USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger 26800mAh (Fast Recharged in 4.5 Hours &USB-C Input, 30W Type-C Output) for Nintendo Switch, USB Type-C Laptops, 2016 MacBook Power Delivery Support

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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

What's the best USB-C power bank/portable battery for a Macbook Pro 15"? [R]

8 months, 2 weeks agosheisatotalbabe posted submission on mac.
Dec. 6, 2018
6 months, 2 weeks agosheisatotalbabe posted comment on mac.
Feb. 6, 2019

I use the RAV power 26800 and it does a better job than the lower capacities. Based on the comments in this thread, pretty much performs identically to the mophie for a fraction of the cost. https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1549484280&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=ravpower+usb+c&psc=1

No more carrying a charger! Finally a USB-C Surface Charger [R]

7 months, 1 week agoM1A1Death posted submission on Surface.
Jan. 14, 2019
7 months, 1 week agoM1A1Death posted comment on Surface.
Jan. 14, 2019

The cable is this one and the charger I am using is [this one](usb c power bank ravpower 26800mah pd portable charger (fast recharged in 4.5 hours, 30w type c output) external battery pack for nintendo switch, usb-c laptops, 2016 macbook power delivery support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_8HlpCb1SS6S4F). Works fantastic. I can charge both my OnePlus 6t and SP6 with one charger device finally.

Best portable charger for pixel 2 xl? [R]

8 months, 3 weeks agoSlantedPictureFrame posted submission on GooglePixel.
Dec. 1, 2018

I'm a bit confused with all the quick charge marketing etc... I'm not actually sure what sort of quick charge technology the pixel 2 XL benefits from?

What are some good recommendations for portable chargers for the pixel 2 XL?

8 months, 3 weeks agoSlantedPictureFrame posted comment on GooglePixel.
Dec. 1, 2018

Will this external battery work on SP 2017? [R]

9 months, 2 weeks agotek_thetech_tap posted submission on Surface.
Nov. 8, 2018

I saw this Costco black Friday deal, https://www.costco.com/Ubio-Labs-10%2c000-mAh-Power-Bank-Bundle-2-pack.product.100425283.html

Corresponding to their product: https://www.ubiolabs.com/pbb134

I am thinking of getting the surface connect to usb c if this work..

Thanks!

9 months, 2 weeks agotek_thetech_tap posted comment on Surface.
Nov. 8, 2018

Nah, I don't think so. Looking at the specs of that power bank, the Type-C port only delivers 5V/2.4A (with no mention of USB PD specs), which will not charge SP 2017 effectively even if you use the Surface Connect to Type-C adapter. What you need to look for, is a power bank that supports (at least) USB-C PD 3.0 such as this.

Safe to charge laptop with 30w power bank [R]

9 months, 2 weeks agos1oxc posted submission on techsupport.
Nov. 7, 2018

I just bought this power bank and wanted to know if it would be safe to charge my laptop (XPS 13 9350) with via USB-C PD. Usually the laptop charges with a 45w (19.5V 2.31A) AC adapter but the power bank uses 30w (20V 1.5A). I've heard that having a low amperage can damage the power supply due to overdrawing, but since it's USB-PD I'm not sure if that would happen. Any help would be great.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (10/30/2018) [R]

9 months, 3 weeks agoTemptedTemplar posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 30, 2018

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

The purpose of this thread is to avoid cluttering up the subreddit with quickly and easily answered questions and game recommendations. This thread is monitored by many helpful members of our community and questions that are asked here have a very high answer rate assuming you provide enough information for our answerers to work with.

Before asking your question...

  • Check out the wiki pages listed below. - The mod team as well a handful of community volunteers are always adding to our wiki and updating it based on what we see users asking in this thread and in other posts on the subreddit. (We're always looking for more help with the wiki. If you're interested in becoming a wiki contributor, message /u/FlapSnapple.)
  • Perform a quick Google search. - Some questions really are just a quick search away and don't need the help of our community members to answer.
  • Search the subreddit. - We know Reddit's search isn't the best and saying to use the search doesn't sound very helpful, however, a community member created a custom search tool that works much better than the standard Reddit search. It's mobile friendly, has live results as you type, searches previous DQTs and MegaThreads, previews top comments, and more! Search /r/NintendoSwitch with Narfar, you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Wiki Accessory Information

  • Accessories - Starter information about controllers, chargers, cables, screen protectors, cases, headsets, LAN adapters, and more. (Might be slightly out of date. If you're interested in becoming a wiki contributor, message /u/FlapSnapple.)
  • MicroSD cards - Some more in-depth information about MicroSD cards including what size you should get and which brands are recommended.
  • Carrying Cases - An expanded list of common carrying cases available for the Switch.

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  • We have a #switch-help channel in our Discord server.
  • Recommendation requests need to provide some background information. What genres you like, what your budget is, what you already own, etc. Give the answer providers some information to work with.
  • Instructions and links to information about homebrew and hacking are against our rules and should take place in their relevant subreddits.
  • Please be patient. Not all questions get immediate answers. If you have an urgent question about something that's gone wrong, consider other resources like Nintendo's error code lookup or help documents on the Switch.
  • Make sure to follow Rule #1 of this subreddit: Remember the human, and be polite when you ask or answer questions.
9 months, 3 weeks agoTemptedTemplar posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 30, 2018

This one uses USB-C power delivery to reach 30 watts of output over USB-C. Not advised, although im sure some people would say it works just fine.

This one only has an output of 5v/3A (15 watts) over USB-C and would be plenty safe to use..

"Limiting" just means not buying a battery with more output than 20 watts per port. Just need to read the descriptions and device details.

Best power bank for use on flights? [R]

10 months, 1 week agoCoryBoehm posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 18, 2018

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10 months, 1 week agoCoryBoehm posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 18, 2018

I highly recommend the RavPower 26800 PD. It might be a little over capacity for your flight but I know my wife has the RavPower 10000 battery and it basically charges her phone once and a bit. The 26800 will also come with all the cables you need though you will need a power supply to hook it to. The Switch power adapter would work if you do not have another USB C charger.

The reason for recommending this specific battery other others like the Anker series (which I also have) and the lower capacity RavPower is that it supports pass through charging. That means you can charge the battery while devices are plugged into it and charging.

One charger to rule them all? [R]

11 months, 1 week agobinary posted submission on onebag.
Sept. 17, 2018

Has anyone solved the charging dilemma in a compact way? Many of us want:

  • USB PD (60W+) for charging laptop.
  • USB C (2 outlets)
  • USB A (3+ outlets)
  • Bonus points for a built-in battery, but not essential.

The closest thing I've found is the Omnicharge USB C, which looks great, but it huge and expensive. Bonus points for something that solves carrying around too many cables.

It should be small, with a folding prong, and not so heavy that it'll pull your universal adapter out of the wall.

Any recommendations? I'm sick of carrying more than two A/C adapters around.

11 months, 1 week agobinary posted comment on onebag.
Sept. 17, 2018

Not sure why you would necessarily need so many ports. When I travel I carry this RAVpower battery and a multi-USB converter. Currently I carry my MacBook Pro USB-C charger to charge the battery/laptop (I hardly use the battery for laptop power), and have funded this Kickstarter with the hopes of replacing that as well. I suppose my laptop is a svelte 13" rMBP and if I had something beefier this configuration would leave me wanting

Power Bank Recommendations for P2XL [R]

11 months, 1 week agoemailrob posted submission on GooglePixel.
Sept. 12, 2018

Looking for a power bank with fast charging for Pixel 2 XL. I searched some and it seems like it needs to have a USB-C port for fastest charging but does anyone have any recommendations of good power banks that charge quickly?

11 months, 1 week agoemailrob posted comment on GooglePixel.
Sept. 12, 2018

I have this one (well, the slightly older model) and it's been great so far. Works on my Switch without killing it.

Looking for recommendations for charging equipment for small electronic devices for backpacking. [R]

11 months, 3 weeks agodeckyon posted submission on CampingGear.
Sept. 3, 2018

We have used those inflatable lanterns with a solar panel and a USB port from REI. While they make a great lightweight lantern, as a charger they only had one good charge in them then never quite recovered. We use one cell phone for 'All trails' and Emergengy GPS, and we have some vape users in our group. We have also carried cheap USB battery packs. This trip they failed to deliver a charge entirely. Might have gotten wet and they are heavy. Looking for recommendations other than losing the electronics all together.

11 months, 2 weeks agodeckyon posted comment on CampingGear.
Sept. 5, 2018

The following 2 pieces I carry when I am on my bike and heading to do some camping. Caveat - I do charge stuff off the bike's adapter while riding, but once parked and settled, I switch over. There are so many selections, it really comes down to how heavy are you willing to go and how bulky (more for solar panels).

​

If you watch amazon, they both go on sale pretty regularly.

11 months, 3 weeks agodeckyon posted submission on Surface.
Sept. 3, 2018

Don't know much about USB-C so I was hoping someone could recommend a good (preferably flat to store in a small bag with the surface) USB-C charger as a backup travelling. If it could also charge a non-USB-C phone that would be a bonus.

11 months, 3 weeks agodeckyon posted comment on Surface.
Sept. 4, 2018

I use batteries for everything. Occulus Go, Video Camera, Monitor (for video), the audio gear, phones and more... List is endless. I am looking for the right one (may have found it) for the SurfacE Pro. I do HIGHLY recommend the following USB-C power bank. I have several of them running all kinds of stuff. The size is also great. Watch it on Amazon, as they will go on sale about once a month for $59. Worth every penny. I have 2 that are a year old and still maintain as if they were new.

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USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger

11 months, 3 weeks agoscubastevegk posted submission on Surface.
Sept. 3, 2018

Don't know much about USB-C so I was hoping someone could recommend a good (preferably flat to store in a small bag with the surface) USB-C charger as a backup travelling. If it could also charge a non-USB-C phone that would be a bonus.

11 months, 3 weeks agoscubastevegk posted comment on Surface.
Sept. 3, 2018

I used this one with my Go on a flight last week and it worked great. Have had it for a while, use it with my MacBook Pro, my Pixelbook, my Switch, my Pixel 2, along with a bunch of other assorted USB-A devices, and it's been excellent.

best usb-c battery pack for the surface go [R]

12 months agodeckyon posted submission on Surface.
Aug. 26, 2018

hey guys im looking for an external battery pack for my surface go. I don't need one that charges at like 60 or 80W, but I did hear that 30W is optimal for the battery pack. Ive seen some on amazon that charge at 18W will that work or will it be too low? If anyone has had success with a certain battery pack please link it because im struggling with which ones will most effectively charge my surface

12 months agodeckyon posted comment on Surface.
Aug. 26, 2018

I use these with all kinds of equipment. Including my Dell Latitude 7480 laptop and cameras and monitors. Watch for sales, they go on sale about once a month.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Fast charging power bank for the pixel 2? [R]

1 year agoM1A1Death posted submission on GooglePixel.
Aug. 18, 2018

Looking for a power bank that will fast charge my pixel 2. Preferably over 10,000mAh and a budget option.

Thanks :)

1 year agoM1A1Death posted comment on GooglePixel.
Aug. 18, 2018

Power bank for Pixel 2? [R]

1 year, 1 month agopuppyyawn posted submission on GooglePixel.
July 16, 2018

Can anyone recommend a portable charger/power bank for the pixel 2 which supports fast charging via PD? Also, preferably any discounts/deals considering Amazon Prime day is going on. Minimum 10000 mAh capacity. Thanks in advance!

EDIT: It would be great if some cheaper options are included too!

1 year, 1 month agopuppyyawn posted comment on GooglePixel.
July 16, 2018

I have this one, great battery, supports fast charging.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauisearch_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (07/15/2018) [R]

1 year, 1 month agobirdvsworm posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
July 15, 2018

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

The purpose of this thread is to avoid cluttering up the subreddit with quickly and easily answered questions and game recommendations. This thread is monitored by many helpful members of our community and questions that are asked here have a very high answer rate assuming you provide enough information for our answerers to work with.

Before asking your question...

  • Check out the wiki pages listed below. - The mod team as well a handful of community volunteers are always adding to our wiki and updating it based on what we see users asking in this thread and in other posts on the subreddit. (We're always looking for more help with the wiki. If you're interested in becoming a wiki contributor, message /u/FlapSnapple.)
  • Perform a quick Google search. - Some questions really are just a quick search away and don't need the help of our community members to answer.
  • Search the subreddit. - We know Reddit's search isn't the best and saying to use the search doesn't sound very helpful, however, a community member created a custom search tool that works much better than the standard Reddit search. It's mobile friendly, has live results as you type, searches previous DQTs and MegaThreads, previews top comments, and more! Search /r/NintendoSwitch with Narfar, you will be pleasantly surprised.

Helpful Links

Wiki Resources

Wiki Accessory Information

  • Accessories - Starter information about controllers, chargers, cables, screen protectors, cases, headsets, LAN adapters, and more. (Might be slightly out of date. If you're interested in becoming a wiki contributor, message /u/FlapSnapple.)
  • MicroSD cards - Some more in-depth information about MicroSD cards including what size you should get and which brands are recommended.
  • Carrying Cases - An expanded list of common carrying cases available for the Switch.

Helpful Reddit Posts

Third Party Links


Reminders

  • We have a #switch-help channel in our Discord server.
  • Recommendation requests need to provide some background information. What genres you like, what your budget is, what you already own, etc. Give the answer providers some information to work with.
  • Instructions and links to information about homebrew and hacking are against our rules and should take place in their relevant subreddits.
  • Please be patient. Not all questions get immediate answers. If you have an urgent question about something that's gone wrong, consider other resources like Nintendo's error code lookup or help documents on the Switch.
  • Make sure to follow Rule #1 of this subreddit: Remember the human, and be polite when you ask or answer questions.
1 year, 1 month agobirdvsworm posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
July 15, 2018

I dunno, I use this one and it hasn't exploded my Switch. I'm typically an Anker buyer, but this RAVPower one is working just as well and saved me a little money.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauisearch_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Finally received the new Nintendo Switch branded PowerCore. Here are the details of the box! [R]

1 year, 1 month agoSpartanH089 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
July 12, 2018
1 year, 1 month agoSpartanH089 posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
July 13, 2018

I bought a Rav Power for $60. It's now around $80 but is IMO way better.

"USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger 26800mAh (Fast Recharged in 4.5 Hours &USB-C Input, 30W Type-C Output) for Nintendo Switch, USB Type-C Laptops, 2016 MacBook Power Delivery Support" Here it is.

Octopath Traveler is out in 3 days. Are you buying it? [R]

1 year, 1 month agoBonowski posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
July 10, 2018

I spent a week deciding whether to get this game or not and I finally made my decision and have it pre ordered. I'm looking forward to the game. I really hope all the stories come together in the end or at some point in this game

Are you buying Octopath Traveler this Friday?

1 year, 1 month agoBonowski posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
July 10, 2018

This is what I bought. I grabbed it last summer, so there could be better options at this point, but it has been fantastic. Not only does it give me a lot of extended playtime, but it also charges my Switch while I play a game.

[Amazon / USA (unsure of international availability)] Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 30W Power Delivery Charger (July 10th, 2018, 2:55am EST) [R]

1 year, 1 month agoqueuebitt posted submission on NintendoSwitchDeals.
July 9, 2018

This battery is often suggested to power the Nintendo Switch when on the go. This purchase comes with 26800 mAh battery with USB-C Power Delivery (PD) & a 30W AC adapter. Holds plenty of energy and offloads it quickly due to USB-C devices because of PD

Traveling with Switch and getting it road ready? [R]

1 year, 1 month agoixiolite posted submission on Switch.
June 25, 2018

Hey all!

My band is hitting the road for tour soon, and a couple of us have Switches. I’m trying to find proper accessories that will protect the Switch and make it easy to travel/play with. Tempered glass is definitely the first step.

I’ve looked into the Skull and Co grips and case, but the reviews don’t exactly look convincing and the case doesn’t seem to be super sturdy either, but this is all just from browsing.

Lastly, I’ve been looking at those third party slim docking alternatives. Is there still any issues with those bricking the Switch? The standard dock is bulky and not easy to travel with.

Any recommendations on cases and grips? And possibly a backup battery/charger?

Thank you!

1 year, 1 month agoixiolite posted comment on Switch.
June 25, 2018

I recommend a power bank. I personally have this one but it's pretty pricey. However, it fully charges my switch about 1.5-2x and comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable.

Similarly, I bought my sibling this alternative instead and it also works very well, just be aware that you'll need to buy separate charging cables as it doesn't come with any.

Something else no one has mentioned, but please get some type of luggage tag for your case with your info on it, in case it gets lost. Also, take a photo or keep a record of your Switch serial number so you'll always have it in the event that you need to contact Nintendo about a lost Switch.

RAVPower RP-PB059 20100mAh Power Bank can charge the GPD Win 2 [R]

1 year, 2 months agoAvatar-X posted submission on gpdwin.
June 19, 2018

What are some multiport USB Chargers/Cables that can support the Voltage the WIN 2 Needs? [R]

1 year, 2 months agoAvatar-X posted submission on gpdwin.
June 19, 2018

I've already had one scare where my newly arrived Win 2 refused to power on because I had the audacity to plug in a USB C set up it didn't like, and I'm not really down to keep disassembling my Win 2 every time, so:

I'm looking for any multi-port usb charger and the cables it can go with that can power this thing without it tripping out. I actually don't care if they're USB-A to USB-C or just USB-C to USB-C, but I really don't want this thing to keep shorting out.

1 year, 2 months agoAvatar-X posted comment on gpdwin.
June 19, 2018

It only charges with PD compatible, 12v capable chargers or powerbanks. Like the one it comes with, the one of a Nintendo Switch or something like this: https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1529458016&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=anker+power+delivery&psc=1

Good portable charger with USB C connection? [R]

1 year, 2 months agoemailrob posted submission on GooglePixel.
June 15, 2018

Any recommendations?

1 year, 2 months agoemailrob posted comment on GooglePixel.
June 16, 2018

I've been happy with my Ravpower

What’s the best portable charger for the switch? [R]

1 year, 2 months agojoegenegreen2 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
June 7, 2018

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1 year, 2 months agojoegenegreen2 posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
June 7, 2018

Around Xmas I was in the market for the Anker Powercore, but they were all sold out. So I ended up going with this RAVPower model (which ironically is now sold out):

USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger 26800mAh

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapiir3ugBbNCARAF4

I'm really happy with my RAVPower - it hasn't let me down yet. The most important thing is to be sure that whatever you buy has a USB-C port on it, and that it is advertised as supporting PD/Power Delivery.

Good luck and happy hunting! =D

Edit: Just saw your blurb at the end of your post about USB-C input/output. On my RAVPower, the single available USB-C port does both. I might need to read over the instructions again to be sure how it works, but up to this point it's been automatic.

However, I've only ever had one device OR the wall brick plugged into it at any given moment. I've never tried charging it while a device is plugged into it at the same time (and honestly, I probably never will.)

Best USB-PD portable battery packs? [R]

1 year, 2 months agoerier2003 posted submission on GooglePixel.
May 29, 2018

I'm looking for portable battery packs for my new Pixel 2. I need ones that support USB-PD.

I need two compact chargers (10000mAh or 13000mAh will do) and one high-capacity charger (20100mAh or 26800mAh).

I've had good experience with Anker chargers in the past, and I hear good things about RAVPower.

Can anyone recommend good chargers for me?

1 year, 2 months agoerier2003 posted comment on GooglePixel.
June 1, 2018

You're talking about this one, right? https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1527863014&sr=8-3&keywords=RAVPower+26800+PD

It won't damage a device that's rated for less power (18W) than it offers (30W)?

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (05/31/2018) [R]

1 year, 2 months agoslightlymedicated posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
May 31, 2018

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

The purpose of this thread is to avoid cluttering up the subreddit with quickly and easily answered questions and game recommendations. This thread is monitored by many helpful members of our community and questions that are asked here have a very high answer rate assuming you provide enough information for our answerers to work with.

Before asking your question...

  • Check out the wiki pages listed below. - The mod team as well a handful of community volunteers are always adding to our wiki and updating it based on what we see users asking in this thread and in other posts on the subreddit. (We're always looking for more help with the wiki. If you're interested in becoming a wiki contributor, message /u/FlapSnapple.)
  • Perform a quick Google search. - Some questions really are just a quick search away and don't need the help of our community members to answer.
  • Search the subreddit. - We know Reddit's search isn't the best and saying to use the search doesn't sound very helpful, however, a community member created a custom search tool that works much better than the standard Reddit search. It's mobile friendly, has live results as you type, searches previous DQTs and MegaThreads, previews top comments, and more! Search /r/NintendoSwitch with Narfar, you will be pleasantly surprised.

Helpful Links

Wiki Resources

Wiki Accessory Information

  • Accessories - Starter information about controllers, chargers, cables, screen protectors, cases, headsets, LAN adapters, and more. (Might be slightly out of date. If you're interested in becoming a wiki contributor, message /u/FlapSnapple.)
  • MicroSD cards - Some more in-depth information about MicroSD cards including what size you should get and which brands are recommended.
  • Carrying Cases - An expanded list of common carrying cases available for the Switch.

Helpful Reddit Posts

Third Party Links


Reminders

  • We have a #switch-help channel in our Discord server.
  • Recommendation requests need to provide some background information. What genres you like, what your budget is, what you already own, etc. Give the answer providers some information to work with.
  • Instructions and links to information about homebrew and hacking are against our rules and should take place in their relevant subreddits.
  • Please be patient. Not all questions get immediate answers. If you have an urgent question about something that's gone wrong, consider other resources like Nintendo's error code lookup or help documents on the Switch.
  • Make sure to follow Rule #1 of this subreddit: Remember the human, and be polite when you ask or answer questions.
1 year, 2 months agoslightlymedicated posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
May 31, 2018

Been using this RavPower as suggested by this subreddit since December. Works like a charm and have had 0 problems.

