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How to Charge the Nintendo Switch Console

  • The Nintendo Switch console is compatible with the Nintendo Switch AC adapter only (model No. HAC-002).

  • The Nintendo Switch console requires approximately 3 hours to fully charge. 

The Nintendo Switch console can be charged in two ways:

Directly With the AC Adapter:

Connect the USB plug from the Nintendo Switch AC adapter into the USB connector on the bottom of the console, then connect the AC adapter into the wall outlet.

Using the Dock:

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch AC adapter into to the Nintendo Switch dock.

    • Open the back cover of the dock. 

    • Connect the USB plug from the AC Adapter into the top terminal of the dock labelled “AC Adapter.”  

    • Close the Nintendo Switch Dock cover. 

  2. Insert the console into the Nintendo Switch dock.Important: Ensure the LCD screen is facing the same direction as the front panel of the dock. 

  3. Connect the Nintendo Switch AC adapter into the wall outlet.

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