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How to Charge the Joy-Con Controllers

It takes approximately 3 ½ hours to fully charge the Joy-Con controllers.

The Joy-Con can be charged in the following ways:

While attached to the Nintendo Switch console.

  1. Attach the Joy-Con to the Nintendo Switch console. 

  2. Charge the console.

While attached to the Joy-Con charging grip.

  1. Attach the Joy-Con to the Joy-Con charging grip. 

  2. Connect the Joy-Con charging grip to the Nintendo Switch dock using the USB cable that was included in the box, or connect it directly to the Nintendo Switch AC adapter (HAC-002).

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