Best USB-PD portable battery packs? [R]

1 year, 2 months agopipnmike posted submission on GooglePixel.
May 29, 2018

I'm looking for portable battery packs for my new Pixel 2. I need ones that support USB-PD.

I need two compact chargers (10000mAh or 13000mAh will do) and one high-capacity charger (20100mAh or 26800mAh).

I've had good experience with Anker chargers in the past, and I hear good things about RAVPower.

Can anyone recommend good chargers for me?

1 year, 2 months agopipnmike posted comment on GooglePixel.
May 30, 2018

You're right, i don't see it either. It might have been replaced by a newer model. They do have a 26800mAh version. Or this one is a good alternative option: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI

Looking for a good battery pack to charge my iphone [R]

1 year, 2 months agoMay 28, 2018

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1 year, 2 months agofukutopia posted comment on technology.
May 28, 2018

It’s probably excessive for your needs, but I use this for everything. Can recharge multiple devices multiple times on a single charge.

RAVPower 26800

Spectre x360 15" 2017 - USB PD Powerbank charging [R]

1 year, 3 months agoaram_taranyan posted submission on spectrex360.
May 20, 2018

I've seen many mixed results if the laptop supports USB PD powerbanks. They're also pretty outdated and the device has received several BIOS updates.

The Anker and Ravpower powerbanks output 30W, but there's another well reviewed powerbank (imuto) that outputs 45W.

What works/doesn't work for you guys?

1 year, 2 months agoaram_taranyan posted comment on spectrex360.
May 25, 2018

RAVPower 30W PD powerbank doesn't charge my late 2017 Spectre x360 15 via usb-c at all. It only tells that the connected source isnt powerful enough to charge the battery. When connecting the laptop to the usb-a port of the powerbank (via usb-a to usb-c cord), it charges only when turned off (around 2A/5V, I guess). Thus, it can charge the laptop in about 8 hours, when its turned off, but it's very pity, that the powerbank cant charge the laptop when in use.

Needing a good power brick. [R]

1 year, 3 months agoJawneeJohnny posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
May 21, 2018

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1 year, 3 months agoJawneeJohnny posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
May 21, 2018

I use this: https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr13?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1526887448&sr=1-3&keywords=ravpower+usb+c

A little on the expensive side. However, it's a solid battery. I like that it's usb-c in & out in addition to the standard usb. I use my macbook charger to charge it via USB-C and it charges in about 4.5-5 hours flat. :)

It charges while playing.

Clip the coupon & redeem the promotion under the coupon clipping and it comes out to $63.99 from $81.99

S8 keeps dying while fast charging with RavPower bank since Oreo [R]

1 year, 3 months agoBluestank posted submission on GalaxyS8.
May 13, 2018

Hi all,

I use a ravpower USB C portable charger. I've never had issues before and it worked very well.

Now since Oreo I've noticed my phone will shut off suddenly and will go from 70% charge, to saying ZERO charge, then back to something like 30% and turn back on. It will then carry on charging like normal.

I use a USBC to USBC cable that came with the bank, and is the same way I used to charge without problems.

Anyone have any idea what's happening? Is my phone trying to charge the charger?

1 year, 3 months agoBluestank posted comment on GalaxyS8.
May 13, 2018

Wow thanks for responding. I have the 26800 mAh one. It is actually this model here

I tried charging with a USB-A to USB-C and did not have the problem, though it didn't say "fast charging" on my galaxy.

My only complaint... [R]

1 year, 3 months agodeckyon posted submission on OculusGo.
May 4, 2018

Wish they would have implemented some sort of quick charging feature. It's my only complaint other than the battery life, you have to wait longer to have less time in the headset. Other then that took me a bit to get used to the 3DoF, but when I did I realized just how much the Go is setting the pace for the future of stream-lined VR. And I'm glad to be here in the beginning!

1 year, 3 months agodeckyon posted comment on OculusGo.
May 4, 2018

mot much larger than the iPhone X. I get these when they go on sale (50% off about once a month) as we use them as battery extenders on our cameras when shooting on locations with no power. It is also enough to run a Mac Book or other PC with USBC power. Our Osmo+ camera will run close to 8 hours on this battery.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI

1 year, 3 months agoTheFlandy posted submission on u_satisfye.
April 24, 2018
1 year, 3 months agoTheFlandy posted comment on u_satisfye.
May 1, 2018

Alright so I just ended up backing for the $45 tier :) What really pushed me over the edge was that it appears that the case has room for the exact same power bank I use :P It's this one I right? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ But seriously you guys thought of everything.

Anyway, quick question about the thumb pads. You don't actually mention them anywhere in the indiegogo apart from the rewards section. Your answer will obviously be biased but what do you think of playing with them versus without them? I've never purchased thumbpads for any console I've owned so it'll be a new thing for me

Also, what differences are there with the Indiegogo case vs your existing one on amazon? Obviously this one was built with the grip in mind but is there anything else?

I assume the USB 3 cable is also safe to use? Seems that a lot of USB 3 cables on amazon don't actually meet the specifications of the standard so I've been afraid to get any USB cables that aren't made by Nintendo. It's not gonna brick my Switch like some of those 3rd party docks is it?

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (04/03/2018) [R]

1 year, 4 months agoTemptedTemplar posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
April 3, 2018

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 4 months agoTemptedTemplar posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
April 3, 2018

Power delivery is generally too much.

USB-C without power delivery can deliver 15 watts (5v @ 3amps) which is around the maximum power consumption in handheld mode. Which we know is safe, and maxing out the output at a safe level prevents the system from drawing additional power and harming itself.

Power Delivery enables the battery to delivery stepped voltages which can provide WAY too much power. This battery pack can delivery up to 30 watts via USB-C which is the kind of power normally reserved for docked mode. But the USB-A ports are limited to 12 watts which would be okay.

Because the switch is not USB compliant you want to limit the amount of power it can possibly draw from a single port. So avoid stepped voltages.

5 volts max, no more than 3 amps.

External battery for Pixelbook/Note 8 phone [R]

1 year, 4 months agont4cats-reddit posted submission on PixelBook.
March 31, 2018

Was wondering if anyone has a recommendation of an external battery that I can plug into to charge my Pixelbook. Right now, I have an Anker model but, its a low power charger and does not seem to charge it very fast at all.

Thanks

1 year, 4 months agont4cats-reddit posted comment on PixelBook.
April 1, 2018

/u/StillMind2010 's link didn't work for me, but here is the link for probably the same product from my Amazon purchase history.

Here is what to look for: It has to support USB PD. It has to have a high output wattage (30W is good, the wall charger that comes with the Pixelbook is 45W). Multiply the Volts x Amps to get the Watts -- this battery will do 15V at 2A or 20V at 1.5A.

1 year, 5 months agorextraverse posted submission on Disneyland.
March 16, 2018
1 year, 5 months agorextraverse posted comment on Disneyland.
March 16, 2018

I've used Anker and RAVPower battery packs in the past and have been very satisfied. Mophie products tend to be expensive but are excellent quality and highly reliable.

With an iPhone X, I would recommend you look into a battery pack that has a USB-C port that supports USB-PD (aka 'Power Delivery', the fast charging technology that Apple uses for iPhones) and able to output at least 30W from that specific port and an USB-C to Lightning cable for the absolute fastest recharges while in the park.

Some USB-C Power Delivery recommendations:
RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger
Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD
Mophie Powerstation XXL

You might also want to look into battery packs with an AC outlet. That way, you can use a fast charging wall wart you already have and can use elsewhere for fast charging:
RAVPower AC Outlet Portable Charger
Mophie Powerstation AC

Battery bank for Razer Blade Stealth? [R]

1 year, 5 months agoMarch 11, 2018

What battery banks are you using with your Razer Blade Stealth? I'm looking for one with USB C Power Delivery and want to find one that works well with the Blade.

1 year, 5 months agojoikansai posted comment on razer.
March 11, 2018

There’s a lot like this that could charge the stealth but I didn’t get it because first it seems slower, too big for my portability, mostly made from plastic, I’m afraid that could harm the stealth and in otherside Razer PB is built already for stealth. I think dell or ibm have also their original PB for notebook that also costs over 100 bucks when I’m not wrong.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (03/08/2018) [R]

1 year, 5 months agoTemptedTemplar posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 8, 2018

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 5 months agoTemptedTemplar posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
March 8, 2018

Rav power and Anker have 26800 mAh battery packs with Power delivery.

Which is the largest amount of power you can get from a USB battery safely, and its the largest capacity you can take on a plane (in the USA) without a lithium permit.

Adventures in Surface Book 2 Charging [R]

1 year, 8 months agokeithsweatshirt_ posted submission on Surface.
Nov. 29, 2017

Hello everyone!

(tl;dr: USB-C charging works, but use a high-power charger. This post got LONG!).

Edit: I have added another column below, which looks at how much power is available for charging, above minimum usage to run the computer.

Edit 2: A couple of people have suggested (and are probably right) that my estimation of power consumption for general use is too high. Edited the numbers below from 40W to 15W.

Ever since the Surface Book 2 was unveiled, there's been confusion out there regarding USB-C charging, and whether or not this would work, or be fast enough to be practical. Initial reports said this would work for "trickle charging" only, although some clarifications came since then stating that USB-PD is indeed supported. For those who are not familiar, USB-PD ("Power Delivery") is the standard for high-power charging of cell phones, tablets, PCs (and really anything else) using USB-C ports. If your charger and device both support this standard, then they should work together. Of course, just as if with older technologies, you can find chargers which support varying amounts of power output, and the device should adapt to only draw as much power as the charger will allow. If the device needs more power than the charger can provide, then it won't charge (either it will ignore the charger completely, or will just slow discharge of the battery).

So. Now that I have my Surface Book 2 15" and have had the opportunity to gather some chargers, I've decided to do some experiments to find out what works, what doesn't, and what the limitations may be. It's important to note that my testing is by no means scientific, but it does provide some insight. If I was to do this properly, I would use a USB-PD power sniffer to see how much power is actually being provided to the computer. But, I don't have one and those are expensive. What I do have is an OmniCharge:

http://www.omnicharge.co

The OmniCharge is a powerbank which can charge high power devices like laptops as well as low power devices like cell phones. It's valuable here because:

  • It has an AC output which we can use to connect standard chargers to
  • It has a direct DC output which we can also use to charge devices
  • It has an OLED display which will show the amount of power being drawn by the device

The last point is the big one. This is what I'm using to show my numbers, but it's also where my statement that "this is not scientific" comes from. For the chargers I'm using the AC output on, this value will show the power (wattage) being fed to the charger, and not the power being fed from the charger to the Surface Book 2. My observed peak wattages are about 10% above the stated maximum, so this is why I've also provided a "-10%" column below.

Here are the chargers I tested, and my observations:

ChargerStated wattageObserved wattage-10%Max in-use charging wattageNotes
Official Surface Book 2 Charger102W115W103.5W87W
Omnicharge DC SurfaceConnect (12V)42W28W13WBoth batteries remain "in use".
Omnicharge DC SurfaceConnect (15V)52.5W35W20WBatteries alternate between each of them getting charged for a second. Batteries in use while gaming.
Nintendo Switch USB-C39W44W39.6W24WOccasional goes to above alternating charging. Battery discharges in game.
Apple 87W USB-C87W95W85.5W72WWindows sometimes gives "slow charger" warning, and unrecognized USB device message. Can game and charge, but will occasionally draw battery power.

Some elaboration on the above:

The two "OmniCharge DC" values above are using the direct DC output from the OmniCharge using a barrel-to-SurfaceConnect cable. The Surface Pro 3 I used to have fully supported charging in this manner, but this is known not to work properly with the Surface Book (2). I initially had the OmniCharge set to 12V because that's what I used with the Surface Pro 3, but then realized that the Books use 15V and increased it. Both sets of results show that the Surface Book 2 was drawing 2.3A to get the observed Wattage.

New column added: I measured the wattage pulled by the Surface Book 2 when fully charged and just web browsing as hovering around (edit) 15W. The "Max charging wattage" column is therefore the observed wattage from the charger, subtract 15W. This gives you an idea of the max power which can be available for charging while using the computer, but this will go down as your usage gets more intense (e.g. gaming instead of browsing).

Edit 2: The above was edited from 40W to 15W based on some feedback. The truth is probably actually somewhere between the two, given that my 28W source could not charge the battery at all.

Why doesn't direct DC charging work properly with the Surface Book? I've read that there is some negotiation which goes on with the Book and its charger, and my testing supports this. Seeing a peak of 2.3A is interesting, because the OmniCharge actually supports a 3.5A output. This is why the "observed wattage" was so much lower than what it should have been.

On to the USB-C chargers. I already had a Nintendo Switch charger, and started with that. I specially purchased an 87W Apple charger as well. The conclusion here is: The Surface Book 2 will draw exactly as much power as the charger is designed to provide. This is why my tl;dr above states "Yes, USB-C charging works". There was one very strange quirk though. Plugging in the Apple adapter sometimes showed a warning about "Slow USB charging", as well as a device unrecognized message, although my measurements showed that full power was being provided. Interestingly, this warning did not appear when connecting the Nintendo adapter, which was provides far less power. This appears to be a Windows 10 bug, as the hardware was clearly happy to take full power, and the message did not always appear.

So... what's the point of all of this? My hope was for "One charger to rule them all" for when I'm travelling. The Apple adapter will charge:

  1. The Surface Book 2 (at a minimum of 72% of the speed of the official charger) (This number was edited after it was pointed out by /u/surface_book that I had stated this incorrectly)
  2. The Nintendo Switch (at full speed)
  3. My Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (at full speed)
  4. The new USB-C integrated version of the OmniCharge which I have pre-ordered (but don't have yet) (at full speed) (4a - And the OmniCharge will also itself charge all of the above too!)

To me, this 72% is completely acceptable. As noted above, this is not a good idea when gaming as your battery will certainly discharge. In fact, if media reports are correct, the Surface Book 2 will even discharge when using the official 102W charger while gaming. So this isn't shocking. But this will be more than adequate for charging during "normal use". The computer doesn't always need full power (for example, charging while just web browsing), and so in many circumstances 87W is enough for full-speed charging during use. This is why I say "minimum" of 87% speed.

A special note about why I chose an Apple charger: USB-C is currently a quagmire of incorrectly-implemented and occasionally dangerous products where charging is concerned. Less than reputable companies are putting out chargers and cables which are not properly to spec, and these can damage your device. I do not like the idea of blowing-up my $2,500 computer, so decided to buy a charger from a trustworthy source. Whatever your opinion of Apple may be, I can at least trust their charger designed for the MacBook Pro to be safe.

OK, I'm done typing now. If anyone else would like me to add some more experiments, let me know. :-)

April 8 2018 minor update: I have just experimented with the new USB-C version of the OmniCharge. I completely discharged the SB2, and completely charged the OmniCharge. I then charged the SB2 with it powered off. The OC was able to two-thirds recharge the SB2.

1 year, 5 months agokeithsweatshirt_ posted comment on Surface.
Feb. 25, 2018

Out of curiosity, is this the battery pack you were referring to? https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=pdsbs1071?encoding=UTF8&pdrdi=B01LRQDAEI&pdrdr=BEHTR8Z51H2BW1SHY3HD&pdrdw=VlAUO&pdrdwg=Fkp9O&psc=1&refRID=BEHTR8Z51H2BW1SHY3HD

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (02/20/2018) [R]

1 year, 6 months agoTemptedTemplar posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 20, 2018

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 6 months agoTemptedTemplar posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 20, 2018

After looking at the amazon listing, it would work. But only if you use the USB-C port, the switch isnt rated for any kind of quick charge. I also cant tell you how well it would work, because they don't list the power output anywhere on their website or the amazon page.

I would advise against it, especially if youre paying $50 for only 10k mAh.

Look into the RAVpower 26800 PD or the Anker Powercore+ 26800 with PD. 2.5x the capacity, better reputations, and frequently on sale in the $50 to $80 range.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (02/12/2018) [R]

1 year, 6 months agoandysaurus_rex posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 12, 2018

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 6 months agoandysaurus_rex posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 12, 2018

yeah, I have this one: https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr132?ie=UTF8&qid=1518448115&sr=8-32&keywords=ravpower

I like it because it has power delivery and USB-C to USB-C which means it'll charge the Switch faster, and if you have a good USB-C wall adapter, it'll charge the brick faster too.

But this one: https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Charger-RAVPower-Battery-26800mAh/dp/B012NIQG5E/ref=sr14?ie=UTF8&qid=1518448103&sr=8-4&keywords=ravpower

is the same capacity without power delivery and USB-C for almost half the price. I got mine on a significant sale ($55) so it was worth it to me, but if I were buying new right now at these prices, I'd probably go for the cheap one. It won't charge the Switch as fast, but you shouldn't have any problem with it not charging fast enough while you're playing games, unless you have multiple things plugged into it at once.

Acer Switch Alpha 12 Portable Charger [R]

1 year, 6 months agosmayonak posted submission on tablets.
Feb. 9, 2018

Hello, I just bout a Acer Switch Alpha 12 and am finding out how bad the battery life is! https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/series/switchalpha12

I have a 12,000 mAh portable charger and bought a USB to USBC cable to try to charge it because I heard the USBC could charge the acer. However, it isnt charging. It doesnt even charge when I plug the USB C into one of my wall plugs.

Does anyone have a link to a portable charger I can buy?

Thank you

1 year, 6 months agosmayonak posted comment on tablets.
Feb. 10, 2018

Join us over at /r/switchalpha for tips on extending battery life and more.

The issue with USB-C chargers is that there is no one-size fits all solution for multiple devices. For example, some USB-C portable chargers will work with some devices but not others. For the Switch Alpha 12, I'm not aware of anyone who makes a compatible USB-C charger, but my guess is that the RAVPower USB-C charger should work. It receive a good safety rating from Nathan-K. However, no one has reported whether or not it's compatible with the Switch Alpha.

For portable charging, I use a Innergie 45-watt USB-C charger. It works with all my devices. Most important, though, is that it works with the Switch Alpha.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (02/08/2018) [R]

1 year, 6 months agoFlorenAgate posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 8, 2018

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 6 months agoFlorenAgate posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 9, 2018

Yea just make sure your power bank has Power Delivery!

I bought this power bank off amazon for my switch and its been perfect, actually charges it while playing thanks to PD capability. Without PD, it'll either hold steady or decline very slowly if max brightness/audio

Also if you do like that power bank, it's actually on sale for $25 off with a coupon code in the description.

How powerful does a power bank need to be to charge the switch? [R]

1 year, 6 months agobaughbberick posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 8, 2018

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1 year, 6 months agobaughbberick posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 8, 2018

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpawdbt1APcFAbH2E6VM1

RAVPOWER USB C power bank with PD

I use this one specifically and I've been thoroughly pleased with it, and it also fits under the power requirements for carry on if I understand correctly

Switch + Stand + Pro Controller = Perfect air travel companion [R]

1 year, 6 months agoprophecy0 posted submission on Switch.
Feb. 6, 2018
1 year, 6 months agoprophecy0 posted comment on Switch.
Feb. 7, 2018

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/

Currently on sale for $54.99 (you must apply the promotion).

NA eShop Sales week of Feb 1st [R]

1 year, 6 months agowobblydavid posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 1, 2018

UPDATED feb 2nD!

Heres the sales that got listed newly today at 12 noon est, more might be incoming.

Rock N racing Grand Prix 6.39 (20%)

Tiny Troopers XL 11.04 (15%)

Frederic The resurrection Of Music 3.99 (33%)

Sparkle 2 Evo 2.49 (50%)

Violett 4.99 (50%)

Count Lucanor 7.49 (50%)

Unbox Newbies Adventure 14.99 (50%)

The Bridge AGAIN! lol 3.49 (65%)

ADDED: THURSDAY NIGHT:

Heroes Of The Monkey Tavern 6.99 (30%)

Sparkle 2

Shiftlings Enhanced Edition 11.25 -(25%)

ADDED FEB 2nd

Brawl 7.99 (20%)

Perception 11.99 (40%)

Astro Bears Party 3.99 (20%)

Robonauts 11.99 (20%)

Happy downloading.

1 year, 6 months agowobblydavid posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 1, 2018

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI?ref=yopopma_swf

That's the one I got but it was $20 cheaper than it is now. Watch r/nintendoswitchdeals and pay attention to the comments. There's a guy that rates all battery packs and compares them. So far it's great. Charges it fast.

NA eShop Sales week of Feb 1st [R]

1 year, 6 months agowobblydavid posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 1, 2018

UPDATED feb 2nD!

Heres the sales that got listed newly today at 12 noon est, more might be incoming.

Rock N racing Grand Prix 6.39 (20%)

Tiny Troopers XL 11.04 (15%)

Frederic The resurrection Of Music 3.99 (33%)

Sparkle 2 Evo 2.49 (50%)

Violett 4.99 (50%)

Count Lucanor 7.49 (50%)

Unbox Newbies Adventure 14.99 (50%)

The Bridge AGAIN! lol 3.49 (65%)

ADDED: THURSDAY NIGHT:

Heroes Of The Monkey Tavern 6.99 (30%)

Sparkle 2

Shiftlings Enhanced Edition 11.25 -(25%)

ADDED FEB 2nd

Brawl 7.99 (20%)

Perception 11.99 (40%)

Astro Bears Party 3.99 (20%)

Robonauts 11.99 (20%)

Happy downloading.

