- Connect the Joy-Con controllers to the Switch.
- Plug the Nintendo AC Adapter into the Switch.
The Joy-Con controllers will charge while the Switch is receiving power from the adapter.
- Connect the Joy-Con controllers to the Charging Grip.
- Plug the Nintendo AC Adapter into the Charging Grip.
The Joy-Con controllers will charge while the Charging Grip is receiving power.
If the Joy-Con controllers have a low battery, they will charge off the Switch—even if it's not connected to a power source. However, the charging stops around halfway to conserve console power.
The Switch Pro Controller comes with a USB charging cable. The cable can be plugged into the back of the Switch docking station.
You can also charge the controller with a Nintendo AC Adapter.
The Poké Ball Plus controller can be charged using the Nintendo AC Adapter. The controller uses a USB C input and can take up to three hours to charge.
Nintendo is just coming off their high from the Switch update that enables Bluetooth audio devices, and they’re riding that wave.