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How to Charge the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers for Nintendo Switch

  • It takes approximately 3½ hours to fully charge a Super NES Controller for Nintendo Switch. 

  • When fully charged, the battery duration for the Super NES Controller for Nintendo Switch can last approximately 20 hours. This may vary depending on use. 

  • Once the Super NES Controller for Nintendo Switch is fully charged, the recharge LED beside the USB connector will shut off. 

  • Super NES Controller for Nintendo Switch can also be charged by connecting it to a licensed accessory, such as the Dual USB PlayStand for Nintendo Switch Lite from HORI. 

Complete these steps

The Super NES Controller for Nintendo Switch can be charged in the following ways:

  • While connected directly to the Nintendo Switch AC adapter.

    Connect the Nintendo Switch AC adapter (model No. HAC-002(AUS)) to the USB connector at the top of the Super NES Controller, and then to a wall outlet. 

  • While connected to the Nintendo Switch dock.

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch AC adapter to the dock and then to a wall outlet.

    Note: In order to charge the Super NES Controller, the Nintendo Switch console does not need to be docked.

  2. Connect the USB charging cable (model No. HAC-010) to an available USB port on the dock, then to the USB connector at the top of the Super NES Controller.