1 year, 6 months agowobblydavid posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 1, 2018

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI?ref=yopopma_swf

That's the one I got but it was $20 cheaper than it is now. Watch r/nintendoswitchdeals and pay attention to the comments. There's a guy that rates all battery packs and compares them. So far it's great. Charges it fast.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (01/31/2018) [R]

1 year, 6 months agoCoryBoehm posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Jan. 31, 2018

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 6 months agoCoryBoehm posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 1, 2018

That one works.

The one I mentioned is here. The difference is the more expensive one I mentioned holds slightly more charge. Considering a single charge on either is likely to be longer than anyone would play at a time go with the cheaper one as you need money for games etc.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (01/31/2018) [R]

1 year, 6 months agoandysaurus_rex posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Jan. 31, 2018

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 6 months agoandysaurus_rex posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Jan. 31, 2018

There is: USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger 26800mAh(Faster Recharged in 4.5 Hours &USB-C Input, 30W Type-C Output)for Nintendo Switch, USB Type-C Laptops, 2016 MacBook Power Delivery Support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapi_oMDCAb1N0PT8D

USB-C 20000Mh Power Brick on sale for 40% off with promo code [R]

1 year, 7 months agoNeverEndingXsin posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Jan. 23, 2018
1 year, 6 months agoNeverEndingXsin posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Jan. 24, 2018

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo00s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

That portable charger is on sale for 54.99 and has 26800 mAH as well as USB-C PD.

Recommend a good USB-C PD Battery Pack [R]

1 year, 7 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Jan. 23, 2018

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1 year, 7 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Jan. 23, 2018

Ravpower and it’s on sale if you’re in US:

USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger 26800mAh

portable battery for switch [R]

1 year, 7 months agoJan. 20, 2018

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1 year, 7 months agoJawneeJohnny posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Jan. 20, 2018

I use this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo09s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It charges my switch while I play. I also like that it can output/input via usb-c, which means the battery charges in about 4-5 hours.

[PSA] I fried my Switch with a first party adapter. [R]

1 year, 7 months agoddaannoo posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Jan. 19, 2018

[removed]

1 year, 7 months agoddaannoo posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Jan. 19, 2018

I recently purchased this Power Bank. How much risk am I putting my Switch in by using the included USB-C to USB-C cable?

Power delivery or quick charge power bank for pixel 2? [R]

1 year, 7 months agoNeverEndingXsin posted submission on GooglePixel.
Jan. 13, 2018

It's time to get a new power bank and I'm wondering which is better to get in terms of battery and phone health. I know the pixel 2 charges with PD already but is there really a need for that?

Thanks

1 year, 7 months agoNeverEndingXsin posted comment on GooglePixel.
Jan. 13, 2018

USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger 26800mAh(Faster Recharged in 4.5 Hours &USB-C Input, 30W Type-C Output)for Nintendo Switch, USB Type-C Laptops, 2016 MacBook Power Delivery Support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapa_vcKwAbXNTBP96

Is that one good?

Does a portable charger for the XPS 15 9560 exist? [R]

1 year, 7 months agoelislider posted submission on Dell.
Jan. 12, 2018

So, I know about the Dell Power Companion, but I heard that it only works while the laptop is turned off. I was wondering if there was some kind of portable charger (similar to those phone ones like Anker) that I can just plug in and continue to work. Also, I am not an expert in this, but I believe it has to be the same voltage or something so it doesn't mess up the laptop? Thank you.

1 year, 7 months agoelislider posted comment on Dell.
Jan. 12, 2018

not saying it would work very well, but at least while the laptop is off. that's the point of USB-C is that is allows for lots of different charging scenarios. I have a XPS 9560 and it will charge from a Macbook Pro USB-C charger, a XPS 13 USB-C charger (the smaller Dell 45w) but in all cases it will complain that its not the 130watt charger that it expects, and it does end up throttling the CPU/GPU, but it does charge (slowly in the cases of the lower power chargers).

Your best chances are using a portable battery/power pack that has a USB-C port and supports USB-PD. I just bought one of these and its in the mail, should have it soon. I wasn't planning on using it for my 9560 but I'll definitely try it just to see

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (01/10/2018) [R]

1 year, 7 months agoTheStrangeTaco posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Jan. 10, 2018

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 7 months agoTheStrangeTaco posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Jan. 11, 2018

Sounds like a standard USB Type A output, these chargers will be okay but will still allow the battery to drain slowly over time, especially with sustained play while charging. For some tips on finding a good charger for your switch, ~~try checking out this article for some specifications and recommendations.~~

The Switch uses USB Type C with Power Delivery to take in around 18W of power depending on the device and cable, and practically all USB (1/2.X/3.X) Type A charging devices and cables will not be able to meet the full output required to charge a Switch at full speed. The article linked also includes this handy infographic related to Switch charging requirements. Keep in mind that the Switch also does NOT support any USB-A quick charge technologies such as Qualcomm Quick Charge or Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge.

If you're looking for a portable battery charger for the Switch, the only three I know of that support USB-C Power Delivery (PD) are two options by Anker and one by RAVPower which all include 30W USB-C PD outputs capable of charging the Switch at full speed. Included are Amazon links below (I use the RAVPower and it works perfectly for me while playing any game I've tried so far):

RAVPower 26800 PD: Link to Amazon

Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD: Link to Amazon

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD: Link to Amazon

\

Edit: Linked article is somewhat out of date

About to go on a long flight trip and need tips and advice. [R]

1 year, 7 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Jan. 3, 2018

Hello fellow Switch Fans. I was wondering if there was anything I need to prepare for a flight. I bought Xenoblade 2 for this occasion mostly because the flight should take about ten hours long. Considering that, my Switch would most likely run out of juice by the 3-4 hour mark. Is there anything I need to prepare like a portable charger? and if there is, I'd love some recommendation. (Side Note: haven't been on a plane in the last 14 years so don't know if planes of today have outlets or USB plugs. I heard some do and some don't, so just making sure. In my early 20s right now just an fyi.)

1 year, 7 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Jan. 3, 2018

Yes, a portable charger is needed. Even if the plane has USB charge ports, they are unlikely to be powerful enough for the Switch. Xenoblade will probably run out at the 3 hour mark. You'll need a pretty beefy portable charger to get you an additional 7 hours. Here are a couple of recommendations:

Ravpower 26800mAh USB-C PD

Ravpower 20100mAh USB-C

Ravpower 22000mAh USB-A

Nintendo Switch Battery Case Recommendations / Question [R]

1 year, 7 months agoJan. 1, 2018

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1 year, 7 months agoJawneeJohnny posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Jan. 2, 2018

I recommend the USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger. It can output 30W (unlike alot of other chargers) and it has a usb-c slot. It recharges quickly (4-6 hours compared to alot of other batteries that take upwards to 12 hours) and the usb-c cable it comes with is pretty nice. I've had it for about a month and a half now and its awesome. I recharge it using my macbook AC adapter.

Edit: Heres the link - https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr13?ie=UTF8&qid=1514871850&sr=8-3&keywords=ravpower+usb+c

[B&H / USA] RAVPower26800mAh Power Bank w/ USB PD (Supports 30W output) - $55.99 (Expires Dec 31) [R]

1 year, 7 months agotr4656 posted submission on NintendoSwitchDeals.
Dec. 30, 2017
1 year, 7 months agotr4656 posted comment on NintendoSwitchDeals.
Dec. 31, 2017

No that’s not the same one as the OP has USB-PD. This is the same one on Amazon

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (12/26/2017) [R]

1 year, 7 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 26, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 7 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 26, 2017

Best: USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger

Good size/speed/value: USB C Power Bank RAVPower 20100 Portable Charger

There are smaller ones that are cheaper too, really depends what you want to prioritize between charge speed and battery size.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (12/26/2017) [R]

1 year, 7 months agoFlapSnapple posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 26, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 7 months agoFlapSnapple posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 26, 2017

You don't NEED PD, but it's a nice to have.

This 26800 mAh with PD from RavPower is my top recommendation

Fast Charging or External Battery [R]

1 year, 7 months agoJB1864 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 25, 2017

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1 year, 7 months agoJB1864 posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 25, 2017

This is the one I just got. It's a monster and supposedly can charge the switch 2-3 times over before needing to be recharged (also will charge while you play, which some portable batteries struggle with)

https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr12_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1514211733&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=ravpower+26800&psc=1

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (12/24/2017) [R]

1 year, 8 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 24, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 8 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 24, 2017

“Need”, no, but there are differences. How much a powerbank costs will depend on its size and port types. Port types for Switch from Best to worst (but all work) are as follows:

1) USB-C with Power Delivery (PD)

2) USB-C w/o PD

3) USB-A

3 examples:

1) USB-C w/PD

2) USB-C no PD

3) USB-A

The examples are Ravpower brand, but Anker Powercore is a very good brand as well.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (12/21/2017) [R]

1 year, 8 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 21, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 8 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 21, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (12/17/2017) [R]

1 year, 8 months agoqueuebitt posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 17, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 8 months agoqueuebitt posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 17, 2017

While docked the Switch pulls 5-20W of power. The Nintendo power adapter can output up to 39W. You'll only use close to that if you have multiple USB-A devices also plugged in, pulling power.

The RAVPower 26800 PD can output up to 30W. It should be able to handle the Switch when docked, but don't push it by connecting with USB devices.

Soon to be Asus Transformer 3 pro owner [R]

1 year, 8 months agoeldred2 posted submission on asustransformer.
Dec. 17, 2017

I will be returning home for christmas on the 22nd and then I will pick up the T303 from my fathers house. looking forward to it a lot, but also quite worried. on one side I hope that it will be a miracle machine and on the other I suspect the worst.

will post more when I have it in my hands

1 year, 8 months agoeldred2 posted comment on asustransformer.
Dec. 17, 2017

Good luck. When I first got mine it had the noisy fan issue. I RMAed it, which took about a week, and now it has a whisper quiet fan. If you have to RMA, be sure to chat with a support tech to get a shipping label.

It's been about a year since I RMAed it, and overall, I'd have to say I'm pretty pleased. I could wish for a longer lasting battery, but for me at least that's only an issue when I am travelling, and I solved that by buying this power bank.

I picked up a Devil Box, so I could use it to replace my desktop gaming rig. That's worked reasonably well, although I sometimes have to reboot before the tablet with recognize it.

Its Holiday Travel Season - Lets talk battery packs! [R]

1 year, 8 months agochammer36 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 14, 2017

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1 year, 8 months agochammer36 posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 14, 2017

I travel a lot and have had a Switch since April. This charger is incredible. It has PD (power delivery) which makes the switch charge while playing. I’ve never run out of juice on a flight, and I can probably charge the switch a few times per charge. I also use it for my phone, laptop and many other items. Absolute game changer. Have fun!!

ravpower

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (12/13/2017) [R]

1 year, 8 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 13, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 8 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 13, 2017

I own and have had a good experience with the one below from Ravpower:

USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (12/12/2017) [R]

1 year, 8 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 12, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 8 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 13, 2017

Do you want a charger to plug into the wall or a portable power bank? If the latter, I own this one below and it works very well for all my devices:

USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger 26800mAh

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (12/12/2017) [R]

1 year, 8 months agoqueuebitt posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 12, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 8 months agoqueuebitt posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 12, 2017

RAVPower 26800 PD

30 watt output, which as good as you're going to get with a power bank. The Nintendo power adapter is 39 watt, and testing has shown the Switch doesn't take much more than 18 watt anyway. It has enough capacity to recharge the Switch at least 6 times.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (12/12/2017) [R]

1 year, 8 months agoCoryBoehm posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 12, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 8 months agoCoryBoehm posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 12, 2017

The RavPower 26800 PD is a great battery pack to use with the Switch, your smartphone, your tablet and even a USB-C powered laptop like a MacBook Pro.

What power banks/portable chargers are you all using in your EDC? [R]

1 year, 8 months agominhthemaster posted submission on consulting.
Dec. 11, 2017

Looking for something reliable and at least able to charge an iPhone, Bluetooth headphones, and a 10.5" iPad Pro.

1 year, 8 months agominhthemaster posted comment on consulting.
Dec. 11, 2017

RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger can charge my switch while in use and has enough capacity to last all week to recharge my phone without plugging in. Look for a battery that has high(er) capacity, USB B and USB C connections that are at least 2 amp as well as quick charge capability. There's a lot of marketing verbiage in most of these products but RAVPower or Anker are usually good.

Best way to play the Switch on the plane? Also, battery life? [R]

1 year, 8 months agochammer36 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 9, 2017

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1 year, 8 months agochammer36 posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 9, 2017

I travel a lot and have had a Switch since April. This charger is incredible. It has PD (power delivery) which makes the switch charge while playing. I’ve never run out of juice on a flight, and I can probably charge the switch a few times per charge. I also use it for my phone, laptop and many other items. Absolute game changer. Have fun!!

ravpower

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (12/02/2017) [R]

1 year, 8 months agoSanctusLetum posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 2, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 8 months agoSanctusLetum posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Dec. 3, 2017

The Type-C RavPower 26800 does come with a duel type-C cable.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapa_kW7iAbCRYAVG6

As far as cable brands go, if you want to pick up extras, there are so many to choose from. I would just recommend searching for a braided cable priced at or above $15 USD. Those tend to be higher quality, and you can get them for fairly cheap. Cheaper ones tend not to last as long, and quality jumps noticeably when you leave the $10 range.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (11/30/2017) [R]

1 year, 8 months agoCoryBoehm posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 30, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 8 months agoCoryBoehm posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 30, 2017

The RavPower 26800 PD is what you likely want.

For the Switch if you are planning to play while connected to the battery you need something capable for outputting enough power to keep the Switch going. The best way to accomplish that is with a battery supporting USB C output with PD (Power Delivery) like the RavPower 26800 PD. Something to keep in mind is if you don't have a 30W USB C charger which would fill the RavPower in approximately 4.5 hours your time to recharge the battery pack will be longer, ie overnight.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (11/27/2017) [R]

1 year, 8 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 27, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 8 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 27, 2017

I went with this one. It's a beast, but it handles the Switch very well:

https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI

Power Delivery powerbank / battery packs? [R]

1 year, 8 months agoSupaZT posted submission on GooglePixel.
Nov. 26, 2017

Looking to buy a new external powerbank but from what I've read most of them aren't compatible with power delivery and won't be able to deliver quick charging the way that a wall plug can. Are there any out there that can?

1 year, 8 months agoSupaZT posted comment on GooglePixel.
Nov. 27, 2017

Got this one for $61

USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger 26800mAh(Faster Recharged in 4.5 Hours &USB-C Input, 30W Type-C Output)for Nintendo Switch, USB Type-C Laptops, 2016 MacBook Power Delivery Support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapa_Uw6gAbBZ50Z6P

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (11/24/2017) [R]

1 year, 9 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 24, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 9 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 24, 2017

The one I have $80: USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger

Here’s a Ravpower 20100mah USB-C for $50: USB C Power Bank RAVPower 20100 Portable Charger

Edit: Here’s a Ravpower 26800mah USB-A for $50: Portable Charger RAVPower 26800 Battery Packs 26800mAh

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (11/23/2017) [R]

1 year, 9 months agoCoryBoehm posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 23, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 9 months agoCoryBoehm posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 23, 2017

The RavPower 26800 PD is a higher capacity battery pack to the one linked above that is suitable for the Switch as well.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (11/21/2017) [R]

1 year, 9 months agoSilithas posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 21, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 9 months agoSilithas posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 22, 2017

No. It has only 5v at 2.1 amps, you need one with 15v at 2 amps through usb type C.

This one is what you need. It gives you 8 hours and 40 min extra (tested mine aswell with skyrim) (26800mah, but realistically only 16000mah due to conversion loss)

https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI

[Amazon] Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 30W Power Delivery Charger, Portable Charger Bundle for Nintendo Switch ($86.99/ 28% off) [R]

1 year, 9 months agoMrSquamous posted submission on NintendoSwitchDeals.
Nov. 19, 2017
1 year, 9 months agoMrSquamous posted comment on NintendoSwitchDeals.
Nov. 19, 2017

But since the Anker's power adapter won't power the Switch in docked/TV mode, and we're talking about portable here, you'll still need to buy another, better power adapter so you only have to carry one when you travel.

The comparable Ravpower is a better deal, allows passthrough charging, AND actually does come with a power adapter right now. All for $80, less than the Anker. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo04s00

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (11/18/2017) [R]

1 year, 9 months agoTemptedTemplar posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 18, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 9 months agoTemptedTemplar posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 19, 2017

For that specific form factor, yes. There is another one coming out soon which is double the battery size and has a wider kickstand. There are also a ton of chinese knockoffs on amazon, but some have literally burst into flames, so be cautious if you go that route.

If you dont care about the clip on type, a regular portable battery would be a better investment. This one is x5 larger than the nyko pack and can charge the system while playing.

What is the best Nintendo Switch compatible external battery? [R]

1 year, 9 months agoCoryBoehm posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 17, 2017

Hello everyone, looking to buy an external batter to charge my Nintendo Switch but I'm not sure witch ones are compatible or what to look for I have this 20,000mAh Aukey power bank but I don't think its strong enough to charge my switch. Whats working for you? What would you recommend?

TL;DR - What is the best Nintendo Switch compatible external battery?

1 year, 9 months agoCoryBoehm posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 17, 2017

The RavPower 26800 PD includes the USB C, fast charging wall block, is highly regarded by the community and $7 cheaper.

What is the best Nintendo Switch compatible external battery? [R]

1 year, 9 months agoCoryBoehm posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 17, 2017

Hello everyone, looking to buy an external batter to charge my Nintendo Switch but I'm not sure witch ones are compatible or what to look for I have this 20,000mAh Aukey power bank but I don't think its strong enough to charge my switch. Whats working for you? What would you recommend?

TL;DR - What is the best Nintendo Switch compatible external battery?

1 year, 9 months agoCoryBoehm posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 17, 2017

The RavPower 26800 PD is highly regarded and cheaper than the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD. They are very similar products and offer the same capacity. You honestly wouldn't have issue with either of them.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (11/16/2017) [R]

1 year, 9 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 16, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 9 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 16, 2017

Switch will last 2.5-4 hours in handheld mode depending on the game. There are varying sizes and outputs of power banks. I have one of the larger, faster charging (and more expensive) power banks. Ravpower.

Certainly you could get away with less if you want. Most anything made by Anker, Ravpower, Aukey which supports USB C will be fine.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (11/15/2017) [R]

1 year, 9 months agoCoryBoehm posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 15, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 9 months agoCoryBoehm posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 15, 2017

The RavPower 26800 PD pretty much checks all the boxes. It has Type C quick charge in, Type C output that powers the Switch in handheld mode and is has PD (Power Delivery) that adjusts the output voltage to match what Type C devices are requesting.

If a battery pack from another brand does not have a Type C port don't even consider it for use with the Switch.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (11/09/2017) [R]

1 year, 9 months agopoofyhairguy posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 9, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 9 months agopoofyhairguy posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 9, 2017

This is the best one.

I personally have this one and it will charge the Switch while I play on full brightness. Thanks to it I played 12 hours straight on a flight to China.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (11/09/2017) [R]

1 year, 9 months agopoofyhairguy posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 9, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 9 months agopoofyhairguy posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 9, 2017

This one is the best. It charges like the official AC adapter does.

Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger: Can this charge my Switch while playing? [R]

1 year, 9 months agoNov. 5, 2017

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1 year, 9 months agovipitus posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Nov. 5, 2017

It doesn't have USB-C Power Delivery tech, so it won't charge as fast as original AC adapter. For 20$ more (yeah, it's a lot, but worth it) you have Anker Powerbank with USB-C PD - https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ It will charge 15V 2A just like from AC adapter :)

Power Banks w/ Fast Charging [R]

1 year, 9 months agoJespy posted submission on GooglePixel.
Nov. 2, 2017

What are the best power banks that'll fast charge a 2XL? Bonus points: Does this one work?

Power Banks w/ Fast Charging [R]

1 year, 9 months agoRoshy76 posted submission on GooglePixel.
Nov. 2, 2017

What are the best power banks that'll fast charge a 2XL? Bonus points: Does this one work?

1 year, 9 months agoRoshy76 posted comment on GooglePixel.
Nov. 2, 2017

I got this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI But it was only 50 bucks when I bought it not 80, plus it had a 30W wall charger included. For some reason all the battery backups went up alot in price recently.

Pixel 2 Portable Charger Help Please [R]

1 year, 9 months agoNov. 2, 2017

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1 year, 9 months agoandrewisthedevil posted comment on GooglePixel.
Nov. 2, 2017

There are very few battery pack/portable chargers that will truly fast charge the P2/P2XL right now. You'll need one with USB PD (Power Delivery) not Quick Charge 2.0/3.0 and, at this point, those are falling in the 20,000-30,000 mAh range. There are none (that I am aware of) in the 10,000-15,000 mAh range, because I am in the market for one myself and there are certainly no lip-stick sized ones with USB-C PD.

https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr13?ie=UTF8&qid=1509631361&sr=8-3&keywords=usb+c+power+delivery+battery

https://www.amazon.com/USB-ZeroLemon-Type-Portable-Charger/dp/B071HQFYRR/ref=sr15?ie=UTF8&qid=1509631405&sr=8-5&keywords=usb+c+power+delivery+battery&dpID=41-gJF7GGML&preST=SY300QL70_&dpSrc=srch

https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-30000mAh-Portable-Delivery-Nintendo/dp/B071CQYBSN/ref=sr16?ie=UTF8&qid=1509631405&sr=8-6&keywords=usb+c+power+delivery+battery&dpID=31ygFF5w4lL&preST=SY300QL70_&dpSrc=srch

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (10/28/2017) [R]

1 year, 9 months agoTheGreatLord64 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 28, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 9 months agoTheGreatLord64 posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 28, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr12_sspa?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1509217601&sr=1-2-spons&keywords=ravpower+26800&psc=1
This should come with the cable?

