that you cannot choose a power source once your Chromebook is connected, you cannot charge it this way. Alternatively, you will be able to charge your device via an external power source if your device supports one.
Power banks for the rescue
While you’re out and about, you might have come across power banks that keep your phone’s battery charged. In the end, you can also charge your Chromebook with a power bank. However, do keep in mind that you will have to wait an inordinate amount of time to fully charge your Chrome OS using this method.
It is also possible to charge your Chromebook using your phone if you don’t have a power bank available. However, certain restrictions apply here. In order to get started, make sure your phone is compatible with two-way power delivery, which means it cannot receive charge but can give it out as well. Furthermore, your Chromebook must be powered by USB-C. If you have checked everything, it’s still safe to assume that the battery on a smartphone cannot be compared to that on a Chromebook. So do not be surprised when your phone’s battery runs out sooner than you anticipate. However, don’t be surprised if it gives Chrome OS the few extra minutes it needs.
Charge your device with a universal charger
Your Chromebook can also be charged with a universal charger if you have one on hand. Chromebooks, phones, and desktop laptops can all be charged by these chargers, but the charge is slow and the quality is down.
Test Your Car Charger
It’s true that desperate times require desperate measures, as difficult as that may sound. You may have received a DC power cord meant for use with a car with your Chromebook. Using your car charger might help you if you’re experiencing this issue. It’d require a couple of hours of sitting in a car while you get a replacement charger, but that’d be better than nothing.
Get an original charger first
It is true that you can charge your Chromebook without its original charger, but most of them are not recommended and should only be used in emergencies. In order to prevent any potential damage to your Chromebook’s battery, you must get an original charging adapter for it as soon as possible.
The amount of time remaining can be seen when you click on the “Status Tray” in the lower right corner of your Chromebook screen. You’ll see your battery percentage along with an estimated time as soon as you’re done. You can better understand this scene by looking at the screenshot below.
Charging your Chromebook is as simple as that! With these alternatives, we hope you will be able to cope with difficult times. As soon as possible, get the replacement charger. Good luck from Chrome Ready!