How to Charge Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Running out of controller battery can be very frustrating, especially when we are in the middle of our favorite games. If you are using a Nintendo Switch controller, I bet you hate seeing the flashing indicator on your screen notifying you that your battery is low. In a few moments, you will no longer be able to use the controller. 

The good news is, with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, it is easy for you to charge and be ready for action if your battery goes down. Besides the ease of charging your controller, The Pro Controller has other accessories available that will help power it up and keep it running. 

Here is how to power up your Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and the different ways to keep it charged:

How to Charge a Pro Controller Directly

If you use your Pro Controller with a Nintendo Switch dock and television, you may not need to charge it constantly because you are guaranteed long battery life. However, you will need to charge it after about 40 hours of play. 

The easiest way to charge your Pro Controller is to connect it with a USB cord to the front of the Switch.

How to Charge Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Here are steps on how to go about it:

Step 1

Once you connect it, an orange light will come up at the top of your Pro Controller. If uninterrupted, it will take up to six hours before fully charging. Once it is complete, the orange light will go off.

Step 2

Even when charging, you can still use the controller. However, it might be inconvenient because an average USB cable is short.

Step 3

You don’t necessarily have to dock the Nintendo Switch before the Pro Controller can charge; you can remove it and play it while the controller is charging.

How to Charge your Nintendo Pro Controller Using a Charging Dock

Nintendo Pro Controller Charging Dock

If you want to charge using a charging dock instead of a Switch dock, you’ll need to buy a Charge Block; several Charge Blocks are on the market. The best are low-profile designs that players can use anywhere using a patented dongle system attached to a USB port. 

Step 1

Your controller will come with a charging dongle; use it to install into the port just at the top of your controller.

Step 2

The next step is to use your USB cable, connect it to the controller’s AC adapter, and plug the AC adapter into a wall outlet.

Step 3

After taking step 2, the light on your dongle will become orange, which means the charger is connected correctly. Once you’ve finished charging the controller, the light will turn off completely.

The different ways players can recharge their Nintendo Switch controller depend on the user’s model.

Switch controllers don’t charge at the same speed; the time it takes depends on the charging method and the equipment you want to use. Other factors play a role in how fast the controller will charge, and that is why you should first test the different charging modes, cables, and more to figure out which charging option charges the fastest.

Final Thought 

Finding your accessories and charging the controller won’t take much effort if you are in the middle of a game. If you don’t want interruption even for a minute, I suggest you buy and use a backup controller while the first is charging. You can choose from the two charging methods listed above for your best gaming experience; both are easy and fast.