Next-generation gaming consoles—like the PlayStation 5, the Xbox Series X, and the Nintendo Switch—are very popular with gamers. They have completely transformed console gaming with their wildly innovative controllers and powerful graphics. Not to mention they allow for a level of immersion gamers have never experienced with previous consoles. Games load in mere seconds and gamers also have new ways to interact with them.
Most people love to play video games on weekends, you probably do too. But it can be annoying if your console runs out of power when you’re right in the middle of a game—like when you’re playing Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. In this post, we share some great tips on charging your gaming console.
Let’s get started.
Charging the Nintendo Switch & Switch Lite: 2 Different Solutions
1. With a Wall or Desktop Charger
The Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite are both excellent gaming systems. While the Nintendo Switch is more expensive and flexible, the Switch Lite is more affordable and is designed to be portable. But if you’re a serious gamer, you’re often charging your gaming console. Nintendo says the Switch’s battery can last 3 hours, while the Switch Lite has a longer battery life: 3 to 7 hours. Here are 2 RAVPower chargers we recommend for both gaming consoles:
PD Pioneer 20W USB-C Wall Charger (RP-PC150)
Gaming consoles use a lot of power, especially if you play highly demanding games. The good thing is that many consoles are compatible with fast charging technologies such as Power Delivery and Quick Charge. Our Nintendo Switch charger has one PD port and is a revolution in charging. It may look posh, but it’s capable of recharging your console. Your device will go from 0% to 100% in record time–less than 3 hours! In fact, it is just as good as the standard Nintendo charger.
PD Pioneer 65W 2-Port USB-C Wall Charger (RP-PC133)
At times, you don’t have access to a plug socket for charging your gaming console, and that’s when a portable power bank comes in handy. It allows you to power your console even on the go. The RP-PC133 has one USB-C port and one USB-A port, so all you need to do is get a USB-C to USB-C cable for quick charging. And because it has built-in protection, it won’t overheat or short-circuit.
PD Pioneer 65W 4-Port USB-C Desktop Charger RP-PC136
2. Charging Your Gaming Console With a Power Bank
300W Multiport USB-C Portable Power House (RP-PB187)
Maybe you have two passions in life: gaming and exploring the outdoors. Or maybe you just want a power bank that’s so powerful it can juice all your devices in case of a power interruption. After all, disasters happen when you least expect it. The RAVPower Power House, a portable power station, is just what you need. It isn’t your standard USB power pack.
Besides having three USB charging ports, it also features a PD port. Its two powerful AC outlets are perfect for charging gaming consoles, laptops, smartphones, and other devices. For example, it can charge the Nintendo Switch over 8 times and the 2018 MacBook almost two times. But as long as you stay within its power limits, it has lots of other uses too. You can use it to charge a car refrigerator, a TV, and a small radio. Just remember, you’ll need a USB-C cable—which you can buy separately.
PD Pioneer 20000mAh 60W 2-Port Power Bank (RP-PB201)
Ok, so you want a power bank you can use even when your console isn’t docked—a portable charger to use on the go. This RAVPower charger for gaming consoles is a great solution. It is small, lightweight, and will fit easily into a Nintendo Switch case. The 20,000mAh portable charger has one PD port and one QC port and can therefore charge your gaming console and another device at top speeds simultaneously. RAVPower also gives you a free USB-C to USB-C charging cable. It’s long enough and stays out of the way, making it easier for you to play games as your console charges.
Charging the PlayStation 5 Console
1. Connect the Controller to the Dock
Recently, Sony revealed in its PlayStation blog just how long it takes to recharge the DualSense controller. When you connect it to the controller charging station or the PS5 console, it takes about 3 hours to fully charge. Leaked information on the DualSense controller suggests that you can expect 30 minutes of gaming from every five minutes of charging.
2. Use the RAVPower Charger
The RP-PB187 has a very high power capacity of 252.7Wh. This means it can charge your console multiple times. It has three USB charging ports and a PD port with awesome charging speeds. So, even when you charge four devices at once, the charging speed will be quite fast. Another of its great features is its ability to power small appliances.
Powering Xbox Series X: 2 Options
1. Use the Official Xbox Rechargeable Battery
According to Microsoft, the rechargeable battery for the Xbox Series X fully charges in under 4 hours. When fully charged, it provides up to 30 hours of battery life. As a bonus, you can recharge the gaming system while you play and even when your Xbox is on standby.
2. Use Disposable AA Batteries
Yes, Xbox Series X controllers still use AA batteries. Microsoft says that you can use AA batteries with an “LR6” specification (alkaline batteries). However, for the best performance, only use rechargeable AA (LR6) batteries. In most cases we don’t recommend these batteries because some have the ability to lower a controller’s battery life.
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Keep Playing Your Console Longer with the Best RAVPower Chargers
Gaming has become a portable experience, and portable chargers have now become more important than ever. Without a doubt a RAVPower charger can completely transform your gaming experience—you don’t have to worry about your device dying when you’re winning the game! Get one and charging your gaming console is no longer a problem.
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