- Charging the console
- Charging the Joy-Con controllers
- Charging the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (sold separately)
- Charging Precautions
Let's start user guide to charge the Nintendo switch
How to Charging the console
You can charge the Nintendo Switch console in the following ways:
- Put the console in the Nintendo Switch dock when the dock is connected to the AC adapter
- Connect the AC adapter directly to the console
- A charging symbol will show on the screen when the console begins charging.
A full charge takes about three hours.
- This estimate is for when the console is charging in sleep mode.
Using the Nintendo Switch dock
Put the console into the Nintendo Switch dock while the dock is connected to the AC adapter.
Using the AC adapter
Connect the AC adapter to the console and plug it into a power socket. For complete guide connect the AC adapter please read here.
Switch Pro Controller Charge TimeCharging the Joy-Con controllers
You can charge the Joy-Con controllers in the following ways:
- Attach them to the console while it's charging
- Attach them to a Joy-Con charging grip accessory (sold separately)
A full charge takes about three and a half hours.
Attaching them to the console
What happens if I attach the Joy-Con controllers to the console when it's not charging?
The Joy-Con controllers will only be charged if their battery is low. They will stop charging at around half battery life to keep from draining the console battery too much.
Attaching the controllers to a Joy-Con charging grip (sold separately)
Connect the Joy-Con controllers to the charging grip accessory, then connect it to the Nintendo Switch dock. A USB charging cable is provided for connecting the accessory to the dock. You'll need to connect the dock to the AC adapter.
You can also charge the accessory using the AC adapter included with the console.
You can charge the Joy-Con controllers by attaching them to the Joy-Con charging grip and connecting it to the AC adapter (HAC-002) provided with the console.
How To Charge Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
Charging the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (sold separately)
Connect the controller to the Nintendo Switch dock with the USB charging cable while the dock is connected to the AC adapter. The USB charging cable is provided with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. A full charge takes about six hours.
You can also charge the controller using the AC adapter included with the console.
The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller will charge if you connect it to the AC adapter (HAC-002) provided with the console.
The battery life will gradually be reduced with repeated charging. Make sure to charge products with built-in batteries at least once every six months. If the batteries are not used for an extended period of time, it may become impossible to charge them.
About changing batteries
Do not try to replace the batteries in the Joy-Con controllers, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or the console yourself. Please contact Nintendo Customer Support for more information.