The best Nintendo Switch battery packs and chargers will let you race, battle and explore longer on Nintendo’s new video game console. In fact, they are the only way your Nintendo Switch will last a long flight or a full day away from its dock, as the console’s battery life varies. You can play a small title, like RiME, for 5 hours or more. Playing the console’s most exciting games brings that battery life estimate down by half. Nintendo Switch lasts for 3 hours when you play Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Play Mario Kart 8, Splatoon 2 and Arms online and you can expect less battery life than that.
Here are the 12 best Nintendo Switch battery packs and chargers. You don’t need to worry whether any of them won’t work correctly with your new console. Every battery pack was tested with a Switch console or made specifically for it.
12 Best Nintendo Switch Battery Packs & Chargers
- Nintendo Switch AC Adapter
- Nyko Power Pak for Nintendo Switch
- Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charging Grip
- Hori Nintendo Switch High-Speed Car Adapter
- B&A Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charging Dock
- Anker PowerCore+26800
- Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Battery Pack
- REXIAO Nintendo Switch Battery Case
- Nyko Boost Pak for Nintendo Switch
- Bionik Power Plate Duo for Nintendo Switch
- UNU Superpak
- AC Power Cord for Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch AC Adapter
Many adapters that claim to work with the Nintendo Switch barely supply it with enough power. Don’t buy just any USB Type-C charger you see online. You need the official Nintendo Switch AC Adapter.
The Nintendo Switch AC Adapter outputs enough power so that you can continue to play your Nintendo Switch while it's charging. Its cable is permanently attached to the wall plug, which should prevent your family from stealing your Nintendo Switch AC Adapter to replace the cable they need for their phone or tablet. This adapter also replaces the wall charger that comes with the Nintendo Switch Dock.
Amazon has the Nintendo Switch AC Adapter for $26.88. The adapter only comes in black.