Nintendo Switch AC Adapter £19.99 Prime / £21.98 Non Prime @ Amazon
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Nintendo Switch AC Adapter £19.99 Prime / £21.98 Non Prime @ Amazon

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Edited by:"GoonerMario"Found 21st Oct
Product Description
While away from home, Nintendo Switch can be charged by plugging the AC adapter into the console's USB type-C connector.

Box Contains
Adaptor


This usually sells for £24.99 so a decent saving of £5.00.

Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.

Top comments

good deal, but crazily overpriced for what it is. Nintendo really do take the p***

Quite a bit of misunderstanding in this thread, USB-C charging is very different to USB charging.

I don't have the exact numbers to hand but from memory the Nintendo charger can supply 2.6A at 15V that's 39W, a USB charger with a USB-C cable will only be a maximum of 2.5A at 5V, that's 12.5W. That would mean it could take 3 times as long to charge your switch if you use a USB charger with a USB-C cable, this is why (good) USB-C chargers are vastly more expensive than USB chargers.
Edited by: "fat-pudding" 21st Oct
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Good price and it's a long cable

I only use this charger when docked, I use a 5ft Right Angle USB C Cable with a spare iPad 10W charging block when charging in hand held mode

good deal, but crazily overpriced for what it is. Nintendo really do take the p***

johnchapman_45 m ago

good deal, but crazily overpriced for what it is. Nintendo really do take …good deal, but crazily overpriced for what it is. Nintendo really do take the p***


+1. This should come when you buy the console

NaughtyDog11 m ago

+1. This should come when you buy the console




It does come with one. This is an additional one for people who don't want to constantly unplug the dock.

hotmep4 m ago

It does come with one. This is an additional one for people who don't want …It does come with one. This is an additional one for people who don't want to constantly unplug the dock.


I was thinking like a power bar or something similar, for ease of use on the go. Massive hassle unplugging this every time compared to just pocketing something small.

Is this not just a USB C cable and plug?

apjashley116 m ago

Is this not just a USB C cable and plug?


No, it's less useful than that. It's a plug with a USB C at the other end. I'd only be buying this if I moved the dock about and it was a big hassle to unplug the dock.

To charge in handheld, I stick a USB C in my phone charger. If you've got a pro controller, you've already got a pretty long usb c cable to do that job. If not, the cables are much cheaper than this.

kingjobbie2 m ago

No, it's less useful than that. It's a plug with a USB C at the other end. …No, it's less useful than that. It's a plug with a USB C at the other end. I'd only be buying this if I moved the dock about and it was a big hassle to unplug the dock.To charge in handheld, I stick a USB C in my phone charger. If you've got a pro controller, you've already got a pretty long usb c cable to do that job. If not, the cables are much cheaper than this.

is the pro usb c , i thought it was just micro usb,

apjashley123 m ago

Is this not just a USB C cable and plug?


Yes..

Better off getting something like this and a USB C cable. I have something similar and mine charges just as quickly if not quicker than the Nintendo wall charfer

or even a power bank to charge on the go

Quite a bit of misunderstanding in this thread, USB-C charging is very different to USB charging.

I don't have the exact numbers to hand but from memory the Nintendo charger can supply 2.6A at 15V that's 39W, a USB charger with a USB-C cable will only be a maximum of 2.5A at 5V, that's 12.5W. That would mean it could take 3 times as long to charge your switch if you use a USB charger with a USB-C cable, this is why (good) USB-C chargers are vastly more expensive than USB chargers.
Edited by: "fat-pudding" 21st Oct

The switch dock doesn't output to the TV without the official charger.

reddit.com/r/N…rs/

A good reference for Switch USB C charging.

FWIW I agree that this should be cheaper but I don't think it's that overpriced compared to some of the other Switch accessories on sale.

Still don't make it a deal for me,when nintendo rip people off year in year out with their stupid prices.

Yes, there's a lot of misunderstanding about USB-C charging, the effectiveness of it and the cost of them too.

This is a pretty good price for a proper USB C charger.
Edited by: "northlondon01" 21st Oct

fat-pudding4 h, 57 m ago

Quite a bit of misunderstanding in this thread, USB-C charging is very …Quite a bit of misunderstanding in this thread, USB-C charging is very different to USB charging. I don't have the exact numbers to hand but from memory the Nintendo charger can supply 2.6A at 15V that's 39W, a USB charger with a USB-C cable will only be a maximum of 2.5A at 5V, that's 12.5W. That would mean it could take 3 times as long to charge your switch if you use a USB charger with a USB-C cable, this is why (good) USB-C chargers are vastly more expensive than USB chargers.


More ppl should like your comment to bring it up

jonmarz8910 h, 38 m ago

is the pro usb c , i thought it was just micro usb,

Yes the pro controllers use USB C.

well pro controller are just dual shock v2 and my micro usb also fits in it,

fat-pudding15 h, 22 m ago

Quite a bit of misunderstanding in this thread, USB-C charging is very …Quite a bit of misunderstanding in this thread, USB-C charging is very different to USB charging. I don't have the exact numbers to hand but from memory the Nintendo charger can supply 2.6A at 15V that's 39W, a USB charger with a USB-C cable will only be a maximum of 2.5A at 5V, that's 12.5W. That would mean it could take 3 times as long to charge your switch if you use a USB charger with a USB-C cable, this is why (good) USB-C chargers are vastly more expensive than USB chargers.



Bit wrong about the charging. It uses more power docked hence the higher voltage mode. Might charge a little bit faster than normal. But not 3 times faster. it will most likely be a 1s battery inside that can only take a certain charge. They're probably only charging it at 2c, about 10-15w maybe.

paulpso7 h, 14 m ago

Bit wrong about the charging. It uses more power docked hence the higher …Bit wrong about the charging. It uses more power docked hence the higher voltage mode. Might charge a little bit faster than normal. But not 3 times faster. it will most likely be a 1s battery inside that can only take a certain charge. They're probably only charging it at 2c, about 10-15w maybe.




Which means you can play it while it charges, if you use a normal USB charger while playing it will charge very slowly at best but with most it will slowly discharge while you use it.

Heat given! Keep one for on-the-go usage

jayjayuk123421st Oct

Yes..Better off getting something like this and a USB C cable. I have …Yes..Better off getting something like this and a USB C cable. I have something similar and mine charges just as quickly if not quicker than the Nintendo wall charferor even a power bank to charge on the go


The switch doesn't support any of the QC chargers out there, seems the best way is to use a charger like this (with USB-PD) and a decent USB-C cable. I have one and the switch will continue to charge even while playing, unlike other chargers where it can actually continue draining the battery even while connected to AC.
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