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (10/26/2017) [R]

1 year, 9 months agoPorkpants81 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 26, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 9 months agoPorkpants81 posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 26, 2017

This is the one I bought:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo00s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Looks like it's $80 now :( It was $60 last week, must've been a limited time sale.

ThinkPad portable chargers. [R]

1 year, 10 months agoweswesyall23 posted submission on thinkpad.
Oct. 24, 2017

Hi there, I was wondering if any of you use portable battery chargers on your thinkpads. If you do, how well do they work and can you recommend any good ones?

1 year, 10 months agoweswesyall23 posted comment on thinkpad.
Oct. 25, 2017

I bought this one : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo01s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 for my Thinkpad X1 Yoga (2nd Gen) and sadly it didnt work. Be interested if anyone has any recommendations.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (10/23/2017) [R]

1 year, 10 months agoracast5 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 23, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 10 months agoracast5 posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 24, 2017

It depends on the game you're playing. The switch battery life is advertised as 2.5-6 hours. So you're looking at needing 3-9x the battery capacity of the switch. The switch holds 4.3k mah. So you want 14-40k mah.

I use this one and it works pretty well:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo06s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's 27k, which is kinda in the middle of what you want depending on the game you're playing. It'll run indies for 25 hours, but probably not BotW. Then again, are you really gonna be playing non stop for 25 hours?

They have bigger portable batteries. But you're definitely gonna want something with usb-c to c PD connection. As this allows the most power transfer to the switch.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (10/21/2017) [R]

1 year, 10 months agoTemptedTemplar posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 21, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 10 months agoTemptedTemplar posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 21, 2017

this is a sub-favorite, Power delivery allows you to charge while playing. And the capacity allows for up to additional 14 hours of Zelda playtime while portable. (estimated, based on 2.5 hours of playtime on the stock battery)

The perfect companion for Nintendo Switch! Just tested it, and charges 1 percent within a minute. So with this, you can get up to 21 hours of game time including switch's own battery. [R]

1 year, 10 months agoPorkpants81 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 19, 2017
1 year, 10 months agoPorkpants81 posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 19, 2017

This is the charger I got from Amazon and at $60 it's a great charger for not only the Switch but everything.

Also kudos to Ravpower for the link from their website to Amazon not being an affiliate link. It's rare to see that these days.

Good car charger? [R]

1 year, 10 months agojoeslide posted submission on GooglePixel.
Oct. 17, 2017

What will be a good charger with fast charging that will be safe with my pixel 2? Or should I wait till theirs one that's "made for Google"

1 year, 10 months agojoeslide posted comment on GooglePixel.
Oct. 17, 2017

These are the accessories I ordered:

Battery

Wall Charger

Car Charger

Cables

Enjoy...

Edit: Reformatted the Links Edit: Re-Reformatted the Links

New job, new lifestyle, suggestions on commuting kit [R]

1 year, 10 months agoicepenguin posted submission on sysadmin.
Oct. 16, 2017

Backstory: I just started a new job. My background is heavy Windows, with some *nix, along with heavy Mac client. This new job is fully Linux. I get to pick my own laptop, as long as it's Apple, HP, Dell, or Lenovo

Also, to take this job, I moved to a new city. My previous job and commute were very suburban. 45 minute drive one way to a job in a cube at a corporate park. No meetings outside the building, no need for laptops at meetings in the building, and RDP/VPN for when I needed to do stuff from home. My personal laptop was a 15" MacBook Pro

The situation now is that I'm working at a college campus, will often have meetings across campus where I'll need my laptop. Also, the biggie: I'm now commuting to work by mass transit (train + bus).

So, given this big sea change in lifestyle, both with the tech stack I'm working with and my mobility, I'm looking for recommendations for both a laptop and a good bag.

For a laptop, I'm leaning heavily towards a Macbook (non-pro), but I'm concerned about the keyboard. I don't need a powerhouse, I have a good iMac on my desk and 99% of my work will be done on machines I ssh into. Basically, I've narrowed it down between a Lenovo Yoga X1 2nd Gen or the 12" Macbook. Need folks to tell me why the keyboard on the Macbook won't make me want to murder myself

On the bag side, I'm looking for a good messenger or backpack. Ideally it'd have a spot or two on the outside for a water bottle/umbrella, and a detachable keychain/key holder that is secure inside a zipped pouch. I basically only carry my laptop, a charger, umbrella, and a few small items like keys, headphones, gum, etc. I don't need to carry a library of books, gym clothes, or anything like that

And, if anyone has any other tips or suggestions for a more urban commute, that would be great. I grew up in the backwoods and lived in the suburbs for 30 years, so I'm trying to catch up all at once

1 year, 10 months agoicepenguin posted comment on sysadmin.
Oct. 16, 2017

If you get a MacBook (Pro or not), or some of the newer PC variants, you can charge via USB C. I’d recommend a USB C power bank. I use this one and it’s great. Lasts about 2 full charges of my MacBook Pro with Touchbar. If you get a Nintendo Switch, it will also charge that. Highly recommend it!

What portable battery banks are you all using? [R]

1 year, 10 months agoatwork1 posted submission on GooglePixel.
Oct. 15, 2017

What portable battery banks are you all using for your current google phones that have usb-c? I've been looking at some on amazon, but they all seem to die after a couple months of use

1 year, 10 months agoatwork1 posted comment on GooglePixel.
Oct. 15, 2017

This RAV Power seems to be the exact same as the Anker at half the price: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI

What portable battery banks are you all using? [R]

1 year, 10 months agoVoltaicShock posted submission on GooglePixel.
Oct. 15, 2017

What portable battery banks are you all using for your current google phones that have usb-c? I've been looking at some on amazon, but they all seem to die after a couple months of use

1 year, 10 months agoVoltaicShock posted comment on GooglePixel.
Oct. 15, 2017

I am thinking about picking this one up:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/

Not sure how good it is though.

What portable battery banks are you all using? [R]

1 year, 10 months agoneopolitan-wheem posted submission on GooglePixel.
Oct. 15, 2017

What portable battery banks are you all using for your current google phones that have usb-c? I've been looking at some on amazon, but they all seem to die after a couple months of use

1 year, 10 months agoneopolitan-wheem posted comment on GooglePixel.
Oct. 15, 2017

USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger 26800mAh

Two thumbs up for RAVPower! I've been using this one for about 7 months now, love it. Comes with a charger that charges the bank in roughly 4.5 hours. A bit pricey at $59.99 though.

Anker Powercore+ [R]

1 year, 10 months agoToon_me posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 13, 2017

From the reviews I’ve been reading on google it seems the Anker Powercore+ is up there as one of the best powerbanks for the Switch.

I’m having trouble finding one in Australia, has anybody had experience buying them from an Australian website or overseas site shipping to Australia at a reasonable price?

Also does anyone recommend another power bank over the Anker Powercore?

1 year, 10 months agoToon_me posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 13, 2017

Ravpower makes one that works really well for me. I can play Zelda and still have the battery charge. It has a USB C - USB C with PD and high enough output so you can charge and play at the same time on the go.

Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo03s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Who else has a RAVPower 26800mAh portable charger? I'm not sure if I'm having issues. [R]

1 year, 10 months agokaeyay posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 12, 2017

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1 year, 10 months agokaeyay posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 12, 2017

Are you talking about this one? What cable do you use to connect to the console? Ideally it should be able to keep up with the USB-PD capabilities of the battery. I bought a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 cable that works perfectly fine, charged my Switch up in a jiffy with at least 50% left to spare.

I would recommend cycling the battery at least once and maybe restarting your console for good measure.

Razer Powerbank alternative? [R]

1 year, 10 months agojoikansai posted submission on razer.
Oct. 9, 2017

So I recently picked up the razer blade stealth 13.3" and I really like the idea of the razer powerbank. However, it's ridiculously pricey. Does anyone have any suggestions for cheaper alternatives? I'm in Canada btw.

1 year, 10 months agojoikansai posted comment on razer.
Oct. 10, 2017

You can use it https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo00s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 , or maybe new xiaomi powerbank zmi 20000 because it can also power Mi Air 13 with mx180 which could be powered by my Razer powerbank. Both are around half price and have higher capacity but a bit bigger and RAV one seems almost halftime slower which I don’t like it. I got Razer powerbank a bit cheaper than usual, even still more expensive than those PB but I prefer original for my stealth, also for the premium build and maybe safety reason.

#MadeByGoogle Post-Event Megathread [R]

1 year, 10 months agoSupaZT posted submission on GooglePixel.
Oct. 3, 2017

This is the post to discuss all of the devices, features, and software announced during the #MadeByGoogle event.

This year, Google unveiled the Google Home Mini & Max, Google Pixelbook & Pixel Pen, Pixel 2 and 2 XL, Google Pixel Buds, a new Daydream View, and Google Clips. Google also revealed deeper integration with Google Assistant and services like Nest devices, Google Lens, and AR Stickers for ARCore.

The updated Google Store is also live.

Here is the shipping megathread, and here is the photos megathread (for photos with the 2016 Pixels).

1 year, 10 months agoSupaZT posted comment on GooglePixel.
Oct. 5, 2017

Will this support pixel 2s 27W charging?

USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger 26800mAh(Faster Recharged in 4.5 Hours &USB-C Input, 30W Type-C Output)for Nintendo Switch, USB Type-C Laptops, 2016 MacBook Power Delivery Support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapa_GcL1zb0SMA4M5

USB Output:3.4A Total (Each 2.4A Max) Type C Output: DC 5V/3A,9V/2A,15V/2A,20V/1.5A

USB-C Power bank suggestions? [R]

1 year, 10 months agoSupaZT posted submission on GooglePixel.
Oct. 4, 2017

Just preordered the Pixel and it's my first USB-C phone. What are some of the best power banks out there to get?

Is this power bank compatible with the switch? [R]

1 year, 10 months agowehopeuchoke posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 4, 2017
1 year, 10 months agowehopeuchoke posted comment on NintendoSwitch.
Oct. 4, 2017

You want a portable charger with “Power Delivery” over “Quick Charge”. Quick Charge is generally what is used in things like Samsung phones while Power Delivery is a charging method that’s part of the USB Type C design which the Switch is compatible with. Power Delivery is MUCH better than Quick Charge. But even using the Quick Charge models on the Switch won't really hurt it, just charge slower.

You want to get this model which is Anker’s only model with Power Delivery currently on the market.

There's also this RavPower charger that has pretty much the same specifications as the Anker that I've heard works just as well. Keep in mind, this doesn't come with a wall charger like the Anker one. So you'd have to buy something like this to go along with it.

Can we have a thread with a general consensus on the best Switch accessories from the sub as a whole? [R]

1 year, 10 months agokaeyay posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 29, 2017

After seeing that awesome 8bitdo controller, I realized there’s so many brands and cool/neat things to buy for the Switch I wouldn’t really know where to start. Can we get a thread where we just roll together the accessories we mostly consider to be the best?

1 year, 10 months agokaeyay posted on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 29, 2017

Any tempered glass screen protector from a reputable maker for one.

The Pro controller is one of the best feeling controllers I've ever had.

A high end battery pack if you can afford it. Should support USB-C/PD charging. I managed to snag this RAVPower battery on sale.

For Splatoon players who like split Joycon play, grips can be helpful to add comfort. I personally have Nintendo's official battery grip, provides a pretty nice girth extension.

And I guess a case, though beanies are pretty convenient to slip your console into.

Edit: Would also like to add a tablet mount for lazy bed gamers. Position it above your face, take off the Joycons, and relish in the comfort while feeling like you're in Wall-E.

Any leads on an external backup battery capable of quickly charging (more than just trickle-charging) a Chromebook? [R]

1 year, 11 months agoSept. 25, 2017

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1 year, 10 months agopuppyyawn posted on chromeos.
Sept. 26, 2017

I have the C302 and the following battery bank. It charges the 302 faster than the OEM charger that came with it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauisearch_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Asus c302 charger? [R]

1 year, 11 months agopuppyyawn posted submission on chromeos.
Sept. 25, 2017

Left mine in a hotel around 3 weeks ago. Need a replacement. Anyone have any recommendations?

1 year, 10 months agopuppyyawn posted on chromeos.
Sept. 26, 2017

Depending on how you want to spend your money, you could get double bang for your buck if you bought a battery bank. I have this one and it charges faster than the OEM charger that was included with the 302. B&H has it also and could be a little cheaper there.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauisearch_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Any leads on an external backup battery capable of quickly charging (more than just trickle-charging) a Chromebook? [R]

1 year, 11 months agoSept. 25, 2017

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1 year, 11 months agojsight posted on chromeos.
Sept. 25, 2017

You need to find one that supports the USBC power delivery spec.

This one claims to: USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger 26800mAh(Faster Recharged in 4.5 Hours &USB-C Input, 30W Type-C Output)for Nintendo Switch, USB Type-C Laptops, 2016 MacBook Power Delivery Support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapa_U2AYzbYXZR6JW

[Amazon.com] RAVPower 26800mAh Portable Charger w/ 30W USB-C port with Power Delivery for $56 w/ coupon in comments [R]

1 year, 11 months agoKalterEntzug posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 21, 2017
1 year, 11 months agoKalterEntzug posted on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 21, 2017

That thing costs EUR 59,99 regular price on Amazon.de and that's tax included.
Interesting that on the US Amazon they show you the Original Price of: ~~$199~~
This sales looks ... expensive?

Edit: as Adiroit said, it's still a good deal. So go at it! :)

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (09/20/2017) [R]

1 year, 11 months agoPorkpants81 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 20, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 11 months agoPorkpants81 posted on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 20, 2017

Well for example this one which I recommend:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI

HAs 2 regular USB ports and a USB-C port so you could charge both systems at the same time (assuming you have the cable for the 2DS)

This charger still has the promotion on it so it's only $64 as well which is a great price for a charger that size

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (09/14/2017) [R]

1 year, 11 months agoPorkpants81 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 14, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 11 months agoPorkpants81 posted on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 14, 2017

For 3 - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI

This is the powerbank I have and it's amazing for the price....there is a promotion for it to be $64.99 (at least in the US).

Those in the market for a high-end power bank: Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 27W PD Portable Charger Bundle $88 w/ code KINJA879 [Amazon - US] [R]

1 year, 11 months agowehopeuchoke posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 13, 2017
1 year, 11 months agowehopeuchoke posted on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 13, 2017

This isn’t a particularly crazy deal. I know Anker is considered the “trusted brand”, but RAVPower has a model with the same mAh PD, and same charging ports that currently consistently retails for $80 with deals down to $60

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (09/11/2017) [R]

1 year, 11 months agoTemptedTemplar posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 11, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 11 months agoTemptedTemplar posted on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 11, 2017

the go to device appears to be this ravpower 26800 mAh battery pack.

A large capacity (~18 to 24 hours of zelda) along with power delivery, which will keep the battery charged even while playing games on the go.

If $80 is too steep, then just remember that mAh is your capacity, the switch has a 4380 mAh battery and provides roughly 3 hours of zelda on the go.

Power delivery is different from quick charge, providing more power over USB type A/C than normal ports; while not risking potential damage to the switch itself like quick charge.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (09/10/2017) [R]

1 year, 11 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 10, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 11 months agoJackSparrowUSA posted on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 10, 2017

This has a lot of juice. There's a coupon on Amazon to bring it down to $65.

USB C Power Bank RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger 26800mAh(Faster Recharged in 4.5 Hours &USB-C Input, 30W Type-C Output)for Nintendo Switch, USB Type-C Laptops, 2016 MacBook Power Delivery Support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (09/06/2017) [R]

1 year, 11 months agoPorkpants81 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 6, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 11 months agoPorkpants81 posted on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 7, 2017

This Rav Power 26800 is an awesome charger. It has an offer as well so it only costs $64.99 which an incredible price for a charger this size.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (09/06/2017) [R]

1 year, 11 months agoPorkpants81 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 6, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 11 months agoPorkpants81 posted on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 6, 2017

This RavPower 26,800 is the one I use and it has an offer that it's on sale for $64.99....for the price it's by far the best one IMO.

Comparable Anker ones are around $90 or so.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (09/04/2017) [R]

1 year, 11 months agoPorkpants81 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 4, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

1 year, 11 months agoPorkpants81 posted on NintendoSwitch.
Sept. 5, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo00s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is the one I'm using and it works great. There's a promotion for it to cost $64 right now through Amazon Prime

External Battery for RBS [R]

2 years agojoikansai posted submission on razer.
Aug. 17, 2017

Do I have to use a razer branded portable charger in order for my rbs to be charge or can I just use my already owned Anker Power Bank & Anker Cable.

2 years agojoikansai posted on razer.
Aug. 17, 2017

No you don't have to use Razer power bank to charge it, but it's the best one for the stealth with the technology (fast charging etc) and material (CN Aluminum?)on it. You can use this power bank https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo00s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 for it i saw someone could charge full from 89% in 20 minutes while using the Blade, which is not bad. I think your power bank can't charge it, does it have 30 watt power? I don't think so, it's needed for charge the blade stealth with I think 19V, don't remember exactly but you can check razer power bank site for the specifications. I don't have Blade, wanted to buy it but got a deal for other ultrabook, I would though buy Razer Power Bank, because i like the size and design.

Power banks [R]

2 years agoFLOCKA posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Aug. 15, 2017

Hopefully this is ok to ask and see what people are using

What power banks do y'all have? Anyone have a power bank that is strong enough to charge even as you play?

I bought https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N5EXTO5/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Doesn't seem strong enough to charge as I play tho.

2 years agoFLOCKA posted on NintendoSwitch.
Aug. 15, 2017

You need a powerbank with Power Delivery. Using a USB-C to USB-C cable, a compatible power bank can provide roughly the same amount as the wall charger (!)

Unfortunately, there are only a couple power banks currently on the market that are capable of this and they are pricier than your run of the mill powerbanks. I have this Ravpower bank but Anker also makes one of their own

They're expensive, but they can actually charge your switch while you're playing games. Not to mention that the capacity is much greater, so you could easily get 10-12 hours of play between the switch's own battery and using the battery bank.

My BOTW playing spot this weekend. [R]

2 years agodontgetborn posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Aug. 12, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (08/11/2017) [R]

2 years agoPorkpants81 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Aug. 11, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years agoPorkpants81 posted on NintendoSwitch.
Aug. 11, 2017

This is the one I use....https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI

There's a special offer for it to be $64

Is the RAVPower 26800 still considered safe to use? [R]

2 years agodiditstart posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Aug. 8, 2017

Thinking about buying this since I've been putting more and more time into Breath of the Wild away from the charger, but I'm seeing all of this research about 'good' and 'bad' chargers and cables.

From what I can tell, the 26800 is highly recommended here. Nathan and Benson, the google employees who reviewed a bunch of cables & chargers for compatibility with the Pixel don't recommend it quite as much (although I can't find any of their actual reviews on it, just their comments on the spreadsheet).

There's actually some mention in a comment I saw from Nathan that the battery uses the same profile as the wall wart-- the same one that's actually very dangerous and not recommended by anyone. That's troubling by itself:

Hey, I just wanted to provide a warning. You know how I made a post recently about a "bad" charger RavPower made that Benson lent me?

You know how the voltage profiles on that charger were 5v/3a 9v/2a 15v/2a 20v/1.5a, but it messed up and was advertising 15v/3a by engineering mistake?

https://plus.google.com/photos/102612254593917101378/album/6335368878005571169/6335368879043803874

This battery pack and charger share the SAME profiles. So changes are the chip shares the SAME issues. I haven't confirmed it, and Benson is looking into it as well.

So PLEASE be careful with the charger until someone can dump the USB-PD traffic on it! I've pulled my recommendation for this variant until Benson can run the tests, he will likely make a post about it.

What I can't find any mention of is the included USB C-C cable. This thing is already pretty expensive, so if I did get it I don't want to have to buy another cable unless I absolutely have to. I also don't want to fry my switch.

Has anybody seen any more comprehensive research on the cable/battery? Is the cable USB-IF compliant? Has anybody switched their recommendation to a different battery?

2 years agodiditstart posted on NintendoSwitch.
Aug. 8, 2017

That RAVpower one is discounted right now btw.

Pay $63.99 for the RAVPower 26800mAh PD 30W USB-C / Type-C Port Portable Charger offered by Sunvalleytek. Enter code RAVPB058 at checkout. Pay $63.99 for the RAVPower 26800mAh PD 30W USB-C / Type-C Port Portable Charger offered by Sunvalleytek. Enter code RAVPB058 at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply) Used(Applicable for only once). https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=odauidetailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (08/06/2017) [R]

2 years agoDarkS29 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Aug. 6, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years agoDarkS29 posted on NintendoSwitch.
Aug. 7, 2017

This is the most popular choice in the sub, I personally am waiting for the anker one to drop a bit in price since I'm failry loyal to the brand at this point.

