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If the Nintendo Switch battery is empty, then you either have to connect the charger to the USB-C port on the underside of the console or place it in the dock. But what if you want to play mobile and the battery is empty on the go? Then a Nintendo Switch battery case or a power bank will help. I researched for you which battery cases and power banks are suitable for the hybrid console from Japan.
The battery of the Nintendo Switch takes up a very large part of the interior of the console, as is the case with iFixit able to see. The teardown also provides information about the technical data of the lithium-ion battery:
On the back of the console itself there are also references to the electrical input of the Nintendo Switch. The values given are 15V and 2,6A. This means that it can be charged quickly even when playing at the same time. Incidentally, the same information can be found on the original charger. As you have probably already noticed, the values are above the values of 5V and 1A, 2A or even 2,4A that are often common with USB (type A). That's because of that USB-C Power Delivery Standard (PD).
With regard to USB-C, there are a few pointers I want to move forward. For example, USB-C connections and cables are not automatically technical devices with USB 3.1. USB-C only describes the type of connector, not the data transfer or the options for fast charging (Quick Charge or Power Delivery).
So if you see a USB-C port somewhere, then you can safely assume that the USB 2.0 technology is behind it; But only when you look at the technical data will you find out whether it is USB 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbit / s) or USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbit / s). In addition, the connection does not mean power delivery. PD depends on the electricity supplier, i.e. the battery case or power bank, and on the device itself. The Nintendo Switch, however, has a USB-C 3.1 connection with PD.
Now you at least already know which technical details, connections and charging standards you have to pay attention to. Because maybe you have a power bank that even has a type C connection, but only supports the Qualcomm Quick Charge standard. In the following I would like to show you mobile power sources that are suitable for the Nintendo Switch. In this way you can extend the battery life, even if you are on the short-term side of the scale with "Zelda: Breath of the Wild", for example. Incidentally, Nintendo specifies this from 2,5 to 6 hours.
And the right cable for it: Auckly 2m Type-C cable
The original equipment of the manufacturer charges the Nintendo Switch battery with 15V and 2,6A, i.e. 39W. And that works even when the console is running and playing video games in Full HD 1080p in TV mode. Based on this value, you should also choose chargers, power banks and battery cases for the console. I have shown you a few examples with good technical data and battery capacities in this post. Do you have any hints, comments or device tips? Then leave a comment on the topic;)
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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