Finding a good power bank with low capacity isn't something you're likely to do. For it to 100% of the time be able to charge the switch when playing it needs to have native usb c and PD not QC or other technologies similar to it.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (07/26/2017) [R]

2 years agoJackSparrowUSA posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
July 26, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


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Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years agoJackSparrowUSA posted on NintendoSwitch.
July 26, 2017

I'm an all or nothing type of person. There are a few varieties of charging types. You may not want something this large, but the cream of the crop is a power bank that utilizes USB-C PD standard. There are only two of these listed on Amazon, and this is the cheaper of those two (there's a promotion lowering it to $63.99 on the page, while the other one is currently ($109.99):

https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI

Here is a good, cheaper, smaller powerbank: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-Compact-High-speed-Technology/dp/B0194WDVHI

This thread is a bit dated, but still helpful in terms of info: https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/5xd65f/discussionexternalbatterypowerbank_testing/

Here is a Digital Foundry video testing the two above: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47zvIJ8A4P0

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (07/05/2017) [R]

2 years, 1 month agoPorkpants81 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
July 5, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 1 month agoPorkpants81 posted on NintendoSwitch.
July 5, 2017

I highly recommend this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI

It has a promotion for $63.99 which is more than the others but this a legit high quality company like Anker. This is the charger I got and I couldn't be happier

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (07/05/2017) [R]

2 years, 1 month agoPorkpants81 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
July 5, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 1 month agoPorkpants81 posted on NintendoSwitch.
July 5, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI

This is the one I bought and it can charge the system multiple times. There is a Prime eligible promotion link to get it for $63.99 which is far cheaper than any other charger with this capacity.

Been great for me so far and I've had it about a month now.

The SwitchCharge might be the first good battery case for the Nintendo Switch [R]

2 years, 1 month agoIkeelu posted submission on gadgets.
June 25, 2017
2 years, 1 month agoIkeelu posted on gadgets.
June 25, 2017

> All of the power bank posted at this time are not PD compliant

RavPower 26800 PD

Anker 26800 PD

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (06/23/2017) [R]

2 years, 1 month agojdcox215 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
June 23, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 1 month agojdcox215 posted on NintendoSwitch.
June 23, 2017

I'm not sure why this is happening. I have this charger (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI) that I bought specifically so I could charge while I play. I plugged it in while the Switch was off and it showed charging for a brief second, and when it booted it up, no charging symbol. I pressed the button on the battery pack as is said, and that didn't change anything....

The crazy thing is, it's actually charging....just no indication.. Bug?

USB PD Battery for Pixel [R]

2 years, 2 months agokopitar_ posted submission on GooglePixel.
June 21, 2017

I found this Anker 26800 mAh USB PD battery. I'd like to know about its performance if anyone is using it with their Pixel. /u/Nathan-K, since it appears that you haven't reviewed this model, could you please share your thoughts too, if possible? Thanks!

2 years, 2 months agokopitar_ posted on GooglePixel.
June 21, 2017

I bought this USB C PD Battery for my Switch but have found it great for my pixel as well. No issue so far other than weight/bulk but it lets me play pokemon go all i want.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo02s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Battery pack for Pixel & laptop [R]

2 years, 2 months agonuke_twidget posted submission on GooglePixel.
June 20, 2017

I'm looking for a portable battery pack which supports USB-PD so that I can rapid charge my Pixel. I also need it to be able to charge my HP Spectre x360 15" laptop. The laptop uses a 90 W charger. Is there any battery pack which meets my needs?

2 years, 2 months agonuke_twidget posted on GooglePixel.
June 20, 2017

I purchased the RAVPower 26800 PD and the [Anker Type-C 30W Charger] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y427WT7/ref=ohauidetailpageo01s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1) to go along with it. It supports USB-PD, and I've gotten a ton of charges out of it before needing to charge the battery bank. It recharges to full capacity in just over 4 hours for me.

For those looking to charge on the go. A challenger appears.. [R]

2 years, 2 months agosdwashu posted submission on chromeos.
June 15, 2017
2 years, 2 months agosdwashu posted on chromeos.
June 16, 2017

Agreed.

While not as cheap the following is over twice the size and does USB PD 30 watt charging.

https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI/

Bionik Rapid Charge Kit [R]

2 years, 2 months agoPorkpants81 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
June 15, 2017

I looked and haven't found a thread for this yet.

Bionik Rapid Charger

I have survived 'till now without an extra charger for my Switch. Now that summer is approaching, I suspect I'll be needing one in my life very soon. My original plan was to purchase a Google Pixel 18W USB C charger. It's one of the most reliable and best rated charger out there. It won't hit the maximum possible output that the Switch can handle, but will easily keep pace charging and playing (verified in an older thread here).

My question is how reliable is Bionik and how good is there QC? Cheap USB C chargers can easily destroy batteries and fry electronics. Will that be a concern? No where on the site does it mention PD (power delivery) which is the new standard. Is that a cause for concern?

I might be a bit paranoid, but this is my Switch. There are many like it, but this one is mine. =P

*edit for fixing links

2 years, 2 months agoPorkpants81 posted on NintendoSwitch.
June 15, 2017

In every charger thread on here people have always said to stay away from the rapid chargers, so I would assume that this one should follow the same advice.

Your best bet would be to get a portable charger for when you're out and about.

This RavPower one is currently available for $64 (click the promotion link under the price) and not only will charge your Switch very well, but will charge everything else.

Best USB type C battery pack to use with my Pixel? [R]

2 years, 2 months agonuke_twidget posted submission on GooglePixel.
June 15, 2017

Going on a trip next month and want a good sized USB C capable battery pack but I've been out of the loop with keeping up on what works and what doesn't. Any suggestions? I want probably around 10k mah

2 years, 2 months agonuke_twidget posted on GooglePixel.
June 15, 2017

I purchased the RAVPower 26800 PD and the [Anker Type-C 30W Charger] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y427WT7/ref=ohauidetailpageo01s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1) to go along with it. It's supposed to be delivered today, so I'll let you know how it goes. I'm going to be on the road for the better part of a month and wanted something that would not only charge my Pixel, but my wife's phone and our camera as well.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (06/12/2017) [R]

2 years, 2 months agoPorkpants81 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
June 12, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 2 months agoPorkpants81 posted on NintendoSwitch.
June 12, 2017

This RAV power bank will charge it 4-5 times and there's a promotion that it's only $64

You to click on the promotional link below the pricing and it's even still Prime eligible for the discount price

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo00s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 - USD469 at Amazon.com [R]

2 years, 2 months agopuppyyawn posted submission on chromeos.
June 4, 2017
2 years, 2 months agopuppyyawn posted on chromeos.
June 5, 2017

I just got mine over the weekend, love it! I also got this battery bank to charge it, which works great.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo00s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

What are the best accessories to get for a Switch user who plans to be mostly portable? [R]

2 years, 2 months agoarshizzle posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
June 1, 2017

I'm already getting a screen protector, carrying case, and probably that 128gb Samsung EVO+ card.

I'm namely looking for help or recommendations from your own expert opinions on:

  • Power banks/Portable Batteries - (the Digital Foundry article was good, but your recommendations/reviews help!). So far I'm leaning towards their Anker 10k recommendation for size, but if you think a bigger one gives better bang for a little less convenience I'm all ears.

  • Protection? - I'm getting a tempered glass screen protector anyway, but outside of a carrying case, do you recommend any skins/cases/otherwise for the Switch and its Joycons?

  • Charging Options - this is more about scenario. Do you use the charging-grip? A dock for your JoyCons? What's working best for you?

  • Anything else you deem a must-buy

2 years, 2 months agoarshizzle posted on NintendoSwitch.
June 1, 2017

this power bank is what i recommend, kinda big tho.

but if you just want it for in the car, why not just get the official car charger

C302CA with a battery bank? [R]

2 years, 2 months agopuppyyawn posted submission on chromeos.
May 30, 2017

Has anyone used a specific battery bank and work OK with the C302CA Chromebook? I'm waiting to receive mine now but looking ahead for accessories.

I have this....

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G1XH46M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Would this even charge it slowly or work at all? I'm still in the window that I could return that for something else that would work or work better.

thanks!

2 years, 2 months agopuppyyawn posted on chromeos.
May 30, 2017

How to get rapid charging with a battery bank? [R]

2 years, 2 months agorufio1969 posted submission on Nexus6P.
May 29, 2017

Hello,

I am wondering if anyone here has rapid charging with a battery bank, and if so, can you link me the battery bank and USB cable you have on Amazon? I have tried a couple different combinations of cables/battery banks and I have not been able to get rapid charging on my 6P.

Thanks!

Update: Thanks for all your great answers, everyone! This will be a very useful thread even months down the line I imagine.

2 years, 2 months agorufio1969 posted on Nexus6P.
May 29, 2017

I've been using this one since Oct. It's been great.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrsmsapa_5LolzbX2T382M

Microsoft's new Surface Pro has 13.5 hours of battery life and LTE option. Available on June 15th starting at $799. [R]

2 years, 3 months agodjfakey posted submission on hardware.
May 23, 2017
2 years, 3 months agodjfakey posted on hardware.
May 24, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-RAVPower-26800mAh-Recharged-Included/dp/B01LRQDAEI

I know it's just one, but at least it's readily available for purchase, at least from amazon US

Switch travel accessories. [R]

2 years, 3 months agoAutumn_Shroud posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
May 21, 2017

So I travel for a living, which means, the less I carry the better. However I want to take essentials with me so I can play virtually anywhere. I grabbed a carry case, (orzly), and hori stand and that left me with charging options to consider. I was thinking of substituting my travel adapter for this one which has 4 USB ports included and was wondering if the 2.4A ports could charge the switch? (with a USB type a to type c cable obviously). Doesn't need to be super fast just, fast enough so I can play without the battery draining faster than it can charge... Anyway other travel accessories you feel are important? Thanks

https://www.amazon.com/Zoppen-International-Universal-Plug-Worldwide/dp/B01HM8UIFO/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

2 years, 3 months agoAutumn_Shroud posted on NintendoSwitch.
May 21, 2017

I opted for this Ravpower 26800 power bank. It keeps the Switch at 100% while playing BotW in table top or handheld mode with the brightness slider all the way up and a Note 4 charging from one of the iSmart ports. A full, overnight charge keeps it powering the Switch for a long time. I would say at least 8-10 hours until the last light on the power bank starts blinking. Even then, I am sure it would last another hour or so. I haven't pushed it that far.

It's not inexpensive, but it's a beast of a PD power bank that just works really well.

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-RAVPower-26800mAh-Recharged-Included/dp/B01LRQDAEI

Charging new Macbook with Anker Portable Charger? [R]

2 years, 3 months agoCANTgetAbuttPREGNANT posted submission on macbook.
May 14, 2017

I have a 2016 Macbook, and am considering purchasing an Anker portable power pack to bring with me during trips for my laptop and iPhone. Does anyone know if something like this will work?

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-20100-Capacity-Technology/dp/B00X5RV14Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1494810524&sr=8-1&keywords=anker+battery+pack

If so, i would imagine i'll need a USB-C to USB converter?

2 years, 3 months agoCANTgetAbuttPREGNANT posted on macbook.
May 14, 2017

Assuming you mean the 12 inch Macbook, you want something with USB C PD for at least 30W of output. This will charge at the same rate as your macbook AC adapter. you can use this: https://www.amazon.com/Portable-RAVPower-26800mAh-Recharged-Included/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1494815923&sr=8-2&keywords=anker+usb+pd

or this:

https://www.amazon.com/myCharge-RZ13V-RazorPlatinum/dp/B01KG23GWK

Built in USB C powerbank? [R]

2 years, 3 months agoSephr posted submission on GalaxyS8.
May 14, 2017

I've looked around for the past week and have found zilch. Are these things even being made yet?

2 years, 3 months agoSephr posted on GalaxyS8.
May 14, 2017

This is the best one I could find on Amazon: RAVPower 26800mAh Power Bank. I've been using it for a bit but not enough to give a definitive judgement.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (05/09/2017) [R]

2 years, 3 months agoCaptainClough posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
May 9, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 3 months agoCaptainClough posted on NintendoSwitch.
May 9, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo02s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I bought this one. It's on a pretty good sale and seemed like it had good reviews.

Advices for external battery. [R]

2 years, 3 months agosendblink23 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
May 7, 2017

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2 years, 3 months agosendblink23 posted on NintendoSwitch.
May 7, 2017

Get the RavPower 26,800mAh especially for the PD type C, the one you linked. If you got a Google 18w Type C wall charger like the Google Pixel XL uses it can recharge it fully in 4.5 hours which is extremely fast compared to normally 12-14 hours. I own both and it works perfectly, still charges fast while Zelda full brightness.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (05/01/2017) [R]

2 years, 3 months agochocolateteas posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
May 1, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 3 months agochocolateteas posted on NintendoSwitch.
May 1, 2017

Well, I really don't know what the best is, but this one has PD (meaning it should charge at the same speed as the charger in the box) and can charge your switch ~5 times before it needs to be charged again, so I'd say it's pretty good.

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-RAVPower-26800mAh-Recharged-Included/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1493678320&sr=8-1&keywords=powerbank+usb+pd

Chromebook power bank [R]

2 years, 4 months agoseckzy posted submission on chromeos.
April 11, 2017

Random thread, but someone asked me a few weeks back, which power bank can charge a Chromebook(LS in my instance). I purchased a number of powerbanks from Amazon, some anker, ravpower etc. This is literally the only model I found that was under 100$ and still able to charge, and not receive the "low-powered charger" message.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MSZX1KD/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It only charges at full-speed through the USB-C port. And cannot do passthrough charging from what I tested. At the time, it was sold via amazon itself. Now it appears to be only sold via 3rd party. If that matters to you.

I owned this powerbank for about a week, before I sold my Chromebook Pixel LS. Any questions, feel free.

2 years, 3 months agoseckzy posted on chromeos.
April 26, 2017

I was looking at this power bank that I saw on Amazon. It states that it will output at 30W from the USB-C port and also allow input from a 30W charger to charge up the pack in 4-5 hours. I'm heading to Europe next month and would like to reduce the amount of chargers/adapters I need so this may do the trick

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-RAVPower-26800mAh-Recharged-Included/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1493217874&sr=8-1&keywords=30w+usb+c+pd+battery+pack

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (04/25/2017) [R]

2 years, 3 months agoGuerrillaApe posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
April 25, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 3 months agoGuerrillaApe posted on NintendoSwitch.
April 25, 2017

Look for one that supports USB Power Delivery. This is the one people on this sub recommend:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapa_mR3.ybB2Q7AKE

This one was recently announced though, and it comes with a wall charger:

https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/67g50y/ankerhasabatterypackcapableofusbcpd_nowso/

Anker has a battery pack capable of USB-C PD now--so full speed Switch charging 😍 [R]

2 years, 3 months agoStone-J posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
April 25, 2017
2 years, 3 months agoStone-J posted on NintendoSwitch.
April 25, 2017

So, why is this better than this one? This is also USB-C PD and cheaper.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI

Greg Miller on Twitter: "Forgot to pass along my thoughts about our six-hour plane ride last night: God bless you, Nintendo." [R]

2 years, 3 months agoGuerrillaApe posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
April 24, 2017
2 years, 3 months agoGuerrillaApe posted on NintendoSwitch.
April 24, 2017

This is the current recommendation from this sub. High capacity, very fast charging. It's currently being sold $15 above MSRP, but this code [RAVPB058] [posted four days ago](https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/66i0vs/pdravpowerusbtypec26800mahpowerbank_on/) took $15 off (unsure if it still works though).

Daily random discussion - Apr 25, 2017 [R]

2 years, 3 months agokre5en posted submission on Philippines.
April 24, 2017

Prepared for you by the_yaya.

"I support anyone's right to be who they want to be. My question is: to what extent do I have to participate in your self-image?" -Dave Chappelle

Happy Tuesday!!

2 years, 3 months agokre5en posted on Philippines.
April 24, 2017

Is this available locally? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpepdpDuN.ybT25RNPG

Checked lazada pero the one they have doesn't have USB-C socket.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (04/21/2017) [R]

2 years, 4 months agoonomeister posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
April 21, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 4 months agoonomeister posted on NintendoSwitch.
April 21, 2017

This one is highly recommended for the Switch:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/

It's USB-PD (Power Delivery), it'll charge while playing. If you want negative reviews, just scroll down on the Amazon page and read some.

Choosing Your Nintendo Switch Charger: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the Options [R]

2 years, 4 months agosylocheed posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
April 20, 2017
2 years, 4 months agosylocheed posted on NintendoSwitch.
April 20, 2017

Yup! So USB-PD is a "protocol" for higher power transmission, which uses the USB-C connector and cable, so the important thing is that the first step to confirming USB-PD is making sure it has a USB-C connector. AFAIK, USB deprecated USB-PD over any connector other than USB-C for clarity.

Anyway, the point is, yes, you should look for "USB-PD", "USB Power Delivery", or "Power Delivery" on the description or packaging. And then for the Switch, make sure it supports 9V, 12V, or 15V

Examples:

20100mAh Battery Pack for Switch ONLY $24.99 [R]

2 years, 4 months agogeoffropuff posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
April 20, 2017
2 years, 4 months agogeoffropuff posted on NintendoSwitch.
April 20, 2017

On Amazon, the 26800 version with PD is $59.99 with offer code: RAVPB058

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (04/20/2017) [R]

2 years, 4 months agoGuerrillaApe posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
April 20, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 4 months agoGuerrillaApe posted on NintendoSwitch.
April 20, 2017

This is probably the best battery pack for the Switch right now. Charges quickly and has a get high capacity. Being sold at $15 above MSRP on Amazon though. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapa_2Lo-ybFK47GFK

Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C on Lightning Deal at Amazon [R]

2 years, 4 months agosendblink23 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
April 19, 2017
2 years, 4 months agosendblink23 posted on NintendoSwitch.
April 19, 2017

was it this one? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=oxscsfltitle10?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2KUZVNQ9LP7N9

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (04/16/2017) [R]

2 years, 4 months agoonomeister posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
April 16, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!

You may also get an answer more quickly by asking in the #switch-help channel of our Discord server.


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 4 months agoonomeister posted on NintendoSwitch.
April 17, 2017

BEST is subjective, but recommended battery would be USB-PD (Power Delivery), as there has been tests on the speed of charging while playing comparing bricks that were USB-A vs USB-C vs USB-PD. Also you need an "Benson-approved" USB-C to USB-C cable (to avoid damaging your battery &/or Switch).

This one has good reviews & it's PD: https://www.amazon.com/Portable-RAVPower-26800mAh-Recharged-Included/dp/B01LRQDAEI/

This cable is Benson-approved: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerLine-Including-Nintendo-ChromeBook/dp/B01EMINIWW/

Battery Pack to charge? [R]

2 years, 4 months agoLMY723 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
April 16, 2017

I was wondering if anyone has yet used a portable battery to charge their switch? I am a mass transit rider and frequent flyer so I thought this battery might be perfect. Any thoughts, feedback or experience?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K6TA748/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A294P4X9EWVXLJ

2 years, 4 months agoLMY723 posted on NintendoSwitch.
April 17, 2017

Here's the EXACT model you need. (Not an affiliate link)

PD USB Type C Portable Charger RAVPower 26800mAh Power Bank (Faster Recharged in 4.5 Hours with USB-C Input; 30W USB C Output; USB C Cable Included, Dual iSmart 2.0 USB Ports) For Phones, Macbook 12" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapi_XOn9ybXND4CKJ

Here is the specifications. This is the ONLY charger that can charge at the theoretical same rate as the Nintendo AC charger.

http://i.imgur.com/OK7QqPV.png

Battery Pack to charge? [R]

2 years, 4 months agomanoymon posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
April 16, 2017

I was wondering if anyone has yet used a portable battery to charge their switch? I am a mass transit rider and frequent flyer so I thought this battery might be perfect. Any thoughts, feedback or experience?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K6TA748/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A294P4X9EWVXLJ

2 years, 4 months agomanoymon posted on NintendoSwitch.
April 17, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-RAVPower-26800mAh-Recharged-Included/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1492436393&sr=8-2&keywords=usb+pd+battery

Will that do? And what charger will I need for that? Sorry for the dumb questions, I just want to get it right the first time. Going on an 18-hr flight next week.

Whick battery pack do I get for Pixel XL? [R]

2 years, 4 months agorextraverse posted submission on GooglePixel.
April 15, 2017

Should I go for an Anker product?

2 years, 4 months agorextraverse posted on GooglePixel.
April 15, 2017

Any of the four brands I mentioned should be fine. (I'm sure there are others, both those are the four I have experience with)

Just make sure whatever battery pack you buy supports USB-PD (for rapid charging) with a USB-C in/out, like this RavPower model

Stress Testing the Switch: Challenging Misinformation About Charging Nintendo’s Latest Console, Part 1 [R]

2 years, 4 months agoretnuh730 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
April 11, 2017
2 years, 4 months agoretnuh730 posted on NintendoSwitch.
April 11, 2017

You're going to want a USB PD compatible portable charger along with a USB C to C cable. RAVPower has a good one that basically can charge your switch well no matter how you're using it.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (04/06/2017) [R]

2 years, 4 months agoGuerrillaApe posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
April 6, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 4 months agoGuerrillaApe posted on NintendoSwitch.
April 6, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapa_hoQ5ybASEGXGW

Currently being sold above price though; it usually retails for $60.

The SwitchCharge might be the first good battery case for the Nintendo Switch [R]

2 years, 4 months agoDigimon_Shiny posted submission on nintendo.
April 5, 2017
2 years, 4 months agoDigimon_Shiny posted on nintendo.
April 6, 2017

$70 (and that's the discount price for people who pledge, retail will be over $100) for a 12,000 mAh battery that hasn't been tested by anyone outside of the developers? No thanks. I'm currently considering this battery which costs about the same as the early adopter price of this one, but has over twice the charging capacity at 26800 mAh and is recommended at /r/nintendoswitch. According to users of it, it charges the Switch just as fast as the official Nintendo USB-C wall adapter, and we don't know if this 'SwitchCharge' will even charge the Switch faster than the battery drains while playing Zelda.

[Question] Charging the Switch via usb-c to usb-c cable [R]

2 years, 4 months agoNCan posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 29, 2017

Hello everyone! The Ravpower powerbank that was recommended a little bit ago in this subreddit, just arrived from amazon. I bought with it a usb-c to usb-c cable and tried it out. So, it is charging amazingly while playing zelda at max everything, but I dont know why, when plugged the battery icon doesnt change to the charging one. It remains the normal on, but charge the switch anyway. Do anyone know why? When using a usb-a to usb-c it does change. Let me know if someone had the same thing happening.

2 years, 4 months agoNCan posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 29, 2017

It's this RavPower battery, at 26800mAh with both USB-C and Power Delivery.

[Question] Charging the Switch via usb-c to usb-c cable [R]

2 years, 4 months agoNCan posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 29, 2017

Hello everyone! The Ravpower powerbank that was recommended a little bit ago in this subreddit, just arrived from amazon. I bought with it a usb-c to usb-c cable and tried it out. So, it is charging amazingly while playing zelda at max everything, but I dont know why, when plugged the battery icon doesnt change to the charging one. It remains the normal on, but charge the switch anyway. Do anyone know why? When using a usb-a to usb-c it does change. Let me know if someone had the same thing happening.

2 years, 4 months agoNCan posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 29, 2017

They regularly go out of stock, but this RavPower battery is the only one I've seen that is both USB-C and Power Delivery. It's a beast.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (03/27/2017) [R]

2 years, 4 months agoIdoiocracy posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 27, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 4 months agoIdoiocracy posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 27, 2017

UPDATE: Redditor waterboysh pointed out to me that the RAVPower 20100 I purchased does not have the USB PD circuitry that the Switch can take advantage of. While reviews indicate the 20100 works sufficiently fine with the Switch and can charge while playing, I have decided to return mine and wait until the RAVPower 26800 with PD USB is back in stock.

I went with the RAVPower 20100 mAh portable charger for $58, which has been tested to charge the Switch while playing Zelda. Not as big of a charge as the 26800 that you linked that's out of stock, but the 20100 is readily available. I coupled that with a RAVPower USB C-to-USB C charging cable for $13 that is on Benson Leung's approved charging cable list.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (03/27/2017) [R]

2 years, 4 months agoIdoiocracy posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 27, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 4 months agoIdoiocracy posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 27, 2017

UPDATE: Redditor waterboysh pointed out to me that the RAVPower 20100 I purchased does not have the USB PD circuitry that the Switch can take advantage of. While reviews indicate the 20100 works sufficiently fine with the Switch and can charge while playing, I have decided to return mine and wait until the RAVPower 26800 with PD USB is back in stock.

I went with the RAVPower 20100 mAh portable charger for $58, which has been tested to charge the Switch while playing Zelda. I coupled that with a RAVPower USB C-to-USB C charging cable for $13 that is on Benson Leung's approved charging cable list.

Official Charger states 5V, 1.5A; does that mean any battery pack with 5V and 2.1-2.4A will be sufficient enough for Switch? [R]

2 years, 4 months agojameswarrensaid posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 25, 2017

Also, with the official charger charging at 5V, 1.5A, does that mean that even nintendo's charger still runs off of the internal battery while being trickle charged? Or is it running off of the wall outlet directly once the switch has 100% charge?

I understand that there are already a few threads about which battery pack to buy, but I also want to make sure I'm understanding the science and specs of the Switch's charging capabilities. Any answers would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much!

2 years, 4 months agojameswarrensaid posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 27, 2017

Could you give an example of one that meets the criteria you've laid out? The only one I can find with USB-C power delivery is a RavPower one that's unavailable on Amazon.

PD USB Type C Portable Charger RAVPower 26800mAh Power Bank (Faster Recharged in 4.5 Hours with USB-C Input; 30W USB C Output; USB C Cable Included, Dual iSmart 2.0 USB Ports)

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (03/26/2017) [R]

2 years, 4 months agoIdoiocracy posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 26, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 4 months agoIdoiocracy posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 26, 2017

UPDATE: Redditor waterboysh pointed out to me that the RAVPower 20100 I purchased does not have the USB PD circuitry that the Switch can take advantage of. While reviews indicate the 20100 works sufficiently fine with the Switch and can charge while playing, I have decided to return mine and wait until the RAVPower 26800 with PD USB is back in stock.

I went with the RAVPower 20100 mAh portable charger for $58, which has been tested to charge the Switch while playing Zelda. I coupled that with a RAVPower USB C-to-USB C charging cable for $13 that is on Benson Leung's approved charging cable list.

It's reported to give close to 10 hours of Zelda time. Combined with the Switch's 3 hours of internal battery, and it's close to your 15-hour flight.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (03/26/2017) [R]

2 years, 4 months agoIdoiocracy posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 26, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 4 months agoIdoiocracy posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 26, 2017

UPDATE: Redditor waterboysh pointed out to me that the RAVPower 20100 I purchased does not have the USB PD circuitry that the Switch can take advantage of. While reviews indicate the 20100 works sufficiently fine with the Switch and can charge while playing, I have decided to return mine and wait until the RAVPower 26800 with PD USB is back in stock.

I went with the RAVPower 20100 mAh portable charger with USB-C port for $58, which has been tested to charge the Switch while playing Zelda. I coupled that with a RAVPower USB C-to-USB C charging cable for $13 that is on Benson Leung's approved charging cable list.

EDIT: After reading up on it, Quick Charge 3.0 supported by the 20100 mAh model is a feature on some newer mobile phones that charge the phone quickly. But iPhones don't support it, and neither does Google's Pixel, with Google recommending an alternate standard called USB Power Delivery.

Triple Your Switch Battery Life: The Best Portable Chargers Tested (Digital Foundry) [R]

2 years, 4 months agoMarch 25, 2017

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2 years, 4 months agoKenaf posted on nintendo.
March 25, 2017

FYI, the RavPower batteries you've linked here are NOT the ones from the review. The ones he reviewed had USB-C ports, while the ones you have linked do not. That's probably fine though since he stated that they were able to charge the switch while playing on the standard USB ports. Just wanted to make sure people knew what they were clicking.

The one from the review: https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Charger-RAVPower-26800mAh-Recharged/dp/B01LRQDAEI

Triple Your Switch Battery Life: The Best Portable Chargers Tested! - Digital Foundry [R]

2 years, 4 months agoryryryan1 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 25, 2017
2 years, 4 months agoryryryan1 posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 25, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01EMIIFCU

Jesus that was harder than it should have been. Bloody automods

Triple Your Switch Battery Life: The Best Portable Chargers Tested (Digital Foundry) [R]

2 years, 4 months agoMarch 25, 2017

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2 years, 4 months agoMwilk posted on nintendo.
March 25, 2017

Got my RavPower 26k. It works fantastically and can separately charge the pro controller and the switch. Im taking a trip to spain and will be flying for 13 hours. I think this will help do the trick. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (03/24/2017) [R]

2 years, 5 months agoGreenTurboRangr posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 24, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 5 months agoGreenTurboRangr posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 24, 2017

Here is the link. https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Charger-RAVPower-26800mAh-Recharged/dp/B01LRQDAEI

I'd have put earlier, but it's out of stock. At least, on amazon.

Car charger and power pack for Chromebook Plus [R]

2 years, 5 months agoMoDDe posted submission on chromeos.
March 20, 2017

One of the draws the Samsung CB+ is using USB C to charge. What power pack or car chargers are adequate to charge? Do I need a certain number of watts capable? I am assuming that the portable pack that can charge an iPad would be slow to charge the CB+, right?

Anyone have a good recommendation for either?

2 years, 5 months agoMoDDe posted on chromeos.
March 21, 2017

I can charge my R13 with this Powerbank RP-PB058 from RAVPower.

It's currently not in stock, but I'm from germany where it's in stock and I can charge my R13 with the powerbank, so perfect for traveling.

PD Charging vs. Non PD [R]

2 years, 5 months agoscreamtillitworks posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 17, 2017

For those of you who have the PD battery bank by RAVpower, is it worth it? It is currently out of stock, but I'm wondering if I should wait for it to go back in stock or just pull the trigger on an Anker 20100+. I would like a power bank that charges while playing BOTW for around 8 hours max. Can anyone share their experiences with their own battery banks?

Battery Banks in question: 26800mAh RAVpower with PDAnker PowerCore+ 20100 mAh

[Discussion] External Battery/Powerbank Testing - Results [R]

2 years, 5 months agoultimaxtofu posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 3, 2017

As some of you might already be aware, I've been planning to test powerbanks and wall warts with the Switch for a while. Now that I’ve obtained a Switch, I’ve checked some devices and compiled my results. I hope this helps those of you who are still looking for a portable charging solution.

Without much ado, let's get to the reason you're here. If you’re still confused by all of this, I've tried to do my best to ELI5 it at the end of this post.

My Recommendations

I've tested 4 powerbanks and 3 chargers with the Switch. All metrics were taken while the Joy-Con were attached to the Switch. Also, don’t worry about the slight variations in voltage; the USB specification allows for a bit of a range.

Here are my recommendations:

Powerbank:PD USB RAVPower 26800mAh

This powerbank rivals the official Nintendo AC Adapter so it’ll be like you have that plugged in while on the go!

Mini-Update:Because this powerbank is currently sold out on Amazon, you can also go with the PB-059 model. It's smaller (20100mAh) but it'll charge the Switch just as well!

Wall Wart:dodocool USB-C Charger 30W Wall Wart

This wall wart supports USB-PD and charges the Switch as fast as the stock charger does. Make sure you grab a cable that supports USB-PD as well and you’ll be solid. Honestly though, you could probably just get the official Nintendo AC Adapter for about $2 more than this + a cable would cost you. The official adapter can also be used to charge your powerbanks quickly.

Cables: I didn’t test the cables, as I went with ones that were vetted by Benson and Nathan K, but these are the ones I used. They all worked just fine. Note: I also used the cable that came with the dodocool adapter and it seems to be working just fine for my needs as well.

  1. j5Create USB-C to USB-C

  2. Belkin USB-C to USB-C

  3. Anker USB-C to USB-C

  4. Anker USB-A to USB-C

If you’re curious as to what I’ve found, here's a link to my spreadsheet.

Things to Note

  • The Nintendo Switch supports USB-PD (see below for an ELI5). To take advantage of this, ensure that the powerbank and cable you use supports USB-PD to take advantage of the technology.

  • The column titled “Dual Role Port - Playing Nice at 100%?” was to check if the powerbank would start sucking power from the Switch once it hit 100%. None of the powerbanks did that though!


Some Terminology

USB-PD (Power Delivery)

A device that supports USB-PD can request more power from a power source that supports USB-PD as well. This allows a device with greater power demands to pull up to 100W, depending on the power source and the cable. If you’d like more information, here’s Wikipedia’s blurb on it.

Dual Role Ports

USB-C cables are reversible; the plug on both ends are the same. When you connect two devices, whatever they may be, they electronically decided which will be the source and which will be the sink. Benson explains it pretty well for anyone who’s interested.


ELI5 Attempts

I’m not sure if these are any good or if they’ll just generate more questions but here goes.

Volts & Amps - Why They Matter?

Voltage is like a highway. It says how many lanes there are. Amperes are like the traffic.

If you have a highway (powerbank/charger) that goes into a toll plaza (the device you're charging), and they both have the 5 lanes (5V), then sending as much traffic as you can down that highway works just fine; despite how much traffic you send, the toll plaza processes as many cars (power) as it can through the toll plaza.

Now lets say that the highway has twice the number of lanes than the toll plaza does. This means that the traffic on the highway has to somehow smush down to the number of lanes the toll plaza can support. This creates a bottleneck and the toll plaza gets pummeled with more than it can handle. It’s workers get overwhelmed (your device gets fried).

Now let's look at the opposite. If the toll plaza has 10 lanes and the highway only has 5, the highway can send as much traffic as it can but the toll plaza keeps asking for more because it can accommodate it. The highway keeps sending (meh...this analogy falls apart here but bear with me) more and more cars but it can't give the toll plaza as much as it wants. It ends up getting overtaxed (your charger gets fried).

USB Power Delivery (USB-PD)

USB-PD is a technology that allows a power source (the powerbank/charger) and a device (the Switch) to negotiate a voltage (the toll plaza can support a larger highway!)

Let's try another analogy:

The Switch is a hungry device. When it's low on energy (low battery), it could use some food (charging). So it goes to a restaurant to get some. The Switch didn't place an order yet so the waiter (the powerbank/charger that supports USB-PD) just brings out a glass of water (5V). The Switch decides that it can handle more than just water so it asks to see a menu and orders an appetizer (9V), which the waiter brings out. The Switch realizes its still hungry so it orders and entree (15V), and the waiter brings that out too! The Switch is now getting tons of energy and getting it a lot faster than from just drinking water. Some devices (not the Switch) get even hungrier and go for dessert (20V) but the Switch isn't that greedy.

Dual Role Ports

The USB-C port on some powerbanks can act as both a power source and a power sink; you can use it to charge your Switch or you can use it to charge something with your Switch. This is also why you've been seeing that article about the Switch charging a Macbook.

One last analogy:

Peter (the powerbank) and Sam (the Switch) are good friends in high school. When it comes to lunch (power), they help each other out. Some days, Sam doesn't have enough money for lunch so Peter pays (provides power). Other days, it's Peter that doesn't have money so Sam buys him lunch. The teachers (you) would be ok with this except for the fact that Peter is a senior with a part-time job. He gets paid (power) from his employer (the charger/whatever you charge your powerbank with). It turns out that even though there are times when Peter asks Sam for lunch, Peter's going to go get paid later while Sam isn't. The teachers don't like this so they'd like to keep Sam from having to pay for Peter's lunch, if possible.


Lastly, I’ll be on the go almost all day tomorrow (March 4th). I’ll update this post in a couple of days with how well the power bank I’ve selected does while playing Zelda on the go.


Update 1: It's not really an update, but be sure to do a bit of searching in this thread or read some of the comments. There are a lot of people who have looked at other chargers/powerbanks that are chiming in, which might help with your decisions.

Update 2: I played a bit of Zelda while undocked today and with the settings I had (max headphones volume, screen brightness at about 75%), the battery dropped from 100% to 84% in 30 minutes (16% of battery used)

At that point, I plugged my Switch into my powerbank. 30 minutes later, my battery was at 95%, a gain of 11%.

In both instances, I played Zelda the entire time, returning to the home menu only to check the battery every so often.

Assuming a constant rate of discharge/charge, the Switch playing Zelda would last for 3.125 hours (approximately 3 hours and 7 minutes) before it dies and will take 4.55 hours (approximately 4 hours and 33 minutes) to fully charge from the powerbank I recommended.

This also assumes I did my math right =P

Update 3: I added a column in my spreadsheet called "Charging Estimates" to give everyone an approximation of how fast these ports would charage. All the tests were run with the sound turned all the way down and the brightness at about 75%.

  • If the powerbank you have DOES support USB-PD and you're using the USB-C port, look at my Charging Estimates for PB-058's USB-C port.

  • If you're charging via a USB-C port but your powerbank DOES NOT support USB-PD (most of the ones out there don't), look at my Charging Estimates for PB-043's USB-C port.

  • If you're charging via a USB-A port, look at my Charging Estimates for PB-043's iSmart port. This also should apply to any other proprietary ports (PoweriQ, Smart Fit, Quick Charge, Fast Charging, etc.).

2 years, 5 months agoultimaxtofu posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 15, 2017

Just randomly checked and it's back and available to be ordered! In stock Mar 24th!!

AND the coupon code still works. Hopefully someone will see this! I just ordered mine.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo00s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (03/13/2017) [R]

2 years, 5 months agoGuerrillaApe posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 13, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 5 months agoGuerrillaApe posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 13, 2017

This is the one recommended by a redditor who ran tests on a couple battery packs, but it's currently sold out: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapa_c3RXyb8PNR56B

There's a 20100 mAh version of the same battery pack available on Amazon but the seller is charging twice as much as it usually costs.

When looking for battery packs you generally just want to look for one that offers USB C to USB C connection and supports USB Power Delivery.

Best portable charger for the Switch? [R]

2 years, 5 months agonyjets10 posted submission on nintendo.
March 10, 2017

Preferably a cheaper one (I spent most of my money on the switch itself) that is still fairly powerful Also I'm from the uk, if that helps

2 years, 5 months agonyjets10 posted on nintendo.
March 10, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo02s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This bad boy is the best one. Pair this with an Anker Type C to C and you're golden.

PD and 30W output, will essentially charge at same speed as if plugged into an outlet.

Also, with type C input charging, you can charge this thing in around 4-5 hours (rather than 12+ for this capacity with Type A)

Out of stock right now but might be able to find it elsewhere

Can confirm that RavPower 20100 mAh can charge the Switch pretty quickly while playing BotW. About 1% per couple minutes. [R]

2 years, 5 months agoSuperTr posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 3, 2017

[RavPower 20100](Type-C/USB-C Input & Output RAVPower 20100mAh Portable Charger QC 3.0 Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Power Bank External Battery Pack + QC3.0 USB Charger for Macbook, Nexus 6, iPhone and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IVMXW7G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_0PyUybHR82D8R)

When I bought it the price was $45 but now it's at $60. Hopefully the price will go down again. It's a great charger though and has a usb-c port. I'm also using my old Nexus 6p usb-c to usb-c cable to charge it!

2 years, 5 months agoSuperTr posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 8, 2017

I got the ravpower 26,800, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapi_SJcWyb5FDBXKN unfortunately the USB-C port will not charge my switch. (I don't think it's just me I think it's just a problem with this battery pack... maybe?) but I plugged up my USB to USB-C cable I got with my pro controller and I let my switch run down to about 90% and then plugged it up just to test it out and the battery percent was definitely going up while playing BotW. I think it got to 95% in like 30 minutes or so

PSA: Charge your Switch on the go! ~50% batt charge an hour while playing Zelda:BOTW [R]

2 years, 5 months agoMarch 6, 2017

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2 years, 5 months agossiemonsma posted on nintendo.
March 7, 2017

The higher capacity version of this will be available again soon enough. It should only cost ~$60. It went on sale with a coupon code a day or 2 ago and sold out though. It has been consistently cheaper than the smaller capacity version for whatever reason.
RAVPower 26800mAh USB PD Battery Pack

Power bank users: please comment with what model you have tried and whether it is working well with your Switch or not! [R]

2 years, 5 months agoscreamtillitworks posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 6, 2017

Edit 3: wow this blew up, thanks everyone for the discussion. I'll leave a few quick things here:

The MVPs here seem to be the Anker PowerCore 20100 (and 20100+) and the Aukey PB-Y3. Remember that power over USB-C can go both ways, so make sure you turn the battery ON BEFORE you plug it into the Switch, otherwise you may end up using your Switch to charge your battery pack!

Remember that cables can make all the difference, and bad cables can sometimes cause problems with your devices or even be dangerous. Google Engineer Benson Leung has been compiling a list of his tested and recommended USB-C cables, which you can find and buy through Amazon at www.bensonapproved.com. I would highly recommend looking there first if you are looking for new cables!

Also, whether or whether not your joy-cons are connected seems to make a big difference. If you have one of the battery packs that didn't seem to charge while playing very well (like mine), try playing with the joy-cons detached and see if that helps.

Edit 2: muh inbox

Edit:/u/waffledork is the GOAT and has a spreadsheet going here. Still feel free to comment and discuss here and I will add when I get the chance!


Since I hadn't seen a post specifically for this topic, I thought I'd make one. I'll post some of the ones that I have found already and link to the original post/comment.

For those that aren't aware, the Switch supports USB with Power Delivery (USB PD for short) for charging. It seems like a lot of pre-existing power banks are incompatible and won't charge the Switch efficiently, however some users are reporting that certain power banks are charging their Switch just fine despite not officially supporting USB-PD.

Please leave a comment with your model and if it's working or not working. If you're able to provide an Amazon link to that specific model then even better! When I get home I'll test out my Aukey PB-N36 and report back if it's working or not. I'll edit this post throughout the day with the ones that are submitted so people don't have to dig through the comments.


2 years, 5 months agoscreamtillitworks posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 6, 2017

I have a RAVpower 26800. Flew 6 hours today. Did the job phenomenally. Charges as fast as the Nintendo bundled in adapter. Lasts forever. Fucking loving it. With the powerbank, I can probably play Zelda non stop for around 16 hours or so. Can NOT recommend highly enough. Nothing else like it for the price and output (30W). Just get yourself a solid USB C to C and toss out the adapter that comes with the powerbank. Seriously this thing makes battery life concerns a thing of the past.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (03/03/2017) [R]

2 years, 5 months agosikachu_ posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 3, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 5 months agosikachu_ posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 3, 2017

It has to have USB-C port and supports USB-PD specification because Switch charges at 15V and not normal 5V that comes out from normal USB/USB-C. You'll want something like this.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (03/03/2017) [R]

2 years, 5 months agosikachu_ posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 3, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 5 months agosikachu_ posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 3, 2017

You'll want something like this that has USB-PD compatibility.

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (03/03/2017) [R]

2 years, 5 months agoThe_Rock-a-who posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 3, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 5 months agoThe_Rock-a-who posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 3, 2017

I have been considering this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Charger-RAVPower-26800mAh-Recharged/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1488564865&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+powerbank+pd

I'm told you want it to be a "PD" type charger.

Anker PowerPort+ 5 can charge the undocked Switch at 15V. Will test more after battery drains to 0%. [R]

2 years, 5 months agoscreamtillitworks posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 3, 2017
2 years, 5 months agoscreamtillitworks posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 3, 2017

Is this the one you have?

RAVpower PD-USB 26800

That cable should be fine btw

Anker PowerPort+ 5 can charge the undocked Switch at 15V. Will test more after battery drains to 0%. [R]

2 years, 5 months agoscreamtillitworks posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 3, 2017
2 years, 5 months agoscreamtillitworks posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 3, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread (03/02/2017) [R]

2 years, 5 months agossiemonsma posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 2, 2017

/r/NintendoSwitch's Daily Question Thread

Hello everybody!

Welcome to the Daily Question Thread! In this thread, all of your Switch-related questions can be asked and answered. Besides questions, feel free to post unboxing videos and pictures here (eventually) so it doesn't back up the main subreddit page.

Please make sure you check out our other Wiki pages, make a search through the subreddit or Google before you ask a question. Most of the time it has already been answered. If you're too lazy, then this thread is perfect for you!


Handy Resources

Frequently Asked Questions - This is a great place to check first hand if you run into any problems or if you have any unclear thoughts. Our FAQ has answers to many questions regarding the console itself, controllers, and other subjects. We're also updating our wiki with the top questions from this thread each week!

Games list for Nintendo Switch - In this page, you will find tables of confirmed, planned, uncertain, and rumored games coming to the Switch.


Other Switch Related Subreddits


Since it's not completely obvious as to what questions you should ask and which ones you shouldn't, here are a few examples of frequently asked questions:

Is now the time to buy a Switch?

Which games can you recommend me?

What features does the Switch have?

What controllers work with this game?

If your questions can be easily answered, or has a yes or no answer, it most likely belongs here. Now then, get busy asking us your questions!

There's also a very small category of things not to ask about.

Can I get a free game?

Is there a way to hack my Switch?

These are against our rules. Once a homebrew scene has had a chance to develop, we will invite you all to discuss those sorts of things over there.


As always, remember Rule 1: Remember the human, and be polite when you answer/ask questions.

2 years, 5 months agossiemonsma posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 2, 2017

Get one that supports USB PD (Power Delivery). Order now (or wait quite a while) . There are few compatible models, and prices have already increased on the one I've linked at the bottom by $10. I've linked a video as evidence. These guys have confirmed USB PD compatibility with a comment on their video from a couple of days ago. Do not get the model they listed unless you want to pay more for less capacity. I have linked a better option. It and others capable of 2A at 15V via USB PD will be able to charge at 30W (plenty of power for portable mode).

Video link with comment regarding charger compatibility: https://youtu.be/M51aDJZlk08

Here is a large capacity battery pack that is USB PD compatible: PD USB Type C Portable Charger RAVPower 26800mAh Power Bank (Faster Recharged in 4.5 Hours with USB-C Input; 30W USB C Output; 30W Type-C AC Charger; Dual iSmart 2.0 USB Ports) For Phones, Macbook 12" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapa_kSgUybGA7587J

Battery Bank and Charger Showdown (Unoffical) Megathread [R]

2 years, 5 months agoscreamtillitworks posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 1, 2017

Edit2: Probably should just go check this out. Basically, 30W is about the max the Switch cares to take, so the 1st bank I recommended works wonders. I've yet to test replacing the dock power with only 30W, but I'd assume the extra power on the Nintendo adapter is just for the USB ports


Edit: One, rip my inbox

Two, I'm working on a spreadsheet with all the data I've collected, but I'll mostly be relying on community data to confirm everything

Three, if you want to BE 1000% SURE EVERYTHING IS SAFE TO USE, I'LL BE LINKING /u/waffledork's DATA LATER AS WELL ONCE HE STARTS TESTING STUFF. HE WILL PERSONALLY BE VERIFYING THE SAFETY OF STUFF AS FAR AS I HAVE BEEN TOLD, AND WILL LIKELY HAVE MORE DATA THAN I WILL BE ABLE TO COLLECT RELIABLY.


So, I talked to the mods on this, and I can make the thread, but it won't be in the index. That's fine.

Disclaimer: Nothing said here is official from Nintendo. This is all just stuff I or the community have gathered to help others out

First things first, I want to point out the official Switch AC adapter specs

Up to 39W, 5V/1.5A - 15V/2.6A

A few things to note, though, is that the dock has 3 USB ports on it, and if those run at even 5v 1a, that would already leave the Switch just 19W of power, or just above 5V 3A

Another thing to note is that the Switch is using USB-PD, just like a Nexus, Pixel, or, more importantly, a Macbook or Macbook Pro.

For now, I'm going to list some UNCONFIRMED battery banks that could work with the Switch. Our main concern isn't that the device WON'T charge or that the charger could damage it, but that the Switch will charge too slowly to operate.


Name: RAVPower RP-PB058
Capacity: 26800mAh
Output Rating (USB-C USB-PD): 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 15V/2A, 20V/1.5A
Amazon US
Status: Untested

An interesting note about this battery bank - It's the only one here rated to charge the Macbook that I've found. I'm happy to see it can charge things at 5V/3A, as that'll charge my 6p just fine, but that is also the minimum I would expect a Switch to charge and stay on at. It'll be nice if it can take 15V/2A, but that is yet to be seen. I'll test the Switch with my Macbook 29W adapter as well to see if it's even worth buying this bank to test.


Name: Aukey PB-Y3
Capacity: 30000mAh
Output Rating (USB-C USB-PD): 5V/3A
Amazon US
Status: Tested - Working - Keeps the device on, charging about 8% an hour while playing BotW

Edit: This is important. Thanks to Rerez, we now know the device can take 5V3A and STAY ON. This is GOOD.


Chargers:


Apple xxW - Untested
Pixel / Pixel XL Charger - Untested
Pixel C Charger - Untested
Nexus 5x / 6p Charger - UNSAFE. DO NOT USE ON ANY DEVICE EXCEPT THE SPECIFIC DEVICE IT WAS MADE FOR


Feel free to help out the thread. I'll add new entries as long as they have all the information needed. I might go back and add more info to each entry as we get it.

2 years, 5 months agoscreamtillitworks posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 1, 2017

I think this one does. I have it on order currently and will be testing it out Saturday/writing a review.

A 10,000 mAh external battery can add over 4 hours of additional play time. [Digital Foundry] [R]

2 years, 5 months agoJayhawkpride12 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
March 1, 2017

Here's the link

They seem to be using a standard USB-A USB-C 10,000 mAh battery. Good news for us wanting to use our standard cell-phone powerbanks.

edit: Thanks to /u/trashonclybourn for a link to the battery they are using. And they do seem to be using it USB-C to USB-C, not USB-A to USB-C like I originally thought.

2 years, 5 months agoJayhawkpride12 posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 1, 2017

So guys, I found this bad boy here on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapa_-W2Tyb5TC8W30) it can output a maximum of 30W at either 20V/1.4A or 15V/2A. The Nintendo AC Adapter outputs at 15V/2.6A, which is 39W. Unless you're under full power draw, which I doubt you will be while mobile, seeing as the docked charger is 39W and has increased performance (BotW from 720p to 900p) then I believe that this power bank will work! This is a USB-C to USB-C charger and as long as you make sure to grab a 3.0 or 3.1 type C to type C cable, which can handle the increased wattage, you should be good! Unless I'm wrong, then someone correct me!

Anker 20100 on Amazon lightning deal for $31.99 [R]

2 years, 5 months agoMarch 1, 2017

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2 years, 5 months agoscreamtillitworks posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 1, 2017

I think this is probably the current best option. Close to the OEM power input through a USB C to C cable.

Anker 20100 on Amazon lightning deal for $31.99 [R]

2 years, 5 months agoMarch 1, 2017

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2 years, 5 months agoscreamtillitworks posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 1, 2017

This is the one I've ordered:

RAVpower 26800 Type C 30W Charger

Just be sure to snag a Benson approved C to C cable as well. It is the only one that comes close to the OEM charger specs at a decent price range that has solid reviews.

Suits this Powerbank for my Switch? [R]

2 years, 5 months agoMarch 1, 2017

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2 years, 5 months agoNateTheApe posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 1, 2017

Doesn't look like it it will provide enough power to actually play AND charge the console; you will constantly be draining the battery of the switch and external battery while playing.

This RavPower was the closest thing I could find with an output of 15V at 2 AMPs but the Switches AC adapter provides 15V at 2.6 AMPs. I'm going to test the RavPower, the Anker PowerCore+ 20100, and the new Razer Powerbank (15V/Up to 3 Amps) to see how each one performs.

According to Blunty, Razer Power Bank is the best one for Switch. [R]

2 years, 5 months agoMarch 1, 2017

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2 years, 5 months agoHotrian posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 1, 2017

If you're in the market for a new one, this one (26800mah) is rated for 15V/2A or 20V/1.5A over Type-C, though I'm not sure if this includes input or just output.

The 20100mah you linked with QC only seems to support up to 12V output, but this one (no QC) is rated up to 15V/2A or 20V/1.5A over the Type-C.

Edit: Yours rated at 5V/3A is only 15 watts. The Switch is rated for 15V/2.6A which is 39 watts, and the two I just linked support 15V/2A, which is 30 watts. The one you have may charge the Switch but it will do so much slower than the ones I linked~~, and probably not enough to charge the console while you play, though it may increase the duration of play somewhat~~.

Edit: According to the math done in this post (See Update #4), a 5V/2A charger should actually be enough to charge the Switch while playing, though of course not as fast as the 15V/2.6A the Switch desires. However, accord to this article that isn't true, so only time will tell. According to them:

> It appears the Switch requires the full 15V/2.6A to charge

According to Blunty, Razer Power Bank is the best one for Switch. [R]

2 years, 5 months agoMarch 1, 2017

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2 years, 5 months agoHotrian posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 1, 2017

This one is a little better if you can stand to wait a few days and don't care to use the battery bank as a USB Hub.

It's $10 cheaper and 26800mah vs 20100mah, but as I said it lacks the USB Hub feature if you care for that. It is also rated for 15V/2A or 20V/1.5A

According to Blunty, Razer Power Bank is the best one for Switch. [R]

2 years, 5 months agoMarch 1, 2017

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2 years, 5 months agoHotrian posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 1, 2017

> Just DO NOT use a Qualcomm QuickCharge (QC) port because these have been shown to damage devices.

I said this and initially got downvoted :(.

> I think the best option is to wait until people have their hands on all the products they are discussing and are testing them. There is someone on this subreddit who is planning to do just that.

Totally agree though. I'll be holding off until some of the more knowledgeable people in Type-C do some proper testing.

Otherwise, if you absolutely need a battery bank right away, this one by RAVPower is probably your best bet right now.

Edit: Be careful talking about the RAVPower batteries though they have a lot. There are 5 different ones with 20100mah and they have different specs, and it seems they have 2 with 26800mah. There are 3 listings but 1 is just the battery + charger. Only 1 of them seems to support Type-C charging.

According to Blunty, Razer Power Bank is the best one for Switch. [R]

2 years, 5 months agoMarch 1, 2017

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2 years, 5 months agoHotrian posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 1, 2017

Which specs table did you pull that from? The one on their site says it can, also the one on Amazon says the same:

> USB Output: 3.4A Total (Each 2.4A Max) > > Type C Output: DC 5V/3A,9V/2A,15V/2A,20V/1.5A

~~Edit: Sorry, I was talking about the 26800mah that supports Type-C but no QC. Looks like they have a couple of different banks. The one I linked in this comment is the one I was talking about.~~

Edit2: My bad again! I thought you were saying the 26800mah wasn't enough. The 20100mah I was talking about is this one which also supports 15v/2A or 20v/1.5A. I see you grabbed the specs for the 20100mah with QC which only goes up to 12V/1.2A. /u/eskillroy failed to link thanks to AutoMod in their top level comment, but this 20100mah is the one they meant to (and ultimately did) link.

According to Blunty, Razer Power Bank is the best one for Switch. [R]

2 years, 5 months agoMarch 1, 2017

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2 years, 5 months agoHotrian posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 1, 2017

I have hopes for that battery bank as well as this one. The one I linked is cheaper and has 26800mah vs 20100mah in the one you linked. It doesn't ship for a few days though.

The reason the one I linked is cheaper is because it doesn't have the "USB Hub" feature, which personally I think might be safer.

This post shows that iSmart ports keep the VBUS hot, which is against Type-C spec, and this video shows why this can be bad for USB-C cables and potentially USB-C devices.

The Type-C port isn't labeled as being 'iSmart', but if it functions as a hub for the Type-A ports I'm concerned they're connected in some way and the Type-C port isn't a regular to spec Type-C port.

I'm still waiting for some good testing before I try any battery banks with my Switch, but like I said, I have hopes for the RAVPower banks :).

Edit: The one I linked also claims to be "100% Type-C Charging Compatible". While the one you linked claims to also have a "Type-C Compatible Cypress PD2122", the one I linked doesn't say which Cypress chips exactly are being used, so I can't say if "100% Compatible" is better than just "Compatible", or if they use the same chip or not. Either way, my hopes just got a little bit higher for both of these banks.

According to Blunty, Razer Power Bank is the best one for Switch. [R]

2 years, 5 months agoMarch 1, 2017

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2 years, 5 months agoHotrian posted on NintendoSwitch.
March 1, 2017

Personally I'm holding off on any battery bank until they've been properly tested.

According to the Razer Power Bank page, it supports Qualcomm Quick Charge, but none of the ports are labeled so I'm assuming it's every port.

According to this post just a few days ago (including the video linked, not just the text), as well as several other posts I've seen since I joined the sub, QC ports can be dangerous for USB-C devices. That post also says this applies to QC, Fast Charge, iSmart, Smart Fit, IQ, Powerboost, and potentially others. They (e: QC and Fast Charge) keep the USB VBUS hot even when no device is connected, making them outside of USB-C spec.

I don't personally know enough about these specs or charging modes to speak towards it, but I'll be waiting for further testing before plugging any of these battery banks into my Switch.

Edit: Upon rereading that post it seems only QC and Fast Charge violate the spec by keeping their VBUS hot, but the others still violate the USB-C spec in one way or another.

Edit: Downvote if you want but I'm just trying to help you guys out before you plug in your expensive chargers and potentially damage your Switch :(. Not all USB-C cables/devices/chargers are created equally.

Edit: If you absolutely need a battery bank right away, this one by RAVPower is probably your best bet right now. Type-C to Type-C charging will net you 15V/2A; The Switch is rated for 15V/2.6A (30 watts vs 39 watts), but it should at least extend your play time significantly, and as long as you only use the Type-C to charge your Switch, you should be okay.

If you're wondering about battery life and charging/power pack capabilities, this video from The Know actually has a lot of good information [R]

2 years, 5 months agoGerolux posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 27, 2017
2 years, 5 months agoGerolux posted on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 27, 2017

Link to the battery they mentioned part way through(about one that has enough rating)

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Charger-RAVPower-26800mAh-Recharged/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr13?ie=UTF8&qid=1488246783&sr=8-3&keywords=RAVPower+usb-c+portable+battery

the USB-C port(which requires you to purchase a double ended USB-C Cable) outputs 30W(15V2A), which should be enough to use the switch and slowly charge it while playing.

Either I don't understand batteries as much as I thought I did, or a lot of others don't [R]

2 years, 5 months agocbizzle31 posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 27, 2017

Ok, I keep commenting on battery charging related threads and keep getting downvoted. I think this is either because I don't know as much about battery charging as I think I do or others think they know more than they really do. I get the impression from others that they think amperage is the only important thing about charging a battery. I get comments all the time implying that charging the switch can't happen fast when the system is already drawing 5V and 2.something amps. Whenever I reply back that Nintendo could have used a higher input voltage to charge fast while playing, but maybe they didn't do it because of heat reasons I get downvoted and told I don't understand batteries. Granted it's been like 20 years since I did my undergraduate in electrical engineering but as far as I recall, and what makes sense to me, is that amperage isn't the thing that matters when charging a battery, it's just one piece of the puzzle. It's really power that matters, VI, or watts. So charging at 5V 3A is worse than charging at 15V and 2A. Please either correct my dumbassedness or make me feel better that I just constantly get people who don't understand batteries downvoting me.

2 years, 5 months agocbizzle31 posted on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 27, 2017

where did you see these reports, I already have that battery for my nexus 6p and im nervous ill have to get a new one Like this.

[Discussion] External Battery/Powerbank Testing [R]

2 years, 6 months agoEdwood-d-_-b posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 4, 2017

UPDATE: I've posted my results here.





Let me preface all this by saying that I’m no expert so if anyone catches any mistakes, please let me know and I’ll update my post. The goal is to keep everyone as informed as possible.

As we inch closer to the Nintendo Switch's release date, there seem to be more and more people asking about external batteries. The question tends to be the same every time: Will this external battery/powerbank be good enough for the Switch? Everyone wants to know how they can extend their playtime while on the go because, let’s face it, 3 hours won’t cut it sometimes.

Unfortunately, we just don't know right now.

A lot of people are recommending the Anker Powercore+ 20100. Others are looking at various RAVPower or Aukey powerbanks. There isn't a consensus on what we need because we only have a little information to go off of thus far.

You're all most likely familiar with this image of the back of the Switch. It clearly states that the Switch takes 15V @ 2.6A. This means that it takes 39W of power and we know it takes about 3 hours to fully charge the battery this way. The biggest question, however, is that once undocked, will the Switch be able to accept a lower voltage? Nintendo already stated that we'll be able to charge our Switches via a powerbank so it's likely that it will also be compatible with 5V @ 2A.

Let’s take a moment to discuss voltage and amperage. When you charge a device, you want the voltage that the device is expecting to match the voltage that the power source delivers. Once there, you can have a higher amperage to charge the battery quicker. If your power source delivers too low or too high a voltage, you risk damaging your device. For example, most cell phone chargers deliver 5V @ 1A (5W). If you have a phone that supports Fast Charging, you’re probably getting 5V @ 2A (10W) or 9V @ 1.67A (15W). By giving it more wattage (power), you’re charging your phone faster. Your phone will only go up to 9V if it’s able to handle that much voltage, otherwise, it’ll stick to 5V.

Anyway, so back to the Switch. There is no way that Nintendo expects the average customer to provide 39W of power while on the go. It just doesn’t make sense. There is, however, a way they can make this work.

USB Power Delivery (USB PD, for short) is a technology that allows your device and your power source to negotiate a voltage. Basically, there are multiple tiers and your device can ask for the next tier up if it can handle more juice. This would mean that the Switch can ask for 5V @ 2A (10W) and then, if the power source allows it, it can ask for more (9V, 15V, and 20V).

But all this depends on what the Switch asks for. In handheld mode, can it ask for more than 5V? If we use the Switch’s AC Adapter, will it give us 5V @ 2A (10W) or 15V @ 2.6A (39W)? Again, we don’t know.

In addition to all of this, there’s a lot of things to watch out for when it comes to charging via USB-C. If you’ve done any amount of research, I’m sure you’ve heard of Benson Leung. He is a Google engineer who’s been testing USB-C cables and calling out various USB-C cable manufacturers for ignoring standards. Luckily, he’s compiled a list of compliant cables that you can find on http://www.bensonapproved.com/. This site isn't run by Benson but it holds the suggestions he's made and provides links. If you need a USB-A to USB-C or a USB-C to USB-C cable, make sure you’re getting a good one!

Another thing to keep in mind is that chargers, such as the one for the Nexus 6P, shouldn’t be used for your Switch. I’m not fully versed in the details but doing so could damage your Switch and you should pick up another charger if that’s the only one you’ve got. Additionally, there’s a RAVPower external battery that works for almost every device EXCEPT for a Chromebook. With all of these exceptions present, it’s a nightmare figuring out what will work.

So this brings me to my contribution: I’ll be testing out some powerbanks/chargers once the Switch releases.

I’ve already picked up the following devices:

  1. RAVPower 20100mAh w/ QC 3.0 Powerbank
  2. RAVPower 20100mAh 30W Powerbank
  3. RAVPower 30W USB Wall Charger

i’m also considering picking up the Anker Powercore+ 20100 because it seems to be so popular. I can’t make any promises, as I’m not made of money, but if you have a powerbank/charger you’d like me to test, let me know. If it gains enough traction, I’ll consider testing it out as well.

I will be buying a USB-C Power Meter in order to measure the voltage and amperage that the Switch pulls from each of these devices. I’ll post my findings within a day of the Switch’s release so you’ll know what powerbanks are safe to use.

TL;DR: USB-C is scary sometimes. Gotta use the right stuff. I’ll test out the stuff I’ve got so that only one of us has to potentially fry our systems.


Update:/u/Xenoth15 reminded me that I completely forgot to reference the Hori Nintendo Switch Car Charger. This charger boasts 5V @ 3A so we know the Switch will be able to handle 5V. Hopefully the 3A will be enough to charge the system adequately while we're playing our games and not just slow its discharging rate.

Update 2: To all the Anker fans out there, I wanted to provide you this link. /u/Nathan-K, another USB tester, says, "I have real doubts Anker knows what they are doing in the USB-C space. They are freewheeling on reputation alone. The facts contradict their claims of expertise.". I'm not saying to boycott Anker -- just to be aware.

Additionally, Nathan K. has also created a spreadsheet highlighting USB cables and wall chargers that work with the Google Pixel. You can take a look at their ratings to help you decide what to purchase.

Update 3: I received 2 more powerbanks today, one with an included wall charger:

  1. Anker Powercore+ 20100
  2. PD USB RAVPower 26800mAh

I also received the Plugable USB-C Power Meter I ordered. I'm excited to try all this out on the Switch to see what works best!

Update 4: It's incredibly long overdue but I've gotten around to doing the math that /u/Ausycoop mentioned last week. We know that the Nintendo Switch takes in 15V/2.6A as input and we know that the Switch has a 4310 mAh (4.31Ah) rechargeable, 3.7V, lithium-ion battery. We also know that we have about 3 hours of battery life while playing BOTW. Doing some quick math:

4.31Ah / 3h = 1.44A (*the current the Switch pulls from its battery*)

1.44A x 3.7V (*the Switch battery's discharge voltage*) = 5.32W (*the power that the Switch pulls from its battery*).

This means that the Switch drains 5.32W per hour. In order to charge that same battery with an input of 5V, it would require 1.06A:

5.33W / 5V = 1.06A

Essentially, this means that any charger that supplies at least 5V/2A will add an additional 4.7W/hour while playing BOTW on top of supplying it with the wattage it needs to let you keep playing.

Seeing as the Officially Licensed Hori Car Charger states that it provides 5V/3A, we can rest assured that we'll be able to charge at 5V.

I'm still going to run my tests because USB-C is still trying to find its footing. Some powerbanks work great for some devices and tend to be harmful to others and I'd like to ensure that whatever we get works well. I'll keep you guys posted on what I find, come March 3rd (or more likely, the 4th).

Update 5: It looks like we finally got a look at the Switch's AC adapter. Despite not being for the US version, the output should be the same. As expected, we see the 15V/2.6A reflected there but it also supports 5V/1.5A.

This probably means that anything that charges the Switch at 5V/2A or higher will provide enough charge.

Now, there is also the possibility that the 5V/1.5A output for this charger is meant for the Charging Grip and the Pro Controller and that the Switch will continue to charge at 15V/2.6A even when undocked. I'll be testing the AC adapter along with the powerbanks I have to see if that's the case.

Update 6:Ars Technica stated the following in their article:

I thought the Switch's USB-C charging port would mean I could use any standard external battery pack to charge the system away from an outlet on long trips. Testing with the Jackery Titan S, though, I was only able to get a trickle charge of about 1 percent every six minutes. That charge was so weak that, during normal gameplay, the Switch actually died on me while it was still plugged in to the external battery pack.

This could just be an issue of Voltage—the packaged wall outlet is rated for 15V/2.6A, while the battery pack is only rated at 5V/3A—or it might be an issue with confusing USB-C charging standards. In any case, don't expect perfect compatibility with third-party chargers.

This Switch dying during gameplay while receiving 5V/3A goes against the math from my 4th update and contradicts the "high speed" part of the Official High Speed Hori Car Charger. I'm not sure if it's something on their end or if my math was simply incorrect but that's something we'll find out when the Switch releases. My guess is that the Switch doesn't support Jackery Titan S's Smart Fit technology and they plugged it into the 5V/1A port.

This also further leads me to believe that the 5V/1.5A aspect of the AC adapter might be for charging the Pro Controller and/or the Charging Grip and not for the Switch at all.

Hopefully one of the powerbanks I'm testing will give us enough power to charge on the go while playing our games!

Update 7: Not sure why I didn't just follow the format I've been using but I updated this post yesterday with a link to my results at the top. You can find it here.

2 years, 5 months agoEdwood-d-_-b posted on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 25, 2017

This RAVpower external battery powerbank is the only one I've seen that fully lists it's USB-PD specs to have all voltages, 5V, 15V, and 20V.

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Charger-RAVPower-26800mAh-Recharged/dp/B01LRQDAEI

It's huge, but looks like it'll get the job done.

Razer Announces 12,800mAh Power Bank [R]

2 years, 5 months agosomesinwong posted submission on gadgets.
Feb. 25, 2017
2 years, 5 months agosomesinwong posted on gadgets.
Feb. 25, 2017

There's this one I've been eyeballing on amazon. PD USB Type C Portable Charger RAVPower 26800mAh Power Bank (Faster Recharged in 4.5 Hours with USB-C Input; 30W USB C Output; 30W Type-C AC Charger; Dual iSmart 2.0 USB Ports) For Phones, Macbook 12" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapi_piCSybSGY8CBH

PSA: DO NOT charge your Switch with a powerbank or wall wart through a QC/Fast Charging port [R]

2 years, 5 months agodjthegeek posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 24, 2017

Many of you are probably already aware of the testing I'll be doing regarding cables, powerbanks, and wall warts. With the Switch just 6 days away, I've been seeing a lot of posts asking about charging solutions and I wanted to make one thing exceptionally clear.

DO NOT charge your Switch with a powerbank or wall wart through a QC/Fast Charging port. This applies to all proprietary technologies, such as Qualcomm Quick Charge and Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging.

/u/Nathan-K put together an amazing video demonstration of why using either USB-A to USB-C cables or USB-C to USB-C cables with ports that support these proprietary technologies is a bad idea:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujaapnnNzsQ

Please make knowledgeable decisions when using anything other than the official Nintendo adapter to charge your new Switch.


Edit: There seems to be some confusion so let me try to explain it a little more:

Take a look at this image (ignore the Google part - this applies to other charges out there too). USB-C chargers shouldn't hold charge when they're not plugged into a device on both ends. If they do, then you run the risk of damaging your cable or device.

Now take a look at these two images of charging via a RAVPower's Quick Charge and iSmart ports that I just took. The device on the end is a USB-C power meter. The following is from the power meter's Amazon page:

Please note that under normal circumstances the meter will not power on without a device connected (host, charger, accessory, etc) at both ends. If the meter turns on when only connected at one end, the attached device is "VBUS hot" which is against USB-C specifications.

The fact that the power meter is showing that there's 5(ish)V present means that the charger is supplying voltage to the cable when nothing's plugged in and asking for it. This is against USB-C specifications and something you want to stay away from.

I hope this clears things up a bit.

Edit 2: It seems that I may have spoken too quickly and that this only applies to QC and Fast Charging. I've updated this for the time being while I'm looking into this further.

Edit 3: Ok so it seems like the other technologies mentioned (iSmart, Smart Fit), and a couple not mentioned (IQ, Powerboost) all break the USB specifications in some way in order to get a leg up on the market. I don't mean to scare everyone as much as make everyone aware of the potential issues in using particular technologies.

I'll post some recommendations when I get a chance to test the powerbanks I have with the Switch, once it comes out. Until then, if you're going to be buying a portable charging solution, just be aware of the issues. It's not as easy as "plug it into any wall charger/powerbank using any cable" anymore.

Edit 4: Guys...I can't tell you if devices you've picked up work or not because I haven't had the opportunity to try anything with the Switch (because it's not out yet). Once I do a bit of testing, I can make some recommendations based on what I've tested.

If you ask about other powerbanks, I won't be able to recommend them. That doesn't mean they won't work or that they will cause damage; it just means I haven't had any experience with them.

2 years, 5 months agodjthegeek posted on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 24, 2017

I THINK this one may be safe:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo01s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It says it has the RavPower ismart but appears to only use it on the USB-A ports while leaving the USB-C port to PD with 30w 15v/2a.

It's even advertised as iSmart2.0+Type-C with the features set:

iSmart 2.0 Two USB output + 30W PD Type-C Port

Does that seem correct?

Anyone able to find a portable battery that outputs near 15V/2.6A? [R]

2 years, 5 months agodjthegeek posted submission on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 24, 2017

I know that's what the Switch recharges at naturally. I've seen some output at 5v/2.6A but I'm not really familiar with what that means exactly. A little bit ELI5 for electricity standards would be kind of nice to.

2 years, 5 months agodjthegeek posted on NintendoSwitch.
Feb. 24, 2017

I personally bought this RAVPower 26800 Powerbank:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=ohauidetailpageo01s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It has up to 30w output on USB-C with 15v/2A and PD. Not quite 2.6A, but it SHOULD definitely be good enough to charge the switch.

x1Carbon 5th is here [R]

2 years, 6 months agorawrpopsicle posted submission on thinkpad.
Feb. 17, 2017
2 years, 6 months agorawrpopsicle posted on thinkpad.
Feb. 19, 2017

My order says 65W charger with the option for a 2nd 45W charger. 20V sounds about right for a laptop though. 25W seems to be on the low side.

Would be interested to see if this will work https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=oxscsfltitle2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2KUZVNQ9LP7N9

Can you use a powerbank to charge a MacBook Pro? [R]

2 years, 6 months agoFeb. 14, 2017

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2 years, 6 months agosomesinwong posted on macbookpro.
Feb. 15, 2017

If it did work it would only charge at 5v 3a which would be a measly 15 watts. You would need a USB A to USB C cable and depending on the cable it may further limit change amps.

Honestly I wouldn't even recommend it, to me it's not worth risking your new MacBook. I would buy a USB C USBPD power bank if any have been made yet as the best would be USB C to USB C.

Edit: here is an example on amazon PD USB Type C Portable Charger RAVPower 26800mAh Power Bank (Faster Recharged in 4.5 Hours with USB-C Input; 30W USB C Output; 30W Type-C AC Charger; Dual iSmart 2.0 USB Ports) For Phones, Macbook 12" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=cmswrcpapi_06-Oyb3HT2404

USB PD battery pack [R]

2 years, 6 months agoConLawHero posted submission on GooglePixel.
Jan. 24, 2017

Is there any battery-pack that supports USB-PD (20V)? Preferable with both usb-c and usb-a output, but any suggestions are welcome.

2 years, 6 months agoConLawHero posted on GooglePixel.
Jan. 24, 2017

This one does 5V/3A,9V/2A,15V/2A,20V/1.5A from the USB C port.

Though, FYI, Benson and Nathan K gave the charger it comes with a bad rating, but rated the battery itself very well. So, what I did is bought a separate USB C (Benson approved) wall wart. Problem solved.

Not the cheapest solution ever, but I think it'll be a year or so, at least, before we start seeing USB C devices at microUSB prices.

Is this powerbank safe and recommend for the pixel? [R]

2 years, 8 months agoDec. 12, 2016

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2 years, 8 months agoTtuggger posted on GooglePixel.
Dec. 12, 2016

First glance makes me skeptical because it's A to C.

I don't see any specs about USB C so I'd probably say it's not.

I'll check the spreadsheet and see, but I doubt it. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vnpEXfo2HCGADdd9G2x9dMDWqENiY2kgBJUu29f_TX8/edit#gid=1288176877

EDIT: The model you've linked too isn't on it, however, there is a 'similar' model from that same manufacturer is that is rated -1. That said, there is a note that indicates the charger is comes with is bad but the battery appears good. Not sure how to read into that.

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Charger-RAVPower-26800mAh-Recharged/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr11?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1481591750&sr=1-1&keywords=RP-PB058

Why do you want a pack? Seems like the only reason a pack is needed is with incredibly high usage and no wall outlets.

Nintendo Switch Charges over USB-C According to Retail Leak [R]

2 years, 8 months agoWarpedFlayme posted submission on Games.
Dec. 6, 2016
2 years, 8 months agoWarpedFlayme posted on Games.
Dec. 7, 2016

~~You know, I'd swear I've seen at least one before that supports USB PD 2.0 (variable voltage and amperage for higher overall power levels (watts)) but now that I'm looking I can't find any. Maybe I'm wrong. Either way, any good battery pack that has a Type C port will be able to put out 15W (5V x 3A).~~

That's the comment I was about to post but as I was search for example Type C batteries to list, I found one that supports USB PD!

Here you go! RAVPower 30W 26,800mAh battery
Capable of 15W, 18W, and 30W output (and input) over Type C (with compatible device/charger) generated at 5V/3A, 9V/2A, and 15V/2A or 20V/1.5A, respectively (VxA=W).

If you're looking for just a Type C battery that doesn't support USB PD, there are plenty from good brands like Anker, Aukey, and Tronsmart that support the standard 15W (5V/3A) charging. Just look on Amazon.

Edit:
Found another, though it is apparently no longer available. Like I said, limited market right now.
Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD

I'm looking for a battery pack for my Pixel [R]

2 years, 9 months agovihu posted submission on GooglePixel.
Nov. 20, 2016

So far Nomad's Advanced PowerPack looks good according to Nathan K.'s spreadsheet but there's so evidence that it was actually tested. No references or review source or anything. What's going on there? Is it just an assumption that it's a high-quality battery charger?

This is the spreadsheet I'm referring to: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vnpEXfo2HCGADdd9G2x9dMDWqENiY2kgBJUu29f_TX8/edit#gid=1288176877

2 years, 9 months agovihu posted on GooglePixel.
Nov. 20, 2016

This is the only one which (I know of) has USB-PD for now. I myself am looking for a battery pack as I find myself not being completely satisfied with my Pixel battery performance :\

Anyone find a USB-C Powerbank that charges via USB-PD at at least 3a 5V? [R]

2 years, 9 months agobizzyqu posted submission on GooglePixel.
Nov. 17, 2016

I have a RavPower 20100mah USB-C bank, but it doesnt seem to charge my Pixel rapidly as it did my Nexus 6P, and I'm not sure why. Anyone know of a bank that does charge the pixel rapidly?

2 years, 9 months agobizzyqu posted on GooglePixel.
Nov. 17, 2016

Benson wasn't in love with either of these, so I would approach at your own risk, but these are the two I have seen:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K6S29FE/ref=wlitdpopCnSttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1RADFIA7UZVJ2&coliid=I1WYMPQPBI242B

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Charger-RAVPower-26800mAh-Recharged/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr11?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1479418141&sr=1-1&keywords=ravpower+usb-pd

Best external battery pack for Pixel/XL [R]

2 years, 9 months agoscotchlover posted submission on GooglePixel.
Oct. 30, 2016

I'm on the move for most of the day and away from anywhere I can plug in for a quick top off. I am looking for a recommendation for an external battery pack. I would like one with USB-C port that supports USB PD, allowing for 9V/2Amp charging, and will bring my Pixel from 30% up to about 80%?

2 years, 9 months agoscotchlover posted on GooglePixel.
Oct. 30, 2016

The RavPower 26800 actually does. But it comes with a wall wart that you shouldn't use.

Will the Pixel be your first USB-C device? How many chargers/cables are you getting in addition to what is provided? [R]

2 years, 10 months agoiconic2125 posted submission on GooglePixel.
Oct. 14, 2016

Along with updating to the Pixel, we've got to update our chargers/cables. There is a lot to consider:

  1. Safety. While I want to spend as little as possible, I should stick with Benson approved gear.
  2. Charging speed. I don't need "full speed" charging everywhere. And apparently "full speed" charging generates more heat, which isn't the best thing for battery life longevity.
  3. Cable length. Different lengths for different applications
  4. Cable configuration. The two "mainstream" options are now: Type A-to-C, and type C-to-C.

Here's my plan:

  • I want full speed charging with a short cable at my work desk. The C-to-C charger/cable provided with the Pixel will do the job here.
  • Near my bed, I'd prefer a slower charging, long length cable. This $18 Benson approved charger comes with a 4 foot, C-to-C cable. I'll make that work, but I've got the option to upgrade to this 6 foot, $25 cable from Google later if I want.
  • I want at least one shorter A-to-C cable in each of my two vehicles at all times. Since my wife got the Nexus 5x, I already got those cables in place. Plus, one is provided with the Pixel, otherwise I'd get this Benson approved cable for $13

Considering I already helped my wife with the jump to USB-C with her Nexus 5x, I only need to get the $18 charger/cable combo.

2 years, 10 months agoiconic2125 posted on GooglePixel.
Oct. 14, 2016

I plan to get this if Benson approves it. Along with another cable of some sort. I may end up just getting another of the OEM cables from Google if I can't find a cheaper/longer one.

Waiting is the hardest part, so here are some USB-C goodies that arrived today. [R]

2 years, 10 months agoiconic2125 posted submission on GooglePixel.
Oct. 13, 2016
2 years, 10 months agoiconic2125 posted on GooglePixel.
Oct. 14, 2016

I'm hoping that this battery pack ends up working out. I really want a battery pack to use with my Pixel.

Waiting is the hardest part, so here are some USB-C goodies that arrived today. [R]

2 years, 10 months agonebulight posted submission on GooglePixel.
Oct. 13, 2016

Good external battery for Pixel? [R]

2 years, 10 months agoMyNameIsNebula posted submission on GooglePixel.
Oct. 10, 2016

So im looking into getting a USB C type external battery for my Pixel once I get it so I have backup power if I need it, and was wondering if something like this would do the trick. Thanks!

2 years, 10 months agoMyNameIsNebula posted on GooglePixel.
Oct. 11, 2016

Good external battery for Pixel? [R]

2 years, 10 months agoMyNameIsNebula posted submission on GooglePixel.
Oct. 10, 2016

So im looking into getting a USB C type external battery for my Pixel once I get it so I have backup power if I need it, and was wondering if something like this would do the trick. Thanks!

2 years, 10 months agoMyNameIsNebula posted on GooglePixel.
Oct. 11, 2016

Power Delivery list [R]

2 years, 10 months agoABOUD83 posted submission on GooglePixel.
Oct. 10, 2016

UPDATE!!! Go check out this post for cables and chargers. These guys are much more knowledgeable than I on this subject.

Benson Leung approved USB Type-C to USB Type-C cablesSource

 

BrandPriceLength
Black Squid(USB 3.1)$12.953.3ft
Plugable*(USB 3.1)$15.953.3ft
Belkin*(USB 3.1)$19.663ft
iOrange-E(USB 2.0)$13.996.6ft
iOrange-E(USB 2.0)$13.996.6ft
Anker(USB 2.0)$10.993ft
CableCreation(USB 2.0)$6.5810ft

 
*USB-IF certified
 


 

Benson Leung approved USB Type-C to USB Type-A cablesSource*

 

BrandPriceLength
PECHAM(USB 3.1)$7.593.3ft
Nekteck(USB 3.1)$6.993.3ft
Anker(USB 3.0)$10.993.3ft
RTE(USB 3.0)$7.993.3ft
Qube Gadget(USB 3.0)$10.883.3ft
TechMatte(USB 3.0)$7.995ft
iOrange-E(USB 2.0)$10.996.6ft
Belkin**(USB 2.0)$10.996ft
Cable Matters(USB 2.0)$7.953.3ft
Cambond(USB 2.0)$10.491ft

 
A lot more cables at the source. I didn't want to put all 44 of them on here. *USB-IF certified
 


 

Miscellaneous Type-C devices w/ Power Delivery

 

Wall Chargers

 
Google Wall Charger - 6ft Cable - $35.00
 

FlyHi Wall Charger - 6.6ft Cable - $18.99
 

Dodocool Wall Charger - 3.3ft - $18.99
 
 

Car Chargers

 
Belkin Car Charger - 4ft Cable - $44.99 + $7.95 shipping
 

Belkin Car Charger(Google Store) - 4ft Cable - $44.99
 

Belkin Car Charger(Amazon) - 4ft Cable - $Unavailable
 

Belkin Car Charger(Verizon) - 4ft Cable - $39.99
 
 

Portable Batteries

 
Anker Portable Battery - 20,000mAh - $54.99
 

RAVPower Portable Battery - 26,800mAh - $64.99
 
 

MultiPorts

 
Anker MultiPort - $39.99
 

iVoler MultiPort - $36.99
 

iKits MultiPort - $39.99
 


 
If there are any mistakes just let me know.
If there are other products you'd like me to add to the list, post the link and I'll add it.
 


 
EDIT: Updating the list with the help of /u/Nathan-K

2 years, 10 months agoABOUD83 posted on GooglePixel.
Oct. 10, 2016

Power Delivery list [R]

2 years, 10 months agoABOUD83 posted submission on GooglePixel.
Oct. 10, 2016

UPDATE!!! Go check out this post for cables and chargers. These guys are much more knowledgeable than I on this subject.

Benson Leung approved USB Type-C to USB Type-C cablesSource

 

BrandPriceLength
Black Squid(USB 3.1)$12.953.3ft
Plugable*(USB 3.1)$15.953.3ft
Belkin*(USB 3.1)$19.663ft
iOrange-E(USB 2.0)$13.996.6ft
iOrange-E(USB 2.0)$13.996.6ft
Anker(USB 2.0)$10.993ft
CableCreation(USB 2.0)$6.5810ft

 
*USB-IF certified
 


 

Benson Leung approved USB Type-C to USB Type-A cablesSource*

 

BrandPriceLength
PECHAM(USB 3.1)$7.593.3ft
Nekteck(USB 3.1)$6.993.3ft
Anker(USB 3.0)$10.993.3ft
RTE(USB 3.0)$7.993.3ft
Qube Gadget(USB 3.0)$10.883.3ft
TechMatte(USB 3.0)$7.995ft
iOrange-E(USB 2.0)$10.996.6ft
Belkin**(USB 2.0)$10.996ft
Cable Matters(USB 2.0)$7.953.3ft
Cambond(USB 2.0)$10.491ft

 
A lot more cables at the source. I didn't want to put all 44 of them on here. *USB-IF certified
 


 

Miscellaneous Type-C devices w/ Power Delivery

 

Wall Chargers

 
Google Wall Charger - 6ft Cable - $35.00
 

FlyHi Wall Charger - 6.6ft Cable - $18.99
 

Dodocool Wall Charger - 3.3ft - $18.99
 
 

Car Chargers

 
Belkin Car Charger - 4ft Cable - $44.99 + $7.95 shipping
 

Belkin Car Charger(Google Store) - 4ft Cable - $44.99
 

Belkin Car Charger(Amazon) - 4ft Cable - $Unavailable
 

Belkin Car Charger(Verizon) - 4ft Cable - $39.99
 
 

Portable Batteries

 
Anker Portable Battery - 20,000mAh - $54.99
 

RAVPower Portable Battery - 26,800mAh - $64.99
 
 

MultiPorts

 
Anker MultiPort - $39.99
 

iVoler MultiPort - $36.99
 

iKits MultiPort - $39.99
 


 
If there are any mistakes just let me know.
If there are other products you'd like me to add to the list, post the link and I'll add it.
 


 
EDIT: Updating the list with the help of /u/Nathan-K

2 years, 10 months agoABOUD83 posted on GooglePixel.
Oct. 10